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Another Way to Save: New Tax Credit for Plan Participants

According to a Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS) report fewer than four in ten U.S. workers know about a tax credit that may help them save for retirement, per the IRS. The Saver's Credit is available to eligible taxpayers who are saving for...

COVID-19 INSIGHTS FOR RETIREMENT PLAN SPONSORS

Updated March 25, 2020 As of March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has made its impact throughout the United States. Not only has it had a significant effect to the economy, it has changed nearly every Americans way of life. It has most definitely made its mark on your...

Bear Market. Now What?

BEAR MARKETS AND PAST MARKET DECLINES As of March 12, 2020, the S&P 500 Index entered into bear market territory, defined as a 20% decline from the index’s past high. The Dow Jones Industrial Index, another often quoted index, fell into bear market territory the...

Staying the Course: Coronavirus and Past Market Epidemics

As of February 28, 2020, global stock markets have entered “correction” territory, defined as a 10% decline from the index high. This is in large part due to the uncertainty surrounding the new coronavirus, first detected in Wuhan City, China, but now detected in 37...

Participant Memo: Simple Secrets for Retirement Success

Retirement planning can often seem complicated and daunting. Really, though, most of the actions you need to take to work toward a confident retirement are very simple. Follow a Plan Successful investors have a plan and they stick to it. You have access to a qualified...

Tips for Preventing Uncashed Retirement Checks

Managing uncashed retirement checks may be considered a nuisance by plan administrators. Nevertheless, the employer still has fiduciary responsibility when a former employee fails to cash their distribution. Search efforts to locate a missing plan participant consume...

Considering a Traditional Safe Harbor Retirement Plan?

It may be advantageous for a plan sponsor to consider adopting a traditional safe harbor design for their retirement plan. Adopting a safe harbor retirement plan design permits an employer to essentially avoid discrimination testing (the testing is deemed met)....