Leveraging Auto Features to Increase 401(k) Plan Participation.
Setting up a retirement plan for your organization was no small task. You goal of creating a savings culture is measured by how many employees participate in your plan. Unfortunately just because you have provided the plan, that doesn’t mean your employees will just automatically participate in it. For your plan succeed so here are 4 tips you can use to help increase your plan participation. • Auto Enrollment • SECURE Act Tax Credits • Auto Increase • Company Match
Impacts on 401(k) Lineups…a few little surprises may be hiding in your retirement plan.
One benefit of investing in a retirement plan is that you have access to two special kinds of investments: target-date funds and stable value funds. These funds serve very different purposes, but both can help with your retirement-savings goals at different times in your life, or in the current case, as tolerance for market risk changes.
The surprising benefits of inflation for 401(k) and Defined Benefit Participants.
While inflation may not be ideal news for consumers and economic growth in general, there are some benefits for savers – increasing retirement plan savings limits and interest rates. It’s a great time to evaluate whether you can contribute more to your Plan. Or, starting a plan to benefit from the tax-advantaged savings.
Match Your Retirement Plan to Reflect the Company Mission.
A Company’s Mission Statement expresses its culture, values and agenda to the outside world as well as within the organization. When benefits duly reflect the mission, Employees are motivated to work with a higher sense of purpose and feel rewarded for their efforts. This leads to happier employees, more productivity and increased utilization of benefits like the Retirement Plan.
How A Retirement Plan Committee Makes All The Difference.
Given the complexity and the multiple responsibilities associated with running a company retirement plan, Plan Sponsors should not hesitate to admit that the process can be overwhelming. Particularly, if they attempt to tackle it on their own. No matter the type of company or size of plan, building a Retirement Plan Oversight Committee which includes internal representatives who partner with an outside expert, is not only a best practice but a standard protocol recommended.
A Pension Solution That Is Good for Both Owner and Company.
Businesses differ from each other in countless ways, from what they offer to how they are run. But they all have one thing in common, and that is the desire to reduce expenses and increase profits. Business Owners are willing to explore every avenue to get there but they often overlook the opportunity to do so through their company retirement plan. Under the right circumstances, working with a consultant experienced in the complex area of advanced plan design can produce a dramatic boost in tax savings and wealth accumulation for both Employers and their Employees.
Taking Clients Beyond the Quick Fix
A retirement plan is a critical business asset that should be part of any merger and acquisition review and plan. Taking the first steps may require a retirement advisor to collect data, assess coverage requirements, perform some aggregate testing and review compliance. Mergers create a need for a multi-plan conversion strategy. And retirement plans begin to work harder for your business with due diligence on the funds, the plan design and participant pricing and educational resources.
Assess Your Financial Health
Financial wellness happens when financial education is tailored specifically to each milestone in your life and your career. It is the goal individuals strive for, combining the right steps to maximize financial opportunities, overcome financial obstacles and make managing your money stress-free.