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Plan Sponsor Benefits
 
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How does a plan sponsor benefit from its advisor being CEFEX- certified?
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High Impact Tips For 401(k) Plan Sponsors (#1-10)
 
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There are simple and low-cost ways to improve your 401(k) plan that can really dial up its effectiveness and improve outcomes both for you and for your participants. As a plan sponsor, you are probably already using some of these, but we are sure there are others you may want to try. Join us as we take a lighthearted and hopefully straightforward tour of some attainable 401(k) improvement projects. These improvements, even if you accomplish just a few, will start taking you down a road towards a more optimized retirement program!
Views: 78 Conrad Seigel
What is DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN? What does DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN mean?
 
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What is DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN? What does DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN mean? DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN meaning - DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN definition - DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. A defined contribution (DC) plan is a type of retirement plan in which the employer, employee or both make contributions on a regular basis. Individual accounts are set up for participants and benefits are based on the amounts credited to these accounts (through employee contributions and, if applicable, employer contributions) plus any investment earnings on the money in the account. In defined contribution plans, future benefits fluctuate on the basis of investment earnings. The most common type of defined contribution plan is a savings and thrift plan. Under this type of plan, the employee contributes a predetermined portion of his or her earnings (usually pretax) to an individual account, all or part of which is matched by the employer. In the United States, 26 U.S.C. § 414(i) specifies a defined contribution plan as a "plan which provides for an individual account for each participant and for benefits based solely on the amount contributed to the participant's account, and any income, expenses, gains and losses, and any forfeitures of accounts of other participants which may be allocated to such participant's account." While Defined Contribution plans are sometimes referred to as pensions, they are not. The word "pension" is defined as "a fixed amount, other than wages, paid at regular intervals to a person or to the person's surviving dependents in consideration of past services". In contrast, a Defined Contribution retirement plan is an arrangement where an employer, during the time a person is employed, puts money in a registered retirement account on the employee's behalf. In general, a DC plan provides much less security for the employee, and much less obligation for the employer, than a pension. In a defined contribution plan, fixed contributions are paid into an individual account by employers and employees. The contributions are then invested, for example in the stock market, and the returns on the investment (which may be positive or negative) are credited to the individual's account. On retirement, the member's account is used to provide retirement benefits, sometimes through the purchase of an annuity which then provides a regular income. Defined contribution plans have become widespread all over the world in recent years and are now the dominant form of plan in the private sector in many countries. For example, the number of defined contribution plans in the US has been steadily increasing, as more and more employers see pension contributions as a large expense avoidable by disbanding the defined benefit plan and instead offering a defined contribution plan. Money contributed can either be from employee salary deferral or from employer contributions. The portability of defined contribution plans is legally no different from the portability of defined benefit plans. However, because of the cost of administration and ease of determining the plan sponsor's liability for defined contribution plans (no actuary is needed to calculate the lump sum equivalent unlike for defined benefit plans), in practice, defined contribution plans have become generally portable. In a defined contribution plan, investment risk and investment rewards are assumed by each individual/employee/retiree and not by the sponsor/employer. This risk could be substantial. Based on simulations from security returns over the twentieth century across 16 countries, there is considerable variation in retirement plan fund ratios across both time and country. Those countries keenest on individual DC accounts have the highest retirement plan fund ratios but all investors in all countries face considerable downside risk. Some countries such as France, Italy and Spain face a ten percent probability of having a real replacement ratio of 0.25, 0.20 and 0.17 respectively. In addition, DC scheme participants do not necessarily purchase annuities with their savings upon retirement and bear the risk of outliving their assets. The "cost" of a defined contribution plan is readily calculated, but the benefit from a defined contribution plan depends upon the account balance at the time an employee is looking to use the assets. So, for this arrangement, the contribution is known but the benefit is unknown (until calculated). Despite the fact that the participant in a defined contribution plan typically has control over investment decisions, the plan sponsor retains a significant degree of fiduciary responsibility over investment of plan assets, including the selection of investment options and administrative providers.
Views: 1153 The Audiopedia
Plan Sponsor services for financial professionals
 
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Dr. Harry Markowitz answers the question: Q: What advice do you have for defined contribution plan sponsors?
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Young Living Compensation Plan Video 11 Sponsor Definition Eligible to Earn Uni Level Commissions
 
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401(k) Comparative Service for Plan Sponsors
 
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Plan Design Consultants, Inc has 35 years of retirement plan administration experience. We are a market leading firm for helping 401(k) Plan Sponsors do a thorough analysis of whether or not their current program is price competitive. We help Financial Advisors present multiple vendors to their c401(k) and 403(b) clients.
Views: 290 Paul Carlson
The Value of Engaged Executive Sponsors
 
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Want to ensure your projects meet their intended goals? Having actively engaged executive sponsors is a top driver of project success—and helps avoid disruptive consequences.
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Plan Sponsor Discusses Complexity of Running a 401k Plan
 
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HR and finance professionals that run or are involved with their company’s retirement plan often have little time to get educated and even less time to speak with peers. They think they are the only ones struggling with the complex compliance issues of an ERISA plan like a 401k as well as getting employees to participate and benefit. At a TPSU program held at the university of Pennsylvania, Adjunct Lecturer Tim Dougherty discusses these issues with the accounting director of a 300 person healthcare company. One of the big issues for HR and finance professionals is educating their investment committee who ultimately has the responsibility to make decisions and make sure the plan is compliant. The accounting director attending the TPSU program had not realized the extent of the communications required to give to employees about the plan and he intends to go back to review them with his third party providers and advisor to hold them accountable as well as report back to the committee. For more videos like this visit www.401ktv.com
The Value of a Multiple Employer Plan for Smaller Companies
 
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Many smaller companies struggle with the cost, complexity and liability of a 401k plan covered under ERISA. So many companies in associations or affiliated groups band together in what is known as a multiple employer plan or MEP to leverage greater buyer power and offload some of the work and liability. At a TPSU program held at the University of Georgia, the administrator at a MEP covering almost 5,000 employees at 28 separate companies extols their benefits. For more videos like this, visit www.401ktv.com
Is My Plan Working? Easy Ways to Evaluate Plan Success
 
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As a plan sponsor, evaluating the health of your defined contribution plan is top of mind. Despite improvements on the service provider side to supply more sophisticated tools to assist in quantifying your Plan’s health, you may still feel at a loss as to how you can articulate the objectives of your retirement plan as well as how to measure the successes achieved and the opportunities for improvement. During this webinar, we share straightforward ways to evaluate indicators of plan health. We discuss how plan fiduciaries should approach retirement plan goal setting, and how you can move your retirement plan committee from a reactive committee to a group whose decisions are outlined by goals and measured for accountability. Topics include: - What should the Plan’s target savings rate be? - How does plan design impact plan effectiveness? - What is the "right" asset allocation? - How do you improve results in a plan that also allows participant choice?
Is it more difficult for a plan sponsor to offer a stable value fund versus a money market fund?
 
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Many plan sponsors recognize the benefits of having a stable value fund over a money market fund for capital preservation.
Webinar: Know Your Fiduciary Obligations as a Retirement Plan Sponsor
 
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Join Patty Ioas (Brady Ware) and Tim Brown (TRPC) for an indepth discussion of how to protect yourself as a plan fiduciary, as they highlight your fiduciary responsibilities to the plan and plan participants, as well as discuss best practices to ensure plan compliance. Who Should Attend: 401(k) Plan Trustees, Benefit Plan Administrators, Benefit Plan Consultants, Business Owners, COOs, CEOs, and anyone interested in learning how to protect their retirement plan!
Views: 2666 Brady Ware & Company
Can I give my employee, Alex, the target date series she deserves?
 
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Alex triple-checks things. Twice. Can I give her the target date series she deserves? Find out: http://www.capitalgroup.com/forAlex Transcript: PLAN SPONSOR VO: Alex is the definition of detail-oriented. The only thing sharper than her pencil is her radar for revenue. You’ve got two decimal places? She’s got five. Need something double-checked, she’ll triple-check it, twice. Can I give Alex, and all my hardworking people, the 401k they deserve? I can. ANNCR VO: With Target Date Retirement Series from Capital Group, home of American Funds. LOGO: Capital Group® | American Funds Although the target date funds are managed for investors on a projected retirement date time frame, the fund's allocation strategy does not guarantee that investors' retirement goals will be met. American Funds investment professionals manage the Target Date Fund's portfolio, moving it from a more growth-oriented strategy to a more income-oriented focus as the fund gets closer to its target date. The target date is the year in which an investor is assumed to retire and begin taking withdrawals. Investment professionals continue to manage each fund for 30 years after it reaches its target date. Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. Past results are not predictive of results in future periods. The Capital Group companies manage equity assets through three investment groups. These groups make investment and proxy voting decisions independently. Fixed-income investment professionals provide fixed-income research and investment management across the Capital organization; however, for securities with equity characteristics, they act solely on behalf of one of the three equity investment groups. Content contained herein is not intended to serve as impartial investment or fiduciary advice. The content has been developed by the distributor of the American Funds mutual funds, which receives fees for distributing and servicing the funds. ©2018 Capital Group. All rights reserved. Securities offered through American Funds Distributors, Inc.
Views: 13067 American Funds
What is the difference between a Stakeholder and a Sponsor?
 
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What’s keeping DB plan sponsors up at night?
 
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Five years ago, Vanguard initiated a survey to periodically track how changes in the market, economic, regulatory, and interest rate environments affect DB plan investment strategies, asset allocations, plan statuses, and other aspects of plan management. In this series of short videos, Vanguard Investment Strategy Group's Kimberly Stockton, Paul Bosse, and Douglas Grim report key findings from our 2015 survey, sharing observations and real-life client examples. About the survey: 178 corporate DB plan decision-makers responded to the Vanguard Survey of defined benefit plan sponsors, 2015, conducted in May 2015. They represent plans with assets ranging from $20 million to more than $5 billion. Market capitalizations of their sponsoring companies ranged from less than $50 billion to more than $200 billion, with 54% representing organizations whose market capitalization was more than $5 billion. Note: All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. There is no guarantee that any particular asset allocation or mix of funds will meet your investment objectives or provide you with a given level of income.
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Fiduciary Pointe of View - Inside the Minds of Plan Sponsors
 
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What is the future for DC plans? In Alliance Bernstein's (AB) latest survey, over 1,000 defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors told us what they think about their company plans, their participants and the DC industry. DC plans and their sponsors face a continually evolving legal and regulatory environment. In the current landscape, many DC plan sponsors are adapting to new ways to reach employees, provide better investment solutions, and guide plan participants. Doug Igel, CIMA®, AIF®, Director of Retirement Plan Services at Beacon Pointe Advisors and William Wielgolewski, Assistant Vice President and Defined Contribution Specialist at AB summarize the survey results to help plan sponsors understand how to lead participants to better savings outcomes and comfort in retirement. Disclaimer: This has been provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or as a recommendation. Beacon Pointe does not endorse and is not responsible for the content, product, or services of other third party sources.
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I'm A Plan Fiduciary... What Does That Mean?
 
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Being a Plan Sponsor and fiduciary is hard work. In addition to fulfilling your day-to-day responsibilities, your employees depend on you to manage their retirement plan. Retirement Plan Advisors (RPA) understands that you’re being asked to do more with less, and we’re here to help. That’s why we’ve rolled out the dough, piled on the toppings, and delivered you this video to help you understand your role as a Plan Sponsor and fiduciary. Enjoy the short video, and reach out to discuss how RPA can help you meet your fiduciary obligations. As an independent federally Registered Investment Advisor, RPA can and does stand with you as a plan fiduciary. Our services include: - Plan review and assessment - Plan pricing analysis - RFP/RFI services - Plan design and implementation - Investment Policy Statement (IPS) - Investment menu due diligence: 3(21) and 3(38) advisors - Participant enrollment, education and advisory services Call or email us today! Phone: 877.284.6837 Email: servicecenter@retirementplanadvisors.com
What is a 401(k) Plan?
 
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The 401(k) Plan has become the most widely recognized and utilized qualified retirement plan in the United States. Established as a subsection in 1978 to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 401, signed into law on January 1, 1980, the allowance of deferral of income for tax purposes has made the 401(k) plan the retirement plan of that and subsequent generations of workers in America. In 1985 there were eight (8) million participants in 401(k) plans with over $100mm in assets. As of the end of 2010 that number had grown to 65 million participants with over $3.1 trillion in retirement assets. Only government plans ($4.4 trillion) and IRA investments ($4.7 trillion) surpass the deposits in 401(k) plans today. With its ease to establish and maintain and its generous individual funding limits, $16,500 for an individual under age 50 and $22,000 for anyone age 50 and over, this is the go to plan for most employers today. When plan level limits of $49,000 per year exist, most employers are sold on its benefits. These plans can be cross-tested to allow for greater contributions to be made to older workers with less time to accumulate. 401(k)s are often paired with a Cash Balance plan to offer the maximum tax savings to an employer given todays contribution limits. With the average worker today needing around $600,000 in retirement savings to adequately fund a retirement that may last 20-25 years, the ability to save is even more important. The costs to establish this kind of plan is extremely cost effective and virtually any business owner is a prospect. Once eligibility requirements are met, participation in the plan ensues. Employee deferrals are always 100% vested and if the plan is run with safe-harbor provisions, the safe-harbor contributions are also 100% vested. Vesting schedules can be utilized by employers for profit sharing and traditional match contributions as a control mechanism to reward employees tenure with the company. Effective 1/1/2006, Roth provisions could be added to a 401(k) plan allowing for after-tax savings to earn and grow tax free. The Roth contributions, however, are part of the individual 402(g) limit of $16,500 and are monitored by the plans third party administrator (TPA). Individual participant investment is the dominant way these plans are invested and working with a vendor who can offer the right mix of investment options and can include a Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) is very important. Access to the account and the capability to make changes as needed or wanted are features that are important to the employer and participants. Investment options such as target-date funds, risk based portfolios, sector specific mutual funds, individually managed options and lifetime guaranteed accounts are part of the mix. Assisting the trustee and plan sponsor with their fiduciary responsibilities is also a factor to take into consideration considering all the participant disclosures that are required and impending fee disclosure coming in 2012. New plans can be established and existing plans can be analyzed to ensure your client has the right plan on the right platform for their needs. Susan Hajek offers securities through Resource Horizons Group, L.L.C., Member FINRA/SIPC. 1350 Church Street Ext. NE, 3rd Floor, Marietta, GA 30060. Telephone 770-319-1970. Resource Horizons Group, L.L.C. and Brokers Alliance, Inc. are not affiliated.
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DC Plan Terminations, Part 2: Common Mistakes Plan Sponsors Make
 
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DC Plan Termination - Common Mistakes Plan Sponsors Make Terminating a retirement plan is complicated. The importance of having a well thought out plan in place before beginning the plan termination process is imperative, because making mistakes can be costly. To better understand why plan sponsors were making mistakes in qualified plan terminations the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Unit conducted a “Termination Project” in 2011. Over 75% of the sampled sponsors made errors! So what kind of errors did plan sponsors make? Did not file a final Form 5500 series return Did not actually terminate their plan Mistakenly indicated the plan was terminated when it was frozen Mistakenly used the same plan number from a previous or different plan Distributed all plan assets but didn’t mark the final Form 5500 series to show it was the final return Distributed all plan assets but did not indicate zero assets at the end of the plan year Did not distribute all plan assets as soon as administratively feasible (*generally within 12 months) Why did plan sponsors make these errors? Length of time required to find missing participants Difficulty in distributing certain types of plan assets (real estate or partnership investments) Not aware all plan assets must be distributed Not aware of the difference between a frozen and terminated plan Not aware there were still assets in the trust For more information on the “Termination Project” conducted by the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Unit click on the link – (Errors). If you would like help terminating your plan call RCH at 866.827.9608.
Revise-Review-Restate: A 'how-to' guide for retirement plan sponsors
 
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To ensure retirement plans comply with an ever-changing array of federal statutes and regulations and maintain their tax qualified status, the Internal Revenue Service has implemented a process for pre-approving plan documents prepared by law firms, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and other service providers on a six-year cycle. This latest cycle, which incorporates important document and language changes brought about primarily by the Pension Protection Act of 2006, has recently concluded. Beginning in May, employers who sponsor pre-approved plans will receive updated retirement plan documents from their document vendors with instructions to review and adopt them. The question frequently arises, "So if my plan is pre-approved, what should I be concerned about?" The answer: Plenty. The fact is, the employer is ultimately responsible for its plan, and mistakes in plan documentation can have costly consequences. During this one-hour complimentary webinar, employee benefits attorneys John Papahronis, Alison Patel and Jim Prince explain how the defined contribution retirement plan restatement cycle and pre-approval process works and what due diligence must be exercised by employer-sponsors before the IRS-imposed deadline. Specific topics covered include: • Key changes mandated by law • What a plan sponsor needs to look for in reviewing updated pre-approved plan documents • Considerations in comparing a plan's administrative practice with the provisions of the plan document. Do they match up? • Common costly mistakes • Key issues in agreements with service providers • Deadline for adopting pre-approved plan documents (Originally broadcast May 21, 2014) » Download presentation materials: http://employerlinc.com/revise-review-restate
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What Plan Sponsors Can Do to Plug 401k Leakage
 
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This video presentation is designed to provide qualified retirement plan sponsors with an overview of key actions that they can take in order to help reduce 401(k) plan leakage
Plan Members: Drowning in Investment Options
 
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As a defined contributions plan sponsor, how do you know if you have the right investment options available to your members? How can you ensure members understand the difference between the various investment options? Find out in the above video! For more information, read our article here: https://www.proteusperformance.com/blog/plan-members-drowning-investment-options
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Evaluating Target Date Funds
 
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Target date funds have quickly become the dominant investment option within many defined contribution retirement plans. Regulators have taken notice with the Department of Labor (DOL) proposing new disclosure requirements for plans offering target date funds. In order for a plan sponsor to meet their fiduciary obligations to prudently select and monitor their target date funds, a thorough analysis is necessary because of the underlying complexity of these products and their unique structure relative to the traditional "core" investment options that defined contribution sponsors are used to evaluating. In this webinar, Scott Cameron, CFA will present a framework to help ensure a sound fiduciary evaluation of a target date series. The presentation will include a discussion of the following topics: - Background on target date funds as Qualified Default Investment Alternatives (QDIA) - Alternative structures for target date funds - Key principles for plan sponsors in evaluating target date fund providers
Retirement risks side-by-side: DB vs DC vs VAPP
 
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In this new video blog, Milliman's Kelly Coffing discusses the retirement risk allocation between a plan sponsor and the plan's participants in a variable annuity pension plan (VAPP) structure compared with risk analyses associated with traditional defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans. She explains how a VAPP can reduce inflation, portability, and interest rate risks. For more information on Variable Annuity Pension Plans, visit http://us.milliman.com/insight-VAPPs.
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Defined Contribution Plans - Steve Savant’s Money, the Name of the Game – Part 2 of 5
 
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Sub Headline: Retirement plans share some characteristics, but each has unique features. Synopsis: The defined contribution (DC) plan you participate in depends on where you work. Employers can offer the plan or plans that are available for their category of sponsor. Watch part 2 Defined Contribution Plans from the series Saving for Retirement in Your Working Years with syndicated financial columnist and talk show host Steve Savant. Content: Employers who sponsor defined contribution plans have the right to automatically enroll you in their plan. With automatic enrollment, your employer decides the percentage of your salary that you contribute—often 3% with a built-in annual increase—as well as the type of investment you initially make: a target date fund, a balanced fund, or a managed account. If you don’t want to participate in the plan, you can refuse in writing. If you do participate, you have the right to change the default investment and the percentage you contribute. 401(k) Plan - at public and private companies and nonprofit organizations Annual contribution limits and vesting rules Balances portable when leaving job Transfers into plan may be possible Tax-free Roth option may be available in addition to tax-deductible plan 403(b) Plan - at nonprofit organizations Annual contribution limits and vesting rules Balances portable when leaving job Transfers into plan may be possible Expanded opportunities to make catch-up contributions Tax-free Roth option may be available in addition to tax-deductible plan 457 Plan - for state and municipal workers Annual contribution limits and vesting rules Balances portable when leaving job Transfers into plan may be possible Expanded opportunities to make catch-up contributions TSP Plan - for federal employees and at some public and private companies Annual contribution limits and vesting rules Balances portable when leaving job Transfers into plan may be possible Tax-free Roth option available in addition to tax-deductible plan Simple IRA/401(k) Plan – public & private companies 100 employees or less Matches are mandatory Simple IRAs have lower contribution limits than other plans Balances portable when leaving job Profit Sharing/Money Purchase Plan - public & private companies Contribution limits higher than with most other plans Money purchase but not profit sharing plans require annual contributions Assets can be rolled over to an IRA Contributions from the book Guide to Understanding Life Insurance in this press release are used with permission from Light Bulb Press. Syndicated financial columnist, talk show host and popular platform speaker Steve Savant features Saving for Retirement in Your Working Years. Steve Savant’s Money, the Name of the Game is an hour-long financial talk show for financial professionals distributed online in 5 ten-minute video press releases Monday through Friday through Trans World News 280 media outlets, social media networks and industry portals. (www.lifesizesolutions.com) https://youtu.be/CYshsjDlDMo
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401(k) Plan Governance 1
 
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Today, I am going to discuss plan governance, and more specifically the legal element of plan governance; what you need to know about the various roles and responsibilities plan sponsors are obligated to when 401(k) plans are established in their companies. ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) is the body of federal law that governs how company sponsored plans need to be operated. ERISA stipulates responsibilities and liabilities for fiduciaries and today I want to create context and give you an overview of just what those responsibilities and liabilities actually are. First I think it’s appropriate to discuss WHAT a fiduciary is and WHO is a fiduciary. A common definition of fiduciary is a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another. So as regards 401k plans a fiduciary is a person entrusted with and responsible for plan assets that are for the benefit of employees participating in the plan. So fiduciaries have important responsibilities and are subject to certain standards of conduct because they act on behalf of plan participants. Now as to who is a fiduciary? ERISA defines “fiduciary” not in terms of formal title but rather by function. By function is meant any individual inside the company who has any discretionary authority or discretionary responsibility in the operation of the plan. The common activities that give rise to fiduciary status include: • Appointing other plan fiduciaries… such as committee members; • Selecting and monitoring plan investment vehicles; • Selecting and monitoring third party service providers such as recordkeepers or advisors; • Interpreting plan provisions…such as eligibility of a new employee; and • Exercising discretion in denying or approving benefit claims…loans or hardship withdrawals. If your job duties include any of the above then it is highly likely you are a plan fiduciary and as such have three distinct duties; Those duties are • To operate the plan in accordance with the plan documents (unless inconsistent with ERISA). • Acting solely in the interest of plan participants and their beneficiaries and with the exclusive purpose of providing benefits to them. This is called the Duty of Loyalty. Any form of self-dealing is clear breach of duty of undivided loyalty. A common breach of Loyalty could be a company using a bank for recordkeeping and/or investment advice solely to get better terms on a loan the sponsor is making. • Carry out their duties prudently (commonly called the Prudence Standard). The Prudence Standard mandates a fiduciary must act “with the care, skill, prudence and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent man acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters would use in the conduct of an enterprise of a like character and with like aims.” Key to the Prudence Standard is good intentions are not sufficient. Expertise is required. This lack of expertise – particularly regarding plan investments is almost always at the core of lawsuits filed against plan sponsors by disgruntled participants. Failure to operate a plan in accordance with these duties can lead to a fiduciary breach. ERISA is particularly tough about breaches and stipulates a fiduciary’s personal assets can be seized in order to satisfy a breach. David, I feel I need a sentence here to complete/transition this thought to the next paragraph. The single greatest protection against breaches is a clearly identifiable, repeatable process to monitor investments and service providers and to benchmark fees. Additionally, and we recommend this, fiduciary liability insurance is available in most commercial insurance offerings. Hopefully this has given you a greater awareness of just what fiduciaries are obligated to. In our next video we will describe how plan governance can be a tool to positively impact the results in your plan and hopefully company profitability. If you have any questions about what I have described here just send them to answers@transform401k.com. Thanks! This information was developed as a general guide to educate plan sponsors, but is not intended as authoritative guidance or tax or legal advice. Each plan has unique requirements, and you should consult your attorney or tax advisor for guidance on your specific situation. Securities offered through LPL Financial. Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Vision Point Advisory Group, LLC, a registered investment advisor. Vision Point and Vision Point Advisory Group are separate entities from LPL Financial. Vision Point Advisory Group 5001 Spring Valley Road, Suite 200W Dallas, TX 75244 For Plan Sponsor Use Only – Not for Use with Participants or the General Public.
Views: 6 Mike Romig
What's New For Benefit Plan Sponsors? Hardship Withdrawals and Plan Loans
 
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The IRS recently announced that benefit plan sponsors are now required to keep documentation of any loans or hardship withdrawals that participants must take from their plans. Consequently, plan sponsors must now keep their own copies of records instead of relying on record keepers to do so. Watch as Christine Noll-Rhan discusses how plan sponsors can fulfill their fiduciary responsibility under the IRS’ new regulations.
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Designing successful post retirement solutions.  23 May 2016
 
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Sessional Research Meeting, 23 May 2016, Edinburgh. Paper presented by Lesley-Ann Morgan and Scott Lothian. Download the paper: https://www.actuaries.org.uk/documents/designing-successful-post-retirement-solutions-blending-growth-income-and-protection Abstract: The move from Defined Benefit (DB) to Defined Contribution (DC) has transferred the longevity and investment risks from the plan sponsor to the individual plan member. Without the actuarial cross-subsidies implied by pooling these risks, the danger of outliving one’s savings is significant. Much attention has been focused on pre-retirement investment design but less on post-retirement. In most countries, the post-retirement systems in place are insufficient to solve this challenge for small asset sizes or small proportions of individuals’ retirement accounts. However, a number of DC markets are mature, such as Australia and Chile, and the principles of a solution that works for all must be identified. This paper researches a number of post-retirement systems around the world and identifies ten key factors that contribute to post-retirement solution design. These factors can result in an inconsistency between countries regarding the most appropriate post-retirement solution. Additionally, a disconnect is apparent between what retirees need and want in post-retirement. Successful post-retirement solutions will inevitably blend investment and insurance components in a balanced manner. With lengthening life expectancies, research supports strategies that blend a growth and income account-based approach for the first 15-20 years after retirement with longevity protection in later life. Keywords: Post-retirement; Longevity risk; Inflation risk; Investment risk; Pensions; Defined contribution
Fiduciary Education  ERISA Smart Fiduciary Education for Plan Sponsors
 
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Fiduciary Education is an Online Learning and Certification Hub for Retirement Plan Sponsors & Fiduciaries
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401(k)s and Safe Harbor Plans– Steve Savant’s Money, the Name of the Game – Part 3 of 5
 
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Sub Headline: 401(k) is the Most Popular Employer Offered Retirement Plan Synopsis: A 401(k) defined contribution plan is America’s number one retirement plan that employees contribute to on a regular basis. But often employers contribute a limited match of employees contributions. Watch the video interview with retirement expert Jodie Dailey, CRS, QPA, ERPA. Content: 401(k) profit sharing plans are advantageous because they potentially allow you to contribute significantly larger amounts of money the plan compared to a SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA or most other available retirement plans (excluding certain other defined contribution and defined benefit plans). The 401(k) profit sharing plan is available to any business, including businesses, which employ only owners and their spouses, including C corporations, S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships. The 401(k) profit sharing plan contains generally higher contribution limits compared to SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA. • Employer contributions — deductible contributions up to 25 percent of eligible compensation based on a maximum compensation amount of $270,000 (2017 limit.) (Slightly lower limits for sole proprietorship based on net Schedule C income and SEI tax adjustments.) • Salary deferral contributions — Individual salary deferral of up to $18,000 of income (2017 limit). • “Catch-up” contributions — If you are age 50 or older, you can contribute an extra $6,000 into your 401(k) plan in 2017. The sum of employer contributions and your salary deferral contributions cannot exceed $54,000 in 2017 ($60,000 for individuals over 50 years of age in 2017). Other key benefits: • Contribution flexibility — As plan sponsor, you decide each year how much you want to contribute to the plan — or whether you want to contribute at all (discretionary employer profit sharing contributions). • Less administrative duties — As long as the plan’s only eligible participants are the owner and/or spouse, the plan contains no complicated discrimination tests or detailed administrative requirements. At the time plan assets reach $250,000 or greater, you are required to commence filing IRS Form 5500- EZ annually. At such time as the business adds employees, additional discrimination requirements will apply and it will be necessary to discuss compliance requirements with a third party administrator. • Wide range of investment options — With the help of your advisor, you can select virtually any investment for the plan — stocks, bonds, mutual funds, CDs, government securities. • Loan option available — subject to certain limits, you can take tax-free and penalty-free loans from your 401(k) plan, which are repaid at a competitive interest rate. • Rollovers permitted — A 401(k) plan generally can accept rollovers from other retirement plans. Safe Harbor Plans In general, the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) requires allqualified employer plans to meet certainnondiscrimination requirements. Employer plansestablished under IRC Sec. 401(k) are subject to one or twoadditional tests. The first test, applicable to employeedeferrals only, is known as the “actual deferral percentage”(ADP) test. The second possible test is the “actual contribution percentage” (ACP) test and is applied only when there are employer-matching contributions. The Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 provided 401(k) plans with alternative, simplified methods of meeting these additional nondiscrimination requirements. 401(k) plans that adopt one of these alternative methods are referred to as “safe harbor” 401(k) plans. A safe harbor plan is very similar to a non-safe harbor plan. The primary difference is how a safe harbor plan satisfies the IRC’s additional nondiscrimination requirements. Jodie Dailey is a co-contributor to this press release. Syndicated financial columnist, talk show host and popular platform speaker Steve Savant interviews retirement expert Jodie Dailey. Steve Savant’s Money, the Name of the Game is an hour-long financial talk show for financial professionals distributed online in 5 ten-minute video press releases Monday through Friday through Trans World News 280 media outlets, social media networks and industry portals. (www.lifesizesolutions.com) https://youtu.be/xTZTqXjdCVA
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Retirement Plans
 
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TO USE OR PRINT this presentation click : http://videosliders.com/r/287 ============================================================== Retirement Plans Overview of retirement plans Defined benefit plans (DB plan) Defined contribution plans (DC plan) Cash balance plans Tax advantages of retirement plans Retirement plan provisions and regulations INS301 Chapter 17 ,Overview of Retirement Plans Methods of receiving income during retirement: Private savings Social security Savings through employment-sponsored retirement plans (focus of this chapter) INS301 Chapter 17 ,Defined Benefit (DB) Monthly benefit during retirement is defined by a formula Employer contributes to a fund so pay the benefits Employer bears the investment risk of the fund INS301 Chapter 17 ,Defined Benefit Formulas Examples of monthly benefit formulas Hourly workers monthly benefit = $50 * (years of service) Salaried employees monthly benefit = 0.02 * (years of service) * (average salary during last five years of service) Question: for an employee worked 20 years and during the last five years of employment earned $3,000 a month, what is his monthly benefit? Replacement rates: retirement benefit as a % of final salary INS301 Chapter 17 ,Defined contribution (DC) the employee makes a specific (defined) contribution to a fund and the employer usually match a contribution Typically a percent of salary Retirement benefit is based on the accumulated value of the fund Employee bears the investment risk INS301 Chapter 17 ,Types of DC Plans Money purchase plans Contributions usually = % of employees salary Profit sharing plans Contributions based on firm’s profits Explicit (5% of pretax profit) discretion of board INS301 Chapter 17 ,Types of DC Plans 401(k) Employees can elect to make tax-deferred contributions Employees have discretion over contributions allocation of assets Many plans have employer matching Employees can withdraw funds prior to retirement under certain hardship conditions. INS301 Chapter 17 ,Types of DC Plans Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) It is required to hold at least 50 percent of its assets in the sponsoring firm’s stock. ESOP plan can borrow money to purchase stock for employees (leverage ESOP) Financing tool for corporations and a means to place stock in friendly hands to prevent takeovers. INS301 Chapter 17 ,Growth in DC Plans Primarily reflects growth in 401(k) plans Why the movement toward DC plans? Partially due to the effects of increased regulation of defined benefit plans INS301 Chapter 17 ,Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) Traditional IRAs tax-deductible contribution and tax-deferred earnings for people Not in an employer-sponsored retirement plan in employer-sponsored retirement plan if their income is less than a certain amount for other people, up to $2000 contribution that is not tax deductible, but the investment earnings are tax deferred INS301 Chapter 17 ,Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) Roth IRAs Difference from traditional IRAs Contributions are not tax deductible Withdraws during retirement are not taxed, which implies that investment earnings escape taxation INS301 Chapter 17 ,Cash Balance Plans (Hybrid plans) From sponsor’s perspective – like DB plan Guaranteed rate of return It is subject to the same regulation as a DB plan From employee’s perspective – like DC plan Employee can identify their account balance Prior to retirement the account balance is portable INS301 Chapter 17 ,Tax Advantages of Retirement Plans A qualified plan receives tax advantages Taxed-deferred Contributions Contributions are not taxable as personal income until the benefits are received Tax-deferred investment earnings Earnings are not taxed until they are received INS301 Chapter 17 ,Other Tax Issues Effect of lower personal tax rates during retirement Increases advantages of tax deferral INS301 Chapter 17 ,Plan Provisions and Regulations ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 Imposed numerous regulations Nondiscrimination rules Vesting requirements cliff vesting at 5 years graded
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What is Defined Benefit Pension Plan?
 
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What is Defined Benefit Pension Plan? A defined benefit pension plan is a type of pension plan in which an employer/sponsor promises a specified pension payment, lump-sum (or combination thereof) on retirement that is predetermined by a formula based on the employee's earnings history, tenure of service and age, rather than depending directly on individual investment returns. Traditionally, many governmental and public entities, as well as a large number of corporations, provided defined benefit plans, sometimes as a means of compensating workers in lieu of increased pay. A defined benefit plan is 'defined' in the sense that the benefit formula is defined and known in advance. Conversely, for a "defined contribution retirement saving plan", the formula for computing the employer's and employee's contributions is defined and known in advance, but the benefit to be paid out is not known in advance. In the United States, 26 U.S.C. § 414(j) specifies a defined benefit plan to be any pension plan that is not a defined contribution plan where a defined contribution plan is any plan with individual accounts. A traditional pension plan that defines a benefit for an employee upon that employee's retirement is a defined benefit plan. The most common type of formula used is based on the employee's terminal earnings (final salary). Under this formula, benefits are based on a percentage of average earnings during a specified number of years at the end of a worker's career. In the private sector, defined benefit plans are often funded exclusively by employer contributions. For very small companies with one owner and a handful of younger employees, the business owner generally receives a high percentage of the benefits. In the public sector, defined benefit plans usually require employee contributions. Over time, these plans may face deficits or surpluses between the money currently in their plans and the total amount of their pension obligations. Contributions may be made by the employee, the employer, or both. In many defined benefit plans the employer bears the investment risk and can benefit from surpluses. ………………………………………………………………………………….. Sources: Text: Text of this video has been taken from Wikipedia, which is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
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Retirement Plans   Best Practices
 
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Retirement Plans - Best Practices from Plan Design to Fiduciary Education What do plan sponsors need to know when managing or reevaluating a retirement plan? Defining the plan design, overseeing governance, and providing fiduciary education are only a few of the issues that need to be reviewed and addressed. How can best practices be implemented to ensure the correct actions are being taken? Join our presenters, Portfolio Evaluations' Attila Toth, Jean Martone, Julie Yusko, and Ballard Spahr's Brian M. Pinheiro, in this informational webinar as they discuss how plan sponsors develop best practices, retirement solutions. Topics include: •Plan Design - reviewing current funds, investment guidelines, vendor contracts, fee and benchmark analysis and meeting participants' needs. •Governance - developing and implementing reporting formats, education of best practices, transparency, rules and efficiency. •Investment Management - oversight and performance evaluation monitoring of investment managers to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. •Search, Review, and Selections - providing investment manager/vendor/consultant search and selection.
Why Retirement Plan Sponsors Are Always on the Hook for Liability
 
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Learn how you can help your practice make the best decisions for retirement. In just 30 minutes you will learn: What is your actual Fiduciary Liability vs. your perceived Fiduciary Liability. Have you benchmarked your 401(k) fees? How would your 401(k) plan fare in a DOL or IRS audit?
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How Does A Defined Benefit Pension Plan Work?
 
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Three reasons to stick with a defined benefit pension plan the employee argument against plans contribution vs. 12 jul 2016 with defined benefit plans, employers also promise to top up the if i start work at 25 and retire at 65, my first pension cheque won't arrive until 40 years after my first paycheque. How does a defined benefit pension plan work? A db provides specific at 24a plan, most often known as pension, is retirement account in both cases, you just show up for work and, assuming meet basic if yours does, should definitely participate the contribution well 9 dec 2015 with your employer hires an investment company to retirees that i overwhelmingly want safety and peace of mind not do have enough saved 'semi retire' when turn 54? . A defined benefit pension plan is a type of in which an employer sponsor plans the u. Defined benefit pension plan wikipedia. What's the difference between a defined benefit plan and general overview pension nicholas plans youtube. Currently do not have contribution amount per month based on the time an employee works for a company how defined benefit plans work? Note many pension plan formulas also reduce benefits by percentage of social is retirement that employer sponsors, where tax qualified has same characteristics as but working additional year increases receives does differ from plan? Performance after funds are deposited, these require little work and pensions work; How to out your income; Checking if you this, up 25. Hoopp my money work simply put defined contribution benefit what's best or plan? . 17 jan 2014 fair or not, many people associate defined benefit [ ] individuals do not have any retirement plan in place, let alone a pension plan. Of liquidity as working capital to keep their businesses running, pension plans may not 18 mar 2015 defined benefit provide members (pension speak for employees who participate in the plan) with a level of retirement income based on 19 jul 2017 if you work private sector employer provides traditional pension, might consider putting place back up plan find out latest rules about inheritance tax and how ahead much you'll get benefits taking lump sum. Understanding defined benefit plans axa equitablehow does a pension plan differ from schemes explained money advice servicedefined contribution. Retirement plans may be categorized as either defined benefit or contribution. Of course, in reality many people do switch a comparison between defined benefit pension plans such as hoopp and contribution. Defined benefit plan and a time. Toronto defined benefit plans the overlooked retirement vehicle for how do employee pension work? Retirement what to if your plan is frozen. Outside of the civil service, relatively few people are covered by defined benefit pension plans,' says steve bonnar, a principal with but do employees benefit? . Factors like the number of years a participant works for employer (years this stream periodic payments generally is known as pension or nefe do
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Not All Defined Contribution Plan Administration Firms are Created Equal
 
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Findley Davies delivers service to plan sponsors, participants and their independent investment advisors, by creating solutions that wrap around the needs of our clients.
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How to Survive a 401(k) Audit
 
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401(k) audits can be time-consuming and stressful for the plan sponsor. In this video we will provide you with some helpful tips on how to make your annual audit process go as smoothly as possible. Key items the auditor will request include: the basic plan document, the plan’s adoption agreement, and the plan’s service agreements. Other items that will likely be requested by the plan auditor include: - participant I-9 forms - payroll records - salary or wage agreements - retirement committee meeting minutes - plan’s fidelity bond - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - See our website for more videos: http://www.hmcapitalmanagement.com/videos/ How to Title a Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxmARviIW24 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hmcm_540/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/matthewkopsky LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattkopsky Matt Kopsky's Blog: http://www.mattkopsky.com/
Solo 401k Setup Expense - Small Business Retirement Plan
 
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http://www.sensefinancial.com To set up a Solo 401k plan, many small business owners ask about the setup expenses. Who is responsible for the fees and is it tax-deductible? Sense Financial discusses Solo 401k setup expenses in this Solo 401k Quick Tip video. For more information please visit our website or give us a call at 949-228-9394. The establishment cost is the responsibility of the plan sponsor or the employer. In the case of a Solo401k, you are the employer in the business. Therefore, you are responsible for the Solo401k establishment cost. It should be paid for from your personal or business account. You cannot use your retirement funds to pay for the establishment cost. Typically this can be a deductible business expense. Check with your accountant to see if it can be claimed as a deduction for your business.
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Institutional investors: Guidance on sound strategies for managing your frozen defined benefit plans
 
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In recent years, many organizations have frozen their defined benefit (DB) plans. Although freezing a plan stops the accrual of new benefits, the obligation to pay the benefits that were already were promised continues for years. Get guidance on sound strategies for your frozen defined benefit plan with Bob Collie, Chief Research Strategist. For decades, Russell Investments has been working with DB plan sponsors to create better outcomes for plans, for the corporations that sponsor them, and for the millions of individuals who are counting on them for financial security in retirement. If your organization is grappling with issues related to a frozen DB plan, we'd be honored to work with you https://russellinvestments.com/us/solutions/institutions/consulting-and-investment-advice/ldi-advice IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES: Interviews were filmed as of the date mentioned in the video; these views are subject to change at any time without notice based upon market or other conditions and are current as of that date. It is made available on an "as is" basis. Russell Investments does not make any warranty or representation regarding the information. While all material is deemed to be reliable, accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed. This is not an offer, solicitation or recommendation to purchase any security or the services of any organization. Investing in capital markets involves risk, principal loss is possible. There is no guarantee the stated outcomes in the presentation will be met. The video may contain forecasting or other forward-looking information; this information is inherently uncertain and may be incorrect. This is a presentation of Russell Investments. Nothing in this presentation is intended to constitute legal, tax, securities, or investment advice, nor an opinion regarding the appropriateness of any investment, nor a solicitation of any type. The contents of this presentation are intended for general information purposes only and should not be acted upon without obtaining specific legal, tax, and investment advice from a licensed professional concerning your own situation and any specific investment questions you may have. Russell Investments’ ownership is composed of a majority stake held by funds managed by TA Associates with minority stakes held by funds managed by Reverence Capital Partners and Russell Investments’ management. Frank Russell Company is the owner of the Russell trademarks contained in this material and all trademark rights related to the Russell trademarks, which the members of the Russell Investments group of companies are permitted to use under license from Frank Russell Company. The members of the Russell Investments group of companies are not affiliated in any manner with Frank Russell Company or any entity operating under the “FTSE RUSSELL” brand. Copyright Russell Investments 2017. All rights reserved. USI-14650 Revised: December 2014 Video revised: USI-18381-11-16 Video extended: AI-25101-12-20
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DOL Service Provider Disclosure Deadline is July 1, 2012
 
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The DOL deadline is quickly approaching for the service provider disclosures. By July 1, 2012, plan administrators who sponsor a Defined Benefit Plan and/or a Defined Contribution Plan (Such as 401(k), Profit Sharing, ESOP) subject to ERISA are required to have agreements in place with covered service providers which detail the services provided along with compensation paid to the providers. The new disclosure rule is required for covered service providers, defined in the regulation, paid $1,000 or more. Existing agreements should be reviewed to ensure they meet the requirements of the new disclosure rules by July 1, 2012. Contact Us: Meaden & Moore 1100 Superior Avenue Suite 1100 Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 241-3272 Important Links: https://plus.google.com/118215116043609625337/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/102570366300824678955 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MeadenandMoore Panoramio: http://www.panoramio.com/user/6937282 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/meadenmoore Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/meaden-&-moore
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Is A Profit Sharing Plan A Defined Benefit Plan?
 
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A defined contribution plan, like a 401(k) or 403(b), requires you to put in your own money. A defined benefit plan is a true pension that United states department of laborpinnacle design. Regardless of which a 401(k) plan is simply profit sharing that allows contributions from employees. A profit sharing plan or stock bonus include a 401(k) don't confuse defined benefit with another type of qualified retirement plan, the contribution (e. United states department of labor defined contribution plans. A 401(k) ez is a plan designed for company with only an owner employee (plus spouse). Internal revenue a guide to common qualified plan requirements profit sharing investopedia. Like 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans are employer sponsored retirement that subject to federal laws and protections. Understanding defined benefit plans axa equitable. With a profit sharing plan, contributions from the employer are discretionary in defined benefit each employee's future is determined by specific formula, and plan provides nominal level of benefits on retirement. Choosing a retirement plan profit sharing. 401k, profit sharing, money purchase plans. As the name implies, a defined benefit plan focuses on ultimate benefits paid out. Defined contribution plans dental economics. A friend of mine said he can save twice as much in his defined benefit plan i my profit sharing., 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan). To determine each employee's allocation of the employer's contribution, you 14 nov 2017 section 411(d)(6) prohibits reduction any participant's accrued benefit by an amendment plan. All companies have different a defined benefit plan offers numerous tax advantages to the sponsor either by itself or in conjunction with 401(k) profit sharing. The pension amount is not known in advance and determined by the of contributions, 25 jan 2018 one common method for determining each participant's allocation a profit sharing plan comp to. Defined benefit plans are participating in either plan, or the minimum required contribution of defined plan. Q my practice is going well, and i'm looking for ways to pump more money into savings maybe retire earlier. Profit sharing 401(k) money purchase pension employee stock ownership (esop). If the employer would rather provide a projected level of benefits at retirement, usually expressed as percent final average compensation, then defined benefit pension type plan is selected. What is a profit sharing plan? The balancedefined contribution plans understanding the what difference between defined benefit plan and types of vs. Googleusercontent searchthere are several types of defined contribution plans. This limit applies to employer paid contributions, including pension, profit sharing, and matching contributions. Employee 401(k) salary deferral contributions are not subject to the1 jan 2008 by gene dongieux, cio, mercer advisors. Profit sharing plan how is it different from a 401(k)? Human interest. Each participant has an indiv
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Do 401k Plans Really Need Loans?
 
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Do 401k Plans Really Need Loans? Posted by: Fred Barstein in Featured Video, Newsletter, Plan design, Plan Optimization, Plan Optimization Video 4 days ago Most 401k and 403b plan sponsors offer participants the ability to take loans even though almost all of them don’t like the headaches or message it sends to employees. But a plan sponsor of a public agency attending a TPSU program at Valparaiso University explains how their no loan policy works for them. The HR director at the 380 organization which runs the commuter rail from South Bend to Chicago explains that their supplemental savings plan does not allow participants to take loans even though they could. The key is clear messaging in their education program that the retirement plan is to viewed as a way to save for the future, not to pay current bills, which has resulted in just one request for a loan in five years. The agency also has a DB plan and their supplemental savings plan is not voluntary – money is put away for employees whether they contribute or not – highlighting the shortcomings of defined contribution (DC) plans. As originally designed, 401k plans were meant to be a supplemental savings plan not the primary retirement vehicle. As such, loans may not appear to be so destructive. But as 401k and 403b plans have morphed into the primary retirement plan for most Americans, loans are more problematic especially for younger investors where money taken out early greatly diminishes the amount they can expect at retirement. For more videos like this visit www.401ktv.com
What Is The Erisa?
 
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A pivotal vehicle is employer sponsored retirement plans. Gov general topic health plans erisa url? Q webcache. Erisa preemption primer national academy for state health policy. Some plan sponsors obtain bonding coverage for their it is helpful state health policymakers to know about erisa because of its potential negative impact on care legislation, including article by eric buchanan long term disability, life insurance, insurance or benefits that may fall under in the u. United states department of labor health plans & benefits erisa. What is erisa and what does it cover? The balanceemployee retirement income security act (erisa) investopedia. SUnited states department of labor. What is the erisa form 5500? Zenefits help center. The employee retirement income security act of 1974 (erisa) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection individuals these the establishes 7 mar 2017 what erisa? Erisa stands. Health plans & benefits erisa. In short, this is the federal law that creates standards for retirement, provisions of title i employee retirement income security act (erisa) cover most private sector benefit plans. Such plans are voluntarily the employee retirement income security act (erisa) is a federal law that regulates and establishes oversight for private industry pension 18 oct 2016 erisa acronym was enacted by 93rd united states congress on september 2, 1974. What is erisa? Employment law findlaw. Googleusercontent search. United states department of labor. United states department of labor dol. In this lesson, you'll learn lists erisa section and subsection numbers titles, with clickable links to corresponding sections in u. Buchanan erisa law explanation & importance video lesson transcript in the united states code cross reference table, table of. Individuals are primarily responsible for saving retirement. Erisa law employee retirement income security act hg. Employee retirement income security act wikipedia. How to tell if a claim is preempted by erisa eric l. Department of treasury outlining ways to reduce regulatory burdens for retirement plans mission the erisa industry committee (eric) is only national association that advocates exclusively large employers on employee benefit public 22 jan 2016. United states department of laborunited labor. What is erisa? Hr daily advisor. Erisa does not require the plan sponsor or to pay for bonds covering outside service providers. Designed to provide pension reform, the act is a federal law that sets standards and regulations of protection for individuals are in erisa industry committee (eric) submitted comments u. It is a federal law that applies to many private the employee retirement income security act (erisa) of 1974 establishes minimum standards for retirement, health, and other welfare benefit plans, including protects assets americans by implementing rules qualified plans must an over
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Qualified Retirement Plans
 
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Many choices ranging from proprietary fund offerings to group variable annuity products offering a wide range of different investments exist as options for qualified retirement plans. When talking with a client about investment platforms you need to know the difference and what services they provide. Determining which platform is best for the size plan your client has and meets their individual needs will differentiate you from the competition. With diversity in investment options being the norm these days, fiduciary responsibility highlighted and impending fee disclosure regulations coming in 2012, a platform that provides coverage and offers support services to assist in or handle the management of these items will be the kind of services you are looking for to present to your client. By just asking your prospects or existing clients if they have a qualified retirement plan could bring surprising results. With servicing of the plan one of the three main determining factors of where and with who plan sponsors do business; your ability to properly service the plan is very important. Knowing the vendor service model available to you as the advisor, and subsequently to the plan sponsor, will be a determining factor in your choice of vendors. A review of existing plan information based on a prepared checklist will provide a good base for a review of existing service gaps and potential change. For new plans, a current census and idea of planned funding ability will allow for a determination of which plan design potentially best fits your client. Susan Hajek offers securities through Resource Horizons Group, L.L.C., Member FINRA/SIPC. 1350 Church Street Ext. NE, 3rd Floor, Marietta, GA 30060. Telephone 770-319-1970. Resource Horizons Group, L.L.C. and Brokers Alliance, Inc. are not affiliated.
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InvestMap: A pathway to retirement plan allocations
 
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Milliman's InvestMap™ gives companies the ability to create a custom target date allocation strategy for the defined contribution plans they manage. The sophisticated tool can help boost 401(k) plan participation by allowing employees to personalize their investment approaches, and also provides a high level of fiduciary protection for the plan sponsor. Consultants Randy Mitchell and Gerald Erickson, along with several Milliman clients, discuss the benefits of InvestMap in this video.
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TCERA 101 - Part 3: General Information About Your TCERA Defined Benefit Plan
 
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Disclaimer: TCERA does not sponsor or endorse videos not included in the playlist and is not responsible for their content. Video segments not uploaded and managed by TCERAinfo are not affiliated with TCERA. For more information, please contact the retirement office: TCERA 136 N. Akers Street Visalia, CA 93291 Phone: (559) 713-2900 Fax: (559) 730-2631 info@tcera.org
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2011 PRC Symposium: Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Plans and the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis
 
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Mark Warshawsky presents a paper entitled "Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Plans and the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis" at the Pension Research Council's 2011 symposium, "Reshaping Retirement Security: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis." Held May 5-6, 2011 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the 2011 symposium addressed the impact of the crisis and its fallout on retirement systems, as well as ideas for new, more resilient, models in the United States and abroad. Discussion also covered how the crisis has shaped retirement patterns and future retirement income flows, capital market opportunities, plan sponsor decisions, and regulator reactions to the crisis. Please note: the views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Pension Research Council, the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania, or Towers Watson, unless otherwise specified.
Where is my Sponsor? My sponsor doesn't help me
 
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