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Adding Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts to Your Retirement Benefits Plan

Participants may be attracted to self-directed brokerage accounts (SDBAs) because of the seemingly infinite choice of investment options. While it’s tempting to please these often-vocal [...]

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401(k) Plan Tax Credit Summary

Eligible employers may be able to claim a tax credit of up to $5,000, for three years, for the ordinary and necessary costs of starting a SEP, SIMPLE IRA or qualified plan (like a 401(k) plan.) A [...]

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Former Employees with Plan Assets are Still Participants

Plan Sponsors should understand that terminated employees who left their account balance in your plan, are still considered participants under ERISA. As such, former employees have the same [...]

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3(38) Advisory Services – Should Fiduciaries be Outsourcing Retirement Plan Investment Responsibility?

Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement recoveries are on the rise. A recent DOL report indicates that DOL recoveries have doubled since 2018 and tripled since 2016.  As a result, fiduciary [...]

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Common Fiduciary Errors

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This saying is universal, and certainly applies to fiduciary responsibility. Beginning the year with an eye towards avoiding some of the most [...]

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Financial Planning Considerations for the Small Business Owner

Small business owners typically have incredible drive and self-reliance as they start their business and as they grow over time.  Aside from operational, human resource, and financing issues [...]