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July 12th, 2019

Vendor Process Reviews Are Crucial to Retirement Plan Cybersecurity

A digital security expert says “the behavioral and human element of data protection is always the most challenging part.”Read more >

Employees Want Savings Options Timed With Raises

Findings of a Commonwealth study provide support for retirement plan sponsors to time employee deferral increases with raises and for employers to offer sidecar savings accounts for emergency funds.Read more >

Sponsors of Fully Automated Retirement Plans Feel They Are Reaching Goals

Seventy percent think their approach will help employees retire at their targeted retirement age, compared to only 43% of plan sponsors without this specific plan design.Read more >
Groom Law Group and Cammack Retirement Group will field your questions concerning 403(b) plans and regulations. Email rebecca.moore@strategic-i.com with Subject Ask the Experts

PBGC Updates ERISA Title IV Determination Instructions

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) this week released a new form and related instructions for fiduciaries requesting determination about whether their retirement plan is covered under Title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).Read more >

Analyst Sees ‘Moral Hazards’ in GASB Pension Accounting Standards

In addition to promoting inaccurate pension heath assessments, a new academic paper argues, pension accounting rules set by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board create “a degree of moral hazard for stakeholders.”Read more >

ICMA-RC Launches Plan Health Monitor

With the solution, created using GuidedChoice data, plan sponsors and consultants can more easily identify participants who might be falling behind, provide data-driven advice and make more strategic plan design decisions.Read more >

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