Topic: Retirement Plans

Big Plans for Small Businesses

Newport partnered with PAi and Jennifer Kiffmeyer of the Retirement Learning Center to present a free webinar focused on how retirement plans can help small businesses achieve their goals. The webinar qualified for one hour of CE credit towards the CIMA®, CPWA®, CIMC®, and RMA® certifications and the CFP® designation.

Mid-Year Reviews to Prevent Year-End Headaches

Advisors can help their clients ensure their retirement plan meets IRS compliance requirements and is prepared for a potential IRS audit. This support can also help satisfy their fiduciary responsibility under ERISA..
 

Help Your Clients Put a Plug on Retirement Plan Leakage

The ability to access retirement savings in a financial emergency is a safety net that many employers want to provide for their employees. But most employers also want to strike a careful balance so that early access to retirement savings – referred to as plan leakage – doesn’t harm their employees’ chances of accumulating adequate retirement savings. Here are strategies that you can use to decrease plan leakage.

Plan Design Features to Drive Higher Savings Rates

Plan sponsors have several plan design options to help drive stronger participant savings outcomes. Newport's experts share insight on strategies that can help them find the right balance between helping employees prepare for retirement and staying on budget with plan expenses.

PEPs: Is Last Year's Rookie This Year's All-Star?

A year ago, there was both enthusiasm and skepticism about how the Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) would fit into the market and your practice. In this webinar, Newport's experts answered advisors' questions about how PEPs are faring in the marketplace and how advisors can use them to build their business.

How the 2022 Cost of Living Increases May Impact Your Retirement Plan

Administering a retirement plan in compliance with the tax laws can be challenging. There are many rules that govern retirement plan operations. Some are tied to the contribution and compensation dollar limit. It’s important to be aware of these limits and how they interact, so you understand when additional employer contributions may be required or a plan design change may help your plan pass nondiscrimination tests. 

Newport Websites Ranked Again Among Best in Industry

Newport’s participant and plan sponsor websites have been ranked among the among the best in the industry, according to DALBAR, the nation’s leading financial services market research firm.

Add Value by Helping Plan Sponsors Develop a Fiduciary Calendar

Advisors can add value to their retirement plan support services by helping plan sponsors develop a strategy for satisfying their fiduciary duties under ERISA. Here's how to educate your plan sponsor clients about the importance of setting a schedule to complete fiduciary tasks, create a list of topics to address, and whom to invite to their meetings. 

2022 IRS Plan Limits

The IRS announced its cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for 2022. These limits are important for both tax-qualified retirement plans as well as many non-qualified plans.

Looking for Ways to Help Prepare Your Employees for Retirement?

There’s a new type of 401(k) that can provide your employees with the kinds of benefits typically only found in the retirement plans of the nation’s largest companies. It’s called a pooled employer plan (PEP), and in addition to helping your employees, it can also save your organization time and money.
 

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