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week ending December 27th, 2019
Retirement plan sponsors have been taking on employees’ overall financial wellness, realizing that helping employees with this goes a long way to helping them prepare for a secure retirement. This edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend offers insight into crafting a successful financial wellness program.
Editor's Choice
Opinions
Barry’s Pickings: The Future Will Be About Financial Wellness
There is more to life than saving for retirement, says Michael Barry, president of October Three (O3) Plan Advisory Services LLC, and he foresees a new model where financial wellness is implemented across a rich employee dataset exploiting the efficiency of artificial intelligence.
Benefits
Evolving Your Financial Wellness Program in 2020
By including the right elements in a financial wellness program, employers can help employees squirrel away more emergency and retirement savings.
Opinions
Driving Financial Wellness at Work
Wes Collins, senior manager of participant advice services at CAPTRUST, discusses financial wellness areas of focus, broken out by career stage.
Benefits
Successful Financial Wellness Programs Go Beyond Just Education
Top recordkeeper financial wellness programs provide tools that offer data visualizations, calls to action, dynamic modeling and follow-up options, according to Corporate Insight.
Administration
Taking View of Employee Helps With Wellness Program Engagement
In a webcast sponsored by Benz Communications, the firm’s Engagement Strategist Megan Yost offered tips to better engage individuals in financial and health wellness.
Popular Reads
Administration
Furloughs Vs. Layoffs: Which May Trigger a Partial Plan Termination?
‘Companies tend to use the terms interchangeably, which is why it can be confusing,’ says Lorie Maring, a partner at Fisher Phillips.
Ask the Experts
Coronavirus-Related Distributions From 403(b) and Governmental 457(b) Plans
Experts from Groom Law Group and Cammack Retirement Group answer questions concerning retirement plan administration and regulations.
Administration
Plan Sponsors Facing Difficult Decisions During Coronavirus Pandemic
Stopping employer matching contributions, laying off employees, adjusting DB plan contributions; plan sponsors need to understand the effects of each decision.
Benefits
Employers Can Offer More Student Loan Repayment Help to Employees
The CARES Act allows employers to contribute toward employees’ student loan debt tax-free to employees, and employees need guidance on what they can and should do about deferring payments.
Compliance
CARES Act Passes Congress, Including Retirement Plan Relief
Plan sponsors who have faced regional natural disasters will be familiar with many of the relief provisions adopted by Congress, from the suspension of required minimum distributions to the doubling of loan limits.
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