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Taking Steps to Improve Your Fiduciary Position

…gains for investors. Still, compliance remained for many a nebulous area; after all, most if not all firms claim to be acting in their clients’ “best interests” in the first place. A recent study by investment consulting firm Callan, “2018 Defined Contribution Trends,” reports: Plan…

Making a Good 401(k) Plan Even Better

At Pentegra, we believe successful plan outcomes start with effective plan design. Plan features—automatic features—that better meet the needs of plan participants and plan sponsors can drive successful outcomes for participants and sponsors alike. The Pentegra SmartPath™ is a series of progressive plan design metrics…

The Pentegra Participant Smartpath™

We know that it is never too early—or too late—to start planning and saving for retirement. The Pentegra Participant SmartPath™ offers simple, yet essential tips for building a savings and accumulation strategy that can put participants on the path toward more successful outcomes—and a secure…

Blog Talk Radio: Retirement Planning Tips

The Big Blend Radio Show – featuring interviews on travel, food, art, recreation and more – talks with Pentegra’s Rich Rausser about retirement planning for all ages….

CEFEX TPA Benefits to Advisor

How does an advisor benefit from partnering with a CEFEX-certified TPA? And why is it important? Listen in to find out…

How Are RoboAdvisors Changing the Investment Industry?

…summary, it seems certain that RoboAdvisors are here to stay and will continue to grow. However, their algorithms will also require human intervention and advice to ensure that advisory firms are fulfilling their fiduciary role. Barbara Friedberg, “6 of the Newest Trends in Robo Advisors”,…

The 401(k) Plan of the Future

At Pentegra, we believe successful plan outcomes start with effective plan design. Plan features—automatic features—that better meet the needs of plan participants and plan sponsors can drive successful outcomes for participants and sponsors alike. The Pentegra SmartPath™ is a series of progressive plan design metrics…

New Self-Certification Rules for Hardship Distributions Should Be Embraced

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published final regulations modifying the hardship distribution rules for profit sharing, 401(k), 403(b), and eligible governmental 457(b) plans. And as you might guess, plan sponsors and participants alike need to know what…