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How You Can Benefit From a Performance Assessment of your Independent Board Directors and CEO

All organizations want effective leaders whose values align with those of the organization. Leaders should act with integrity, be ethical, and hold themselves and others accountable to the highest standards of excellence. High-functioning boards and CEOs can enhance and sustain an organization’s competitive advantage in uncertain times, making peformance evaluations a critical aspect of talent management.

Prohibited transactions, exemptions and enforcement for pharmacy benefit managers under ERISA

The reach of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) has expanded significantly and they have garnered increased visibility in recent years as their earnings have increased along with the rise in health care costs, particularly prescription drug costs. This brings new opportunities to provide additional support to your current clients--and Newport can help.
 

Help Your Participants Make the Most of their Retirement Plan

You're most likely continuously looking for ways to enhance your retirement plan in a way that's beneficial to employees. But are your improvements effective? Find out how an analysis from Newport can measure how your employees are progressing relative to their retirement goals.

2021 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.

Preview: Newport's 2020-2021 Compensation, Retirement, and Benefits Survey

How have compensation, retirement, and benefits programs been impacted by COVID-19?  What strategies have employers implemented to contain costs yet manage to reward staff and executives? Find the answers in Newport's 2020-2021 Compensation, Retirement, and Benefits Survey.
 

New Rules Simplify Electronic Delivery to Plan Participants 

The DOL has released a new, simplified method for electronically delivering ERISA-mandated notices and disclosures. The new method, referred to as the “Notice and Access” approach, removes the initial consent requirement and the requirement to obtain new consent following hardware or software changes.

Chamber of Commerce Members Benefit from MEP: A Case Study

Newport and its advisor partner worked together to establish a MEP, offering a low cost, operationally efficient and fiduciary protected solution for local businesses.

Newport Executive Benefits Survey Details the Latest in NQDC Plans

What are the latest trends in executive benefit plans? And how have these programs been impacted by the economic impact of COVID-19? Find out in the 2020 Newport/PLANSPONSOR Executive Benefits Survey Report.
 

Newport Achieves High Rankings in PLANSPONSOR Recordkeeping Survey

PLANSPONSOR magazine, a premier monthly publication reporting on the retirement industry, has again ranked Newport among the nation’s largest and fastest growing defined contribution recordkeepers.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Bank Owned Life Insurance 

Newport has received a number of questions from our clients and advisor partners regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Bank Owned Life Insurance and the life insurance industry. The potential impact of a global pandemic specific to the insurance industry includes: mortality impact, operational impact and economic impact.  
 

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