Topic: Planfacts

Pay Inequality at Your Firm and What to do About It

You may have pay inequality at your firm and not even be aware of it. Taking a deeper look at pay practices and amounts across is critical in establishing equitable pay across all roles and areas of your organization. 
 

The Growth of Managed Accounts in Retirement Plans

Managed Account services are an increasing trend among plan sponsors. As noted in the 2017 edition of How America Saves, 27% of plans offer managed account advice, and because larger plans are more likely to offer advice, half of plan participants have access to a service. 

Rabbi Trusts and Changes in Control Situations

Employers who maintain non-qualified deferred compensation plans or other supplemental employee retirement plans for their senior executives and other highly compensated employees may want to consider establishing a “rabbi trust” (so named because the first such arrangement was established by a synagogue to provide deferred compensation to its rabbi).

Stay on Track with Required Minimum Distributions

Do you know which of your former employees who still have savings in your retirement plan are turning 70½ this year? Or how many are older than that? Or how many accounts in your plan are held by beneficiaries? These individuals are required by law to withdraw money from your retirement plan each year. As a plan sponsor, you need to keep track of birthdates and beneficiary ownership, so you can make certain that plan distributions are being made properly.

Tax Reform: A Deeper Dive into Amended Section 162(m)

This article addresses recent tax law developments affecting non-qualified deferred compensation plans sponsored by publicly traded corporations and non-public organizations that are required to file statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

The Purchase of BOLI Post Tax-Reform

For many decades, banks of all sizes have used bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) as an effecient tool for offsetting employee benefit cost. Today, over $189 billion of BOLI resides on U.S. bank balance sheets.1

Vanguard Chooses Newport Group as its Non-Qualified Plan Administration Partner

We are pleased to announce that Vanguard has selected Newport Group as a partner to provide comprehensive administration to their non-qualified plan clients.

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