Coronavirus Updates

Newport’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During these uncertain times, Newport is committed to serving advisors, employers and their employees with timely, relevant information and support.

Informative Webinars

Managing Challenges for Non-Qualified Plans Related to Coronavirus
This webinar provided insight on the unique economic impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on non-qualified executive benefit plans.

The CARES Act Effect on Retirement Plans:
Newport's experts provided a comprehensive review of this unprecedented legislation and how it impacts the day-to-day operations of retirement plans.

Plan Sponsor Liability and Fiduciary Responsibilities in Light of COVID-19
Newport welcomed several expert panelists, who provided insight on retirement plan liability and fiduciary issues associated with actions taken during this current environment.

Navigating the New Normal: Anticipating Plan Compliance Challenges in the Age of Coronavirus

Business decisions made to cope with the coronavirus outbreak have the potential to create new obstacles for employers when it comes to their retirement plan. Newport thought leaders shared insight for employers on how this can create opportunities for creative plan solutions.

Helping Plan Participants in the New Normal
This webinar from Newport was designed to help advisors and plan sponsors guide participants through this uncertain time, all while continuing to assist them in preparing for retirement. It featured a number of services that Newport provides that can help (participant education and outreach, etc.).

It's Not Just About the Money
Getting your organization’s salary, bonuses, retirement, and benefits just right can help you adapt to the new landscape and beyond. During this webinar from Newport, our Compensation Consulting team revealed what businesses are doing in these areas, and how you can manage through current conditions and anticipate future challenges.

Thought Leadership

How the CARES Act Impacts Retirement Plans
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed on March 27, 2020, includes several provisions intended to loosen restrictions on and reduce the tax consequences of distributions and loans from retirement plans. You can read Newport’s comprehensive analysis of this important legislation here.

Non-Qualified Plans and the Coronavirus
We answer some of the most common questions non-qualified plan sponsors may be receiving in light of the novel coronavirus.

Newport’s Perspective on Market Volatility
With so much news and real time information readily at hand, it can be difficult for anyone to process what is relevant and critical for making prudent financial decisions. We’re here to provide trusted guidance during this period of uncertainty.

 

How We’re Responding to COVID-19

Read a Message from Newport’s CEO Greg Tschider on how Newport is focused on serving clients and retirement plan participants while also doing what we can to protect our employees and communities.

Learn more about Newport’s vital 3(16) administrative fiduciary services, which are provided at no cost to clients.

Knowledge Center
Our online Knowledge Center is continually updated with the latest news and information relevant to our clients and retirement plan participants.
 

Questions?

Advisors and plan sponsor clients who have specific questions related to The CARES Act or how coronavirus is impacting benefit plans can contact us at coronavirusquestions@newportgroup.com. Retirement plan participants can call Newport’s Participant Service Center at 844-749-9981, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

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