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Should a Plan Have an Investment Policy Statement?

To be clear; a retirement plan is not required to have an Investment Policy Statement (IPS). But the more important question is should a plan have an IPS? To use a silly analogy, a person need not have a parachute to jump out of an…

Lifetime Income Illustrations

The primary and, arguably, only reason individuals invest in defined contribution (DC) plans is to eventually have adequate income for retirement. Until recently, it seems the retirement industry has lost sight of that end goal. Many of the machinations of plan committees, plan advisors and

After Tax Contribution Considerations

Pentegra administers many 401(k) plans that include standard after-tax contributions—the non-designated Roth 401(k) type. And one thing we have learned is that after-tax contributions can create problems for the sponsor if the plan is not carefully designed and properly administrated. In a 401(k) plan, standard…

Not All Stable Value Funds Are Created Equal

In turbulent markets, stable value investments can be an attractive choice for retirement plan participants worried about the fluctuations in the marketplace. Like any investment option, stable value funds have advantages and disadvantages. Consequently, there are circumstances where stable value funds may be a great…

Plan Penalties, Costs and 3(16)

The Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) have extensive reporting and disclosure requirements for qualified retirement plan officials. These reporting and disclosure requirements serve the important function of educating and supporting participants in their retirement planning journey,…