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: How can employees pay off student loans and still save for retirement?
Student loan debt is cited by 1 in 4 people as the reason they’re not saving for retirement. Fortunately, hope is on the horizon. Congress is currently considering two bills that would allow employees to pay off their student loans while saving for retirement at the same time.
This retirement change Congress is considering will help many families struggling with student loan debt
Congress wants more changes to the U.S. retirement system — and one likely retirement provision could benefit families with student loans, big time.
Plan sponsors should do their homework before offering student loan assistance
Student loans can be a distraction that diminishes employee productivity and may prevent employees from achieving their financial wellness goals. In response, employers have recently begun introducing benefit programs designed to assist employees with their student loan debt.
(Webinar) Financial wellbeing: practical considerations and insights for employers
Program length: 60 minutes Register and view now (available through March 2021) Interest in financial wellbeing programs hit a fever pitch after the pandemic-related events of 2020 exposed weaknesses in employees’ preparation and readiness for volatile economic circumstances. Industry research confirms that financial wellbeing has become a topic of considerable interest to employees and a top priority for many organizations. Evaluating potential …
Pandemic sharpens focus on employee financial wellness
COVID-19 has made financial wellness a hot topic in 2020 as employees seek to become more financially resilient. Here are some initial steps plan sponsors can take to gauge how well employees are using their existing benefits and determine whether additional financial wellness benefits are called for.
Here’s how to create a SECURE Act plan of action
Given the SECURE Act’s broad scope and nuanced provisions, how should plan sponsors prioritize their responsibilities under the new law? Here’s a systematic approach for developing a SECURE Act plan of action.
Retirement readiness starts at work
Every year, 3.8 million people in the U.S. reach retirement age. How can plan sponsors help workers get ready? Offering a retirement readiness program that considers employees’ emotional, financial and healthcare needs can go a long way toward helping them prepare.
Finding the right voluntary benefits broker may be trickier than clients realize
When selecting a provider for voluntary benefits, small to midsize companies often turn to the same broker that serves their medical or retirement plan needs. But medical and retirement benefits brokers may lack the knowledge or impartiality required to deliver optimal service in the voluntary benefits space. An unbiased third party that neither sells insurance products nor receives commissions when its clients select insurance products can help with the broker search.