The rest of the world is following the U.S. lead in embracing the defined contribution model of retirement savings plans, with America s employer-sponsored plans taking a huge share of global assets. And with those huge assets come huge risks.
Single-employer defined benefit plan sponsors covered by ERISA have new guidelines for annual funding notices in a final rule published Monday by the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration.
Retirement plans attract workers and inspire company loyalty. MarketWatch's Robert Powell talks with three small-business experts about the types of plans that business owners should consider and why the MyRA product may not be the best solution.
Several reasons have contributed to the growing idea that retirement may be a phase that stretches over several months or helps people prepare for a second act, says Kerry Hannon, careers expert at AARP and author of several books for job hunters, including “Great Jobs for Everyone 50+.”
The eighth annual defined contribution (DC) investment study by Janus Capital Group and PLANSPONSOR, conducted in conjunction with PLANSPONSOR’s 2014 DC Survey, focused again on the selection and ongoing monitoring of qualified default investment alternatives (QDIAs) as well as single-, multi-manager and custom target-date funds (TDFs). The results of the study affirmed some trends that have been evident for a few years, yet some of the study’s findings were still surprising.
Today I chat with Jon Baltes, CEO of QP Steno about how his web-based platform enables HR professionals, Financial Advisors and TPA's to be more transparent and accountable for the work that is being done related to a companies qualifed plan. Being able to keep track of the work being done by all providers is crucial is today's environment. Removing overlap, adjusting to participant needs and managing multilple providers can be easily documented by using QP Steno. Adding transparency and keeping track of fees and services is an ongoing battle, learn how QP Steno can make this task a on-line, documented process. QPSteno aggregates the activities of any CSP to a qualified retirement plan—advisers, broker/dealers, recordkeepers, mutual fund companies, third-party administrators (TPAs). Control is in the hands of the plan trustee, but service provider input is essential. It is similar to a time sheet tracking of time spent on certain activities.
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