To defend themselves against ERISA violations, plan sponsors need to understand their fiduciary obligations. As the parties generally responsible for plan oversight, benefits committees play a central role in minimizing compliance risk.
Advisers in conversation: Creating lifetime income in retirement
SBA founding principal Mindy Zatto joins Ted Benna, who designed and implemented the first 401(k) savings plan, for a discussion on the future of retirement savings plans and how plan sponsors can help close the participant education gap.
Ask an Adviser: Can terminating a defined benefit plan be more seamless?
Learn how to best position a frozen DB plan for termination.
4 ways plan participants and vendors can help improve cybersecurity
In a world of mounting cybersecurity threats, participants and vendors must play their part in warding off catastrophic attacks. Here are four strategies that can help.
Time well spent: Optimizing time away from work administration
Here are some considerations for plan sponsors as they seek to streamline TAFW processes.
Ask an Adviser: How do we handle late deposits on 401(k) deferrals?
The late deposit of employee 401(k) deferrals is among the most common mistakes retirement plan sponsors make. Here’s how to correct it.
How to help 401(k) plan sponsors avoid excessive fee lawsuits
To avoid class-action settlements and regulatory penalties that can cost millions, plan sponsors must ensure 401(k) fees are cost-conscious for participants. Here are best practices to consider.
Governance basics every plan sponsor should know
How do plan sponsors operate and administer employee benefit plans in a manner that is both effective and compliant with applicable regulatory and fiduciary obligations?
Why you should encourage ‘mini’ retirement plan audits
“Audit” is practically a four-letter word for plan sponsors, advisers and administrators. But an audit doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
What happens when you squeeze a vendor too tight
When a plan sponsor (or search specialist working on the plan sponsor’s behalf) squeezes a vendor too tight, the resulting contract may come with an attractive price tag, but it will set plan sponsors up for a downstream nightmare of quality and service issues that negatively impact both plans and their participants.