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Form 5500 in 2021: What We Know Now

…and other entities as a means of helping plan sponsors and participants navigate the pandemic. One in particular relates to Form 5500, developed jointly by the DOL, IRS and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), designed to ensure that employee benefit plans can satisfy the…

The All New Pentegra OnLine

We’re excited to introduce you to the all new Pentegra OnLine Participant Portal! The newly designed website offers: Easy to use features and menus Streamlined navigation Device responsive access A new Retirement Income Optimizer Tool…

Keep It Simple!

…is intended to help participants design their 401(k) plan accounts in an uncomplicated way that is easy to understand. Many companies’ 401(k) plans include simple, yet effective tools, such as automatic enrollment, where the plan sponsor chooses a “default investment” for employees’ contributions. These default…

What is Bitcoin?

designed to be tamper-proof via use of complex identifiers. Tech companies such as IBM are starting to enter the blockchain business. While users generally pay a fee for credit card and other financial transactions, proponents claim that Bitcoin transactions are virtually costless. Money, i.e. dollar…

The Coming “Lifetime Income Solution” Revolution

…401(k) retirement savings over the course of one’s retirement years may not be the most prudent strategy. In such event, one may want to consider a Lifetime Income Solution (“LIS”) as part of one’s decumulation strategy. Essentially, LISs are designed to convert accumulated retirement assets…

Help Clients Understand Why a QDIA Matters

plan sponsor to fiduciary risk by making the decision to direct such contributions. As a result, the industry and regulators realized that it was important to establish what would become known as a Qualified Default Investment Alternative or QDIA. A QDIA is designed to meet…

Long Awaited BOLI Clarification

…minus the initial cost basis as of the date of the transaction/acquisition. That amount could also be adjusted periodically if additional premiums were paid – thereby decreasing the DTL — or if the policy death benefit changed due to policy design or market conditions. If…

The Pentegra Communication Advantage

Pentegra’s plan sponsor tools are designed to help you manage your plan easily and more effectively. Our comprehensive education and retirement planning resources focus on helping participants understand the financial challenge that retirement represents and how to best maximize the plan to meet their savings…

Rapid Pace of Legislation in 2020 Could Be Eclipsed by This Year’s

…Protect Social Security disability benefits from harmful regulations and other attacks designed to reduce access to benefits Implement Automatic Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and 401(k)s; require automatic enrollment in 401(k)-type plans. Make the Saver’s Credit refundable, and direct the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury)…