Why You Should be Vigilant About Your 401(k) Fiduciary Duty

Companies that offer a 401k plan under the provisions of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) have a fiduciary duty to their employees. Living up to these fiduciary responsibilities is essential to prevent legal actions against the company and to protect its reputation among potential employees in the labor pool. Working with Read More…

Three Ways in Which 401(k) Employee Education Works for Your Company

Providing 401k employee education solutions for staff members can ensure that they understand the value of these plans and the ways in which saving for the future can benefit them. Working with a 401k advisor or manager with proven experience and expertise can be a practical step in the right direction for most businesses. A Read More…

Avoiding 401(k) Litigation and Penalties for ERISA Violations

  Failing to manage your company’s 401k plans in an effective and forward-thinking way could potentially result in 401k litigation that could cost you time and money. Your business has a fiduciary duty to your employees to manage their funds in a proactive and practical manner. Here are some points to keep in mind when Read More…

Is Your Retirement Plan Leaking Money?

What do we mean when we say your retirement plan could be leaking? Well, there are features and costs to your plan that are reducing the account balances and benefits for your employees. Here are the three that we see most often: 1. Hardship distributions. A hardship distribution is a plan provision that allows an Read More…

Free Plan Review

We’re excited to talk about our free plan review offer today. This is a process where we examine the cost, services, and performance of your current retirement plan and do a live benchmarking to prepare it for other providers. What does benchmarking a retirement plan really entail? There are three main areas: cost, services, and Read More…

The Benefits of Automatically Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Today we are going to focus on your employees. Specifically, we will discuss how they can improve their investment outcomes. One of the things your employees can do is automatic rebalancing. This is a process to reallocate your assets within a portfolio to stay in line with predetermined percentages. Rebalancing makes sure that there is Read More…

Don’t Settle For an Average Retirement Plan

Let me tell you a story about a recent meeting I had with a prospective client. I was asking them questions about their current retirement plan—what they liked and didn’t like, etc. They told me there were no issues and that they thought their plan was average compared to other plans. When they said “average,” Read More…

What Is the 10-1-NOW Rule?

Welcome back to our ongoing series dedicated to you, the retirement plan sponsor, and your employees. Today we’re going to continue to focus on automatic features and discuss an option that can supercharge your employees’ savings over time. In the last two videos, we talked about automatic enrollment and automatic QDIA. Let’s assume these features Read More…

Our 1% Challenge

Are you saving enough for retirement? Does it feel like the amount needed to stow away for retirement is too much?  It can sound like something hard to do when you hear a person should be contributing 12%- 15% of their salary toward their retirement account.  This is especially true if you are accustomed to Read More…

401(k) Participants Under 30: The “Do It For Me” Attitude

Millennials have a reputation from some people in “older” generations of being entitled and sometimes lazy. Millennials will tell you they feel independent and confident they will accomplish their goals on their own terms. So how do we design retirement plans to get younger participants to start saving and increase their savings over time to Read More…