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Here and Now
Sponsors need to make some decisions in light of the times.
What industry experts recommend to help get your plan back on solid ground.
Another Plan Account Is Drained
Lawsuits serve as a reminder that plan sponsors should review their responsibilities for plan cybersecurity.
All Eyes on Financial Markets
How to act prudently during unforeseen economic volatility.
Layoffs or Furloughs?
To the IRS, the difference matters.
A Cost That Pays
Asset-based fee schedules may fuel plan success.
COVID-19 Tests the Limits of ‘Wellness’
Virus-related money woes call for improving workers’ financial education.
Remote Work Can Bring Cybersecurity Challenges
How to maintain safety when the workplace is your employees’ homes.
Retirement on a 2-Legged Stool
Public employees without Social Security would benefit from a DC plan, financial wellness education.
It Takes Two
Sponsors may offer an income product, but do participants understand and use it?
New Benefits for the ‘Disaster’
IRC Section 139 provides expanded relief for affected employees.
The Pluses of Portability
The auto-feature lessens leakage and the number of missing participants.
Company Stock a Different Animal in a Downturn
In times of market volatility, plans heavily invested in company stock may need to take special actions.
From Washington and the Courts
CARES Act creates new emergency distribution option; IRS provides income tax relief; PBGC announces new deadlines for upcoming DB plan premium payments; and more.
Why Some HSA Holders Become Investors
Employers might encourage noninvestors to change their ways through education, plus a little seed money.
Sponsors Respond to Pandemic
As in past economic crises, employers debate cutting or reducing their match.
Same but Different
Lessons on past market breaks, from seasoned bond investors.
Staying the Course
Plan before implementing any coronavirus-related distribution provisions.
The Road Ahead
What plan sponsors should evaluate once the immediate crisis ends.
Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists
Finalists announced in 10 categories of plans: six segments of corporate 401(k); two segments of nonprofit DC; public DC; and...