Ensure your company possesses the retirement plan enrollment processes, forms, standards, and records required to avoid costly penalties.
Retirement Plan Procedures, Practices, and Internal Controls
With the New Year right around the corner, now is a good time to review your retirement plan’s policies, procedures, and internal controls.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 impacts hardship distributions from defined contribution plans.
OMB Completes Review of the Presidential Executive Order on Increasing Retirement Security in America
As outlined in our recent article, Executive Order on Increasing Retirement Security in America, President Trump executed this order to make it easier for businesses to join together to offer multiple employer plans, which are referred to as Association Retirement...
Executive Order on Strengthening Retirement Security in America
The goal of President Trump’s executive order is to expand access to retirement plans for American workers at small to mid-sized companies.
Cash Balance Plans Continue Outpacing 401(k) Plan Growth
The number of new cash balance plans adopted by employers increased 15% in 2016 (the most recent year that full 5500 data is available), compared to a 1% growth in 401(k) plans. Why have cash balance plans experienced so much growth? Several factors contributed to the...
What is an Actuary?
The Highly Ranked Profession that Almost No One Understands You know the scene. It happens at every party or barbecue you’ve ever attended. You meet someone new and chat for a while. Eventually the conversation runs dry so you turn to those tried and true small talk...