LIFT Retirement Newsletter Q3 2019

As we close the first half of 2019, we urge plan sponsors to spend a bit of time reflecting on Measurement and Strategic Planning for your retirement plans. Before you know it, you will be sending annual notices and making plan amendments.  Our quarterly newsletter discusses the three following topics for plan sponsor information: Plan  Read more ➝

Risky Business: Why Plan Governance Matters

Participant-driven lawsuits are on the rise, and employers are facing heightened scrutiny of the way they manage their retirement plans. In today’s continually-evolving regulatory and legal environment, it’s more important than ever to make sure your organization’s retirement plan is both effective and compliant. A well-structured retirement plan governance program can help you pursue these  Read more ➝

What’s in Your Fiduciary File?

If the Department of Labor were to ever knock on your door, we want you to be prepared! Applying the essential requirements and best practice ideas on how to safely store fiduciary documents could help to lessen the possibility of litigation. Watch this 90 second video to learn more about: the primary documents that should  Read more ➝

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 ➝

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 ➝

Evaluating + Creating a Prudent Fiduciary Process

Believe it or not, an efficient retirement plan committee does not happen by chance. The “best practices” your committee upholds form the foundation for a prudent process creating an opportunity for employees to pursue their retirement goals. Companies of any size can benefit from a consistent process and should consider implementing a few of the  Read more ➝