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Aligning a Plan Sponsor’s Business Objectives and Plan Design

Assessing plan design is not only important when establishing a plan, but as part of ongoing annual reviews. Taking time to evaluate the plan sponsor’s goals each year can help pinpoint plan features that are no longer aligned with your clients current needs.

Our Latest DALBAR Rankings

Our participant website was highly ranked in the latest retirement industry benchmark rankings from DALBAR, a leading independent market research firm.

Meet The Team - Jeff Currie

Meet The Team - Jeff Currie

New Product News for Advisors

What’s new at Newport? We’re keeping you informed each quarter of our latest products and services.

Introducing Our Managed Account Service

Our Managed Account service—an optional online investment service for retirement plan participants—is an easy-to-use, online investment and savings service designed to help participants meet their retirement needs. It helps them set a retirement goal and puts a plan in place to help them reach it. Read all about it here.

Our Brand Evolution

Our company has grown significantly over the past several years, both organically in partnership with you, and through acquisitions. Today, we’re serving more clients and retirement plan participants than ever before. This is why we felt the time was right for our brand to grow, too.

Treasury Issues Final Regulations on Reportable Policy Sale Provisions

Last month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Final Regulations, which established rules around the Reportable Policy Sale provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA).

Sneak Peek: Our Latest Compensation, Retirement and Benefits Trends Survey

What are the latest approaches for recruiting, rewarding and retaining talent? And what roles do you play as an advisor? Find out more of the the latest trends in Newport annual Compensation, Retirement and Benefits (CRB) Trends Report.

IRS Plan Limits

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service publishes updated dollar limitations for tax-qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans. The limits are important for tax-qualified plans, as well as many non-qualified plans.

Considerations for Separate Account BOLI Owners

Banks have been using separate account BOLI as informal offset to employee benefits costs since the late 1990s. During the early 2000s, the separate account structure became the product of choice for many mid- and large-sized banks. The structure requires an allocation of premiums to one or more investment sub-accounts offered by the insurance carrier.

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Newport Group, Inc. and its affiliates provide recordkeeping, plan administration, trust and custody, consulting, fiduciary consulting, insurance and brokerage services. Fiduciary consulting services are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser and FINRA-registered broker-dealer, and InterServ, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and InterServ, LLC are affiliates of Newport Group, Inc. All securities transactions are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., in its role as broker-dealer. All fiduciary consulting services are provided through the registered investment adviser. when offering variable insurance products, Newport Group Securities, Inc. acts solely in its capacity as a broker-dealer.
Trust and custody services provided by Newport Trust Company, a New Hampshire state chartered trust company and wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Group, Inc.