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ERISA 10.04.2020

Part-Time Employees Can Now Contribute to Pension Plans

It’s hard to believe but January 2021 is right around the corner! For plan sponsors, that means now is the time to make way for part-time employees to participate in 401(k) plans. Comply With the…
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Part-Time Employees Can Now Contribute to Pension Plans
ERISA 09.26.2020

Who Needs to Save for Retirement?

All of us! Even before the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19, retirement saving for workers in the US was insufficient—and in fact, worsening. For example, data from 2014-2017 shows that only 40% of employers…
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Who Needs to Save for Retirement?
ERISA 09.20.2020

Help for Small Businesses: Employee Retirement Benefit

It’s going to be a busy fall for employee benefit administrators and retirement plan sponsors across the country, as the federal government rolls out guidance and standards related to the SECURE Act. Small business owners…
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Help for Small Businesses: Employee Retirement Benefit
Cyber 08.24.2020

5 Cybersecurity Tactics for Plan Sponsors

Though cybersecurity strategies tend to evolve year to year, there are some basic tactics plan sponsors can utilize to safeguard their plan participant’s personal information. Research indicates that roughly 62% of small and midsize businesses…
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5 Cybersecurity Tactics for Plan Sponsors
ERISA 07.14.2020

Is Personal Information of Plan Participants An ERISA Plan Asset?

Retirement plan sponsors are beginning to see more claims involving the alleged wrongful use of personal information belonging to retirement plan participants claimed to be “plan assets”. The specifics of these allegations is that employers…
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Is Personal Information of Plan Participants An ERISA Plan Asset?
ERISA 06.03.2020

Novel In-Service Distributions from 457(b) Plans

A common query concerning in-service distributions from retirement plans is: Can a governmental 457(b) plan allow participants to obtain plan withdrawals while they are still working? Per a recent law change, governmental 457(b) plans now…
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Novel In-Service Distributions from 457(b) Plans
ERISA 05.22.2020

Eleventh Circuit Releases Long-Awaited Decision on ERISA Sanctions

The Eleventh Circuit just confirmed their outlook on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA. The new decision in Williamson v. Travelport, LP 953 F. 3d 1278 (11th Cir. 2020), illuminated the latitude…
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Eleventh Circuit Releases Long-Awaited Decision on ERISA Sanctions
ERISA 05.21.2020

Department of Labor Unveils Novel Safe Harbor for E-Delivery

As numerous Americans continue to work remotely during the start of the summer, the Labor Department has introduced a brand new safe harbor for electronic disclosures. The final rule initiated is congruent to the rule…
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Department of Labor Unveils Novel Safe Harbor for E-Delivery
ERISA 05.14.2020

4 Plan Sponsor Action Plans During COVID-19

As the dynamic ripples of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to sculpt the current marketplace, it is vital for plan sponsors to augment their establishment’s retirement plans for what may lie ahead. Warranting the efficiency of…
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4 Plan Sponsor Action Plans During COVID-19