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Momentum Builds for Auto-IRAs

…last – viable retirement savings programs to workers who may otherwise be doing without, but also that they are auto-enroll programs. We have long maintained that a smart plan design with automatic features — including auto-enrollment and auto-escalation – can better meet the needs of…

The Educated 3(16) Fiduciary

plan sponsor to engage in an objective process designed to elicit information necessary to evaluate candidates considering, but not limited to, the following: Qualifications of the service provider, Whether it has a consistent track record of service, Its professional “bench-strength” and tenure of staff, The…

Employer Connect: When to Set Sail with Safe Harbor

When to Set Sail with Safe Harbor You already know that a 401(k) is a very popular retirement plan and, like other plan designs, it allows your employees to take advantage of tax deferrals on contributions and earnings while their money accumulates for retirement. To…

Decumulation – Strategies and Trends

…of decumulation work together. We’ll discuss how employers and advisors can offer effective plan designs that allow employees to maximize their options, and throughout, we’ll weave in tips and food for thought for your employees to consider to help set them up for retirement success!…

Compliance Essentials

…long-term goals if they are focused on short term problems. With good data, we will know, for example, if company owners are reaching their contributions limits. When this happens, there’s likely a good reason to talk about additional features or other plan design options that…

PENTalk™ – The Pentegra Smartpath™

The Pentegra SmartPathTM and the path to retirement readiness discusses best practices in plan design and savings strategies geared toward helping participants achieve more successful outcomes.

Retroactive 2021 Tax Planning; Overlooked Deductions and Credits

…to make a profit sharing contribution on behalf of participants for 2021, participants can only make pre-tax employee salary deferrals and designated Roth contributions prospectively—meaning after they execute valid salary deferral elections for compensation yet to be received in 2022. Retirement plan availability and coverage…

Why Non-Profits Should Embrace the 403(b) MEP

…only be sponsored by a 501(c)(3)-designated organization, in either a lead sponsor or co-sponsorship arrangement with another 501(c)(3) group. (Plan sponsors in the 403(b) space are primarily hospitals, nonprofit organizations, colleges and school districts.) The sponsor’s only responsibility is to appoint fiduciaries to run the…

Monetizing The SECURE Act

…guidance on how to best evaluate these programs and optimally align programs with opportunities. Learn more about the pros and cons of each type of design and how to best meet the needs of the enterprise recordkeeping partner to the investment manager and individual advisor….

Tools

Tools Our many retirement planning tools and calculators are designed to take you through the different stages of retirement planning. Get started building your financial future today! 2021 401(k) Day Materials – REFOCUS REVIVE RESET 2020 401(k) Day Materials 2019 401(k) Day – Get in…

Feeling More SECURE About Retirement

…seen since the Pension Protection Act of 2006, when Congress made it easier for employers to enroll workers automatically in 401(k)-type plans. One of the key provisions of the SECURE Act is designed to help those working at small businesses to save for retirement in…