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Plan Sponsors Insights

Educational articles and resources for Plan Sponsors and Administrators

Communicating Through Volatility

Communicating Through Volatility

You’re not the only one concerned about your retirement plan; participants worry during difficult times, too.
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Fiduciary Issues and Coronavirus

Fiduciary Issues and The Coronavirus

During a pandemic, there are a few things to keep in mind and stay on track.
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Plan Sponsors Ask

Plan Sponsors Ask

Detailed answers are provided for questions asked by Plan Sponsors.
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401(k) Plans Remain Important for Employees Futures

401(k) Plans Remain Important

Even during tough economic times, it’s important for employers to remember the significance of providing a 401(k) plan.
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Financial Well-Being Makes Retirement More Accessible

Financial Well-Being

Financial well-being continues to make the list of employer concerns, largely because it is on the minds of employees.
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The SECURE Act

The SECURE Act

The SECURE Act contains what some call the most sweeping changes to the U.S. retirement system since the 2006 Pension Protection Act.
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Addressing GenY Barriers to Retirement Saving

Addressing Gen-Y Barriers

There are few key steps employers can take to address barriers to retirement savings.
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Web Resources for Plan Sponsors

  1. Internal Revenue Service, Employee Plans:www.irs.gov/ep
  2. U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration: www.dol.gov/ebsa
  3. 401(k) Help Center: www.401khelpcenter.com
  4. PLANSPONSOR Magazine: www.plansponsor.com
  5. BenefitsLink www.benefitslink.com
  6. Plan Sponsor Council of America: www.psca.org
  7. Employee Benefits Research Institute: www.ebri.org

Coronavirus Resources

  1. Society for Human Resources Management: www.shrm.org
  2. IRS Coronavirus Relief Questions and Answers: tinyurl.com/IRS-FAQs-Coronavirus
  3. International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans: www.ifebp.org
  4. Thomson Reuters: tax.thomsonreuters.com