2019 Compliance Calendar

To help you stay ahead of the curve with important deadlines and filings, download our 2019 Compliance Calendar.     If you have any questions about deadlines or information requested, please contact us to discuss today!       Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Global Retirement Partners, LLC (GRP)  Read more ➝

LiFT Retirement Newsletter Q1 2019

Ringing in the new year comes with changes to the 401(k) world, and as a plan sponsor, we want to keep you informed and educated. Our latest LiFT Retirement Newsletter features our insights with the following articles: Risky Business: Why Plan Governance Matters 4 Tips to Boost Your Employees’ Retirement Outlook Share Class ABCs: Choose Wisely    Read more ➝

Motivating Savings with Financial Wellness and Plan Design

How can you, as a plan sponsor, inspire your employees to save for retirement? This article we will discuss holistic ways to promote financial wellness among your employees as well as plan design tips aimed at increasing participation and savings rates. Employee Savings Goals We’ve all heard the saying, “if you don’t know where you’re  Read more ➝

Health Savings Accounts: Features Your Employees May Thank You For

For the majority of future retirees, medical expenses pose significant risk to any retirement plan, and they are only projected to rise. Medical cost estimates for couples throughout their full retirement, assuming both partners are 65, has increased $15,000 from 2016 to 2017, bringing total projections to $275,000, after Medicare coverage.[1] Even for professionals with  Read more ➝

The Financial Marathon

A Marathon for Everyone Recently, we went to cheer on a friend running in their first marathon. The excitement of watching thousands of people accomplish such an amazing goal was an experience like no other. We waited at the last bend before the finish line so we’d have a good vantage point for cheering our  Read more ➝

Guide for Employers Dealing with Missing Participants

Locating missing plan participants can be a headache for any employer, but simply ignoring them is not an effective solution. Regulatory agencies in previous years have published guidance on this topic relating to missing “retired” employees. With the increase in the number of “pre-retired” missing plan participants, governmental bodies are now taking additional measures to  Read more ➝

Stretching the Match

As an employer, would you like to maintain your company’s profit sharing contribution and, at the same time, encourage your employees to save more? Stretch the match! Help your employees to reach, stretch, and strengthen for their retirement. Check out this short video to provide some insight on Stretching the Match.   Like this video? Check  Read more ➝

Should We Have a Retirement Plan Committee?

If you are an employer or employee who has decision-making authority over your company’s retirement plan, there is a strong chance that you are a 401(k) plan fiduciary.  You have a legal obligation to operate the plan solely in the interests of the plan participants (people with retirement account balances) and their beneficiaries (people who  Read more ➝