“These investments present significant risks and challenges to participants’ retirement accounts, including significant risks of fraud, theft and loss.” The caution comes as the DOL has seen an increase in the number of companies marketing crypto investments for 401(k) plans in the recent past. The department’s Employee Benefits Security AdministrationRead More →

Transamerica in Southwest Cedar Rapids. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT Transamerica expanded its pooled retirement plan capabilities with the acquisition of TAG Resources, LLC, a leading retirement services company based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Addition of TAG’s technology and service model will allow Transamerica to further expand its common retirement plan offerings toRead More →

TULSA, Okla., March 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Once again, BOK Financial (NASDAQ: BOKF) has been ranked among the nation’s top retirement plan providers, according to the highly regarded Defined Contribution Survey PLANSPONSOR. PLANSPONSOR’s annual Defined Contribution Survey has been the industry’s most significant benchmark for the past two decades,Read More →

BOK Financial Corporation Institutional Wealth team wins annual PLANSPONSOR survey awards for second year TULSA, Okla., March 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Once again, BOK Financial (NASDAQ: BOKF) has been ranked among the nation’s top retirement plan providers, according to the highly regarded Defined Contribution Survey PLANSPONSOR. PLANSPONSOR’s annual DefinedRead More →

BALTIMORE, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Transamerica today announced the expansion of its pooled retirement plan capabilities with the acquisition of TAG Resources, LLC, a leading retirement services company based in Knoxville, TN. Addition of TAG’s technology and service model will allow Transamerica to further expand its common retirement planRead More →

BALTIMORE, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Transamerica today announced the expansion of its pooled retirement plan capabilities with the acquisition of TAG Resources, LLC, a leading retirement services company based in Knoxville, TN. Addition of TAG’s technology and service model will allow Transamerica to further expand its common retirement planRead More →

Chicago, IL, February 15, 2022 –(PR.com)– Pension Advisors, LLC (RPA) is growing WalletMore, its proprietary Participant Managed Account solution, to include Advisor Managed Account (AMA) platforms. This expansion will bring personalized investment advisory solutions to even more public sector deferred compensation/defined contribution plans and their employees. RPA brings decades ofRead More →

San Francisco, California, February 10, 2022 –(PR.com)– Verb™ presents a series of talks: “Improving your retirement plan: time to rethink it?” with Patrick Collar, Nicholas Pension Consultants Patrick Collar, principal at Nicholas Pension Consultants, will be the featured guest in the Verb™ Presents speaker series on Tuesday, February 22, 2022Read More →

Patrick Collar, principal at Nicholas Pension Consultants, will be the featured guest in the Verb™ Presents speaker series on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. PT. His talk (“Improving Your Pension Plan: Time for a Rethink?”) will focus on the critical issues facing small and medium-sized business owners. SanRead More →

NASA says the International Space Station will continue to operate until 2030. Thereafter, it will be decommissioned by burning up in Earth’s atmosphere and crushing its debris in an area of ​​the ocean called the “Spacecraft Graveyard”. “. The iconic ISS is a science laboratory positioned in low Earth orbit.Read More →

Last week, on January 24, the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Hughes v. Northwestern University, unanimously ruling that pension plan trustees have a duty to continuously monitor pension plan investment options and remove any imprudent ones. In its opinion, the Supreme Court made it clear thatRead More →

Late last year, the IRS confirmed the widely anticipated cost-of-living adjustments to various dollar limits for qualified pension plans for 2022. Here are some of the changes outlined in the 2021 Notice- 61. Limit of compensation The maximum amount of compensation that may be taken into account for plan purposesRead More →

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 26, 2022– AIG Retirement Services, a leading provider of retirement plans for tax-exempt and public sector employers, today announced that it will serve as the exclusive retirement plan provider for the local county government of Ontario, New York. Ontario County employs more than 1,000 people and offers bothRead More →

HOUSTON, January 26, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIG Retirement Services, a leading provider of retirement plans for tax-exempt and public sector employers, today announced that it will be the exclusive retirement plan provider for local government in Ontario County, New York State. Ontario County employs more than 1,000 people and offers both aRead More →

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIG Retirement Services, a leading provider of retirement plans for tax-exempt and public sector employers, today announced that it will be the exclusive retirement plan provider for local government in Ontario County, New York State. Ontario County employs more than 1,000 people and offers both a 457(b) deferred compensationRead More →

United States: IRS 2021 Achievement Letter Shows Retirement Plan Audit Activity Continues January 10, 2022 McLane Middleton, Professional Association To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. On January 6, 2022, the Tax Exempt and Government Entities (“TEGE”) Division of the Internal Revenue Service released its Fiscal YearRead More →

In July 2019, the Auditing Standards advice of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has issued a revised statement on Auditing Standards No. 136 titled “Opinion and Report on the Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Submitted to ERISA”. Originally slated to come into effect for tax periodsRead More →

In July 2019, the Auditing Standards advice of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has issued a revised statement on Auditing Standards No. 136 titled “Opinion and Report on the Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Submitted to ERISA”. Originally slated to come into effect for tax periodsRead More →

On December 6, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Hughes v. Northwestern University. The issue at issue is whether the allegations that a defined contribution pension plan paid fees that significantly exceed the fees for other available investment products or services are sufficient to raiseRead More →

NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 1, 2021– Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Ind. selected Fair, a leading financial services organization and primary franchise of Equitable Investments Inc. (NYSE: EQH ), as the sole provider of its 403 (b) and 401 (a) supplemental pension plans after a competitiveRead More →

NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 1, 2021– Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Ind. selected Fair, a leading financial services organization and primary franchise of Equitable Investments Inc. (NYSE: EQH ), as the sole provider of its 403 (b) and 401 (a) supplemental pension plans after a competitiveRead More →

NEW YORK, December 01, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Ind. selected Fair, a leading financial services organization and primary franchise of Equitable Investments Inc. (NYSE: EQH), as the sole provider of its 403 (b) and 401 (a) supplemental pension plans after a competitive bidding process.Read More →

NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 1, 2021– Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Ind. selected Fair, a leading financial services organization and primary franchise of Equitable Investments Inc. (NYSE: EQH ), as the sole provider of its 403 (b) and 401 (a) supplemental pension plans after a competitiveRead More →

A retirement plan is for retirement, not asset protection getty I first wrote about California’s private retirement plans about seven years ago in my article, The California Private Retirement Plan: Separating Fact From Fiction (12/28/2015). This article predicted the misuse of private pension plans as asset protection vehicles, and thatRead More →

Almost all dermatology practices use Qualified Pension Plans (QRP), including 401 (k) plans and profit sharing, defined benefit and hybrid plans. As part of our diagnostic work for clients, we often review such plans. Based on our experience, we have identified several pitfalls that cost the practice more or subjectRead More →

Saturday 13 November 2021 A regulation recently proposed by the Ministry of Labor entitled “Prudence and loyalty in the selection of plan investments and the exercise of shareholder rights” (the “Proposal”) Discusses the duties of pension plan trustees when considering economically targeted investments, that is, investments that take into accountRead More →

Employees who want to put more money aside for their 401 (k) plans in 2022 should be prepared to do so. The IRS recently announced numerous increases to the pension plan, putting your year-end preparation into high gear. The 401 (k) plan salary deferral limit will reach $ 20,500. TheRead More →

The Internal Revenue Service announced cost-of-living adjustments in 2022 to dollar limits for qualifying pension plans and other benefits, and the Social Security Administration announced its own cost-of-living adjustments for 2022. Most dollar limits, including the optional deferral contribution limit for the 401 (k), 403 (b) and 457 (b) plans,Read More →

Today, the IRS announced in Notice 2021-61 cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limits for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2022 under the Internal Revenue Code. Almost all of the limits have increased this year, reflecting changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban ConsumersRead More →

By Stacy Miller, CFP Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship and small business ownership can be frightening. You often give up the security of a regular income and benefits in the hope of a fulfilling, flexible and successful new career. Some potential and new entrepreneurs overlook the long-term effects ofRead More →

Abstract Our Benefits and Executive Compensation group reminds plan sponsors to prepare for the IRS 2021 year-end changes and offers year-end measures. Qualified modifications Changes under the SECURE Act, CARES Act and hardship regulations Considerations for Safe Haven Plans This notice reminds sponsors of eligible pension plans of the upcomingRead More →

CHICAGO, Oct.28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – HUB International Limited (Hub), one of the world’s leading full-service insurance and financial services brokerage firms, announced that it has won the Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) contract for the National Association’s Pension Plan of Manufacturers (NAM) for its more than 14,400 member companies.Read More →

RADNOR, Pa .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD)–Today, Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced that it is improving its retirement plan options by launching a Common Employer Plan (PEP), OpenPEP, in conjunction with NPPG Plan Professionals, a subsidiary of National Professional Planning Group, Inc. (NPPG ) and Morningstar Investment Management LLC, a subsidiaryRead More →

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released a report showing that pension plans are increasing in all aspects: number of plans, members, assets, contributions and disbursements. Data is taken from the 5500 series reports for plan years ending in 2019, the most recent available. The information presentedRead More →

Department of Labor Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) published a report this shows that pension plans are increasing in all aspects: number of plans, members, assets, contributions and disbursements. Data is taken from the 5500 series reports for plan years ending in 2019, the most recent available. The information presented includesRead More →

(Photo: Shutterstock) The role of a Third Party Pension Administrator, or TPA, is both demanding and highly collaborative – and, in my opinion, for many advisors, working closely with TPAs ​​is simply essential. PTAs manage many day-to-day aspects of a pension plan, bringing their expertise in plan compliance, design andRead More →

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 20, 2021– Empower Retirement, the nation’s second-largest pension plan provider 1, added approximately $ 100 billion 2 in assets under administration (AUA) and 3,000 plans to its platform during the 12-month period se ending September 30, 2021. Request for proposals activity overRead More →

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Empower Retirement, the country’s second largest pension provider1, added about $ 100 billion2 assets under administration (AUA) and 3,000 plans to its platform during the 12-month period ending September 30, 2021. Request for proposals activity over the past year has been higher thanRead More →

Adds 925,000 new participants; assets under administration exceed $ 1,100 billion Increased emphasis on personalization for individuals; top quality customer service company GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colorado, October 20, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Empower Retirement, the country’s second largest pension provider1, added about $ 100 billion2 assets under administration (AUA) and 3,000Read More →

(Photo: Shutterstock) Increased popularity of financial wellness programs, unqualified plans to attract more key talent, and managed accounts with personalized portfolios – not to mention the continued consolidation of record keeping companies – there is a lot going on right now. pension industry, said David Graver, vice president of pensionRead More →

While they are one of the fastest growing Demographics in the country, Hispanic workers face major challenges in allocating enough money for retirement savings compared to other groups. In the report “A closer look at the finances of Hispanic American households”, Behavioral researchers at Morningstar looked at the underlying causesRead More →

(Photo: Shutterstock) The COVID pandemic has disrupted virtually everything, including the pension plan space, although in many cases for the better. Michael Ingram, Partner and Wealth Advisor at Octavia Wealth Advisors LLC in San Diego, explains how employers are adapting to the latest trends and best practices to improve theRead More →

About a year ago, the Trump administration tightened the rules that dealt with ESG investments as “suspect” in pension plans. The DOL added new language continuing to reinforce the idea that ESG blurs the line between what is acceptable and non-compliance with the fiduciary standard. However, that is about toRead More →