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Get the latest retirement plan industry news, education and tips you need to know to help navigate your fiduciary responsibilities. Contact your Plan Consultant with any questions.

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When Does a Participant Loan Become a Deemed Distribution

A recent IRS Issue Snapshot (link below) affirms that a participant loan is a legally enforceable agreement and terms of the loan agreement must comply with Internal Revenue Code (IRC Section 72(p)(2) and Treasury Regulation Section 1.72(p)-1). The terms of the loan agreement must be explicit in writing or deliverable electronically.

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Cybersecurity Best Practices for Plan Sponsors

Participant data and financial accounts comprise some of the most sensitive and potentially vulnerable information under a company’s care. These highly valuable assets can be an attractive target for cybercriminals and therefore present considerable security risk. Breaches to this information can be devastating to plan participants and to the reputation of the organization.

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3 Tactics to Combat the Great Resignation

During the pandemic, workers quit their jobs in record numbers across the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a record 4.4 million employees (3%) resigned their positions in September 2021, the largest number ever recorded since the BLS began tracking the metric in 2000

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DOL Cybersecurity Tip

In this age of relying heavily on technology, it is vital to take the necessary cyber security precautions. You want to make sure that all sensitive information is highly protected. This document showcases some tips and tricks for plan sponsors.

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When It Comes to Financial Wellness... the Time Is Now

While one could say it’s always a good idea to focus on well-being of any type — whether that’s physical, mental, or financial wellness — there’s perhaps never been a more important time to help employees improve their financial literacy, behaviors, and resilience than right now.

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Generational Influences and Behavioral Finance

Understanding generational attitudes toward investing and the cognitive biases that can lead participants astray is key to helping employees of all ages improve their financial wellness and prepare for a secure and successful retirement.

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