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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…

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…

Not So PEPpy? Think Group of Plans

…– SEP, PEP, GoP, or MEP – outsourcing fiduciary duty to a reputable third party can save time, money and hassle. A third-party administrator (TPA) is, by design, someone who can keep track of all of the regulations, deadlines, changes, and other ins and outs…

It’s Always a Good Time to Rethink Retirement Strategies

…also improve through lower cost turnkey programs specifically designed for small business which, in total, we estimate can unlock an additional $5 trillion in retirement assets. $5 trillion is certainly nothing to sneeze at … especially as the nation’s retirement savings figures continue to be…

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…

That’s Why They Invented (Virtual) Erasers

…avoid errors. Outsourcing responsibility by engaging an independent fiduciary also helps plan sponsors design a more effective plan that is compliant and easy to administer. Providing these and other valuable fiduciary services give plan sponsors more time to run their business. Oh, and we have…

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…

Let’s Talk – Seriously – About Retirement

planning remains, is a sobering fact. Thus, we are introducing and promoting the hashtag #talkaboutretirement, designed to help spur dialogue among family members, business associates and friends, in addition to industry professionals. We hope that #talkaboutretirement will indeed become a trending topic – one that…

Fed Patience and Other Curiosities

…this week. When the FOMC released a statement from Chairman Powell, explaining why nothing happened, a number of other things started to happen. Confused yet? Don’t worry – most of what the Federal Reserve says and does about interest rates seems designed to confuse people,…