Department of Labor Guidance

Cybersecurity Program Best Practices Responsible plan fiduciaries have an obligation to ensure proper mitigation of cybersecurity risks. Download Now Checklist for Managing Cyber Risk in Retirement Plans Although there is not a single solution for cyber protection, there are a number of industry best practices to consider implementing to create effective safe guards. Download Now […]

Not All Stable Funds Are Created Equally

In turbulent markets, stable value investments can be an attractive choice for retirement plan participants worried about the fluctuations in the marketplace. And with both the stock and bond markets down for 2022, some participants may be evaluating their options to preserve capital.  Like any investment option, stable value funds have advantages and disadvantages. Consequently, […]

When Should You Retire Your Simple IRA?

When Should You Retire Your Simple IRA? In 1996 the Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (aka SIMPLE IRA) was introduced as an alternative to offering a 401(k) plan. Yet a lot has changed over the last 25+years – innovation, technology and fiduciary solutions have made offering alternative structures a viable option for small businesses.  […]

ERISA 404(c) Checklist

  Does your plan meet the requirements of ERISA Sec. 404(c)? Download the checklist now

Plan Suitability Quiz

  Practical and tactical actions for small business owners. Download the quiz now

Good Plan Design Leads to Financial Wellness

Facilitate Employee Financial Wellness with the Optimal Retirement Plan Design Employee financial wellness has become one of the favorite buzz phrases in the industry over the past decade; and the Covid-induced economic challenges of this past year are making it more of a necessity. Employer-sponsored retirement plans play a pivotal role in employee financial wellness […]

Help Improve Employees’ Retirement Outcomes

Why Now May Be the Time to Consider Reenrollment Today, people are living longer, with more time spent in retirement: Average U.S. life expectancy was 79 in 2015 – it will jump to 104 for those born today.1 However, many aren’t prepared. Two in five households approaching retirement have no retirement savings at all.2 For […]

Buzzing About Employee Wellness

Businesses are Buzzing About Employee Financial Wellness   In the last four years, the percentage of plans that offer a comprehensive financial wellness program has grown from 16% to 23%. What are the most common employee concerns addressed by financial wellness programs?[1] Getting spending under control (41%) Preparing for retirement (39%) Paying off debt (31%) […]

Keep More of What You Earn

Keep More of What You Earn by Adopting an Ideal Retirement Plan   As a small business owner, there are many plan design options available to help you achieve personal and corporate retirement planning goals. Plan designs range from straight-forward IRA-based arrangements like simplified employee pension (SEP) or savings incentive match plans for employees (SIMPLE) […]