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Newport Group Takes Center Stage at NAPA’s Non-Qualified Advisor Conference

Our industry leading expertise in non-qualified plans played a major role at a major industry event. Find out more, and learn how you can partner with us in the non-qualified marketplace.
 

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Newport Group’s Directors of Non-Qualified Client Services

New Hardship Rules, Other Statutory Changes Reflected in Newly Proposed 401(k) Regulations

The Treasury Department has issued proposed regulations that provide guidance on changes to the hardship distribution rules made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 ("BBA"). 

2019 IRS Pension Plan Limits

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service publishes updated dollar limitations for tax-qualified defined benefit a defined contribution plans. The limits are important for tax-qualified plans, as well as many non-qualified plans. The IRS announced that there will be cost of living adjustments to certain of the qualified plan limitations for 2019.

Good Pay Programs Allow Your Employees to Focus on Retirement Plan Participation

Pay programs are the guidelines, policies and practices employers use to determine employee pay. Why not leverage your pay program to encourage employee retirement plan participation?

Coming in 2019: A Sneak Peek at Newport Group's Managed Account Portfolio Service

Newport Group has been developing a managed account service, called MAPS, that we plan to launch in 2019. Read on for an exclusive sneak peek at this exciting new product.

IRS Notice 2018-68 Provides Transition Guidance Under IRC §162(m)

IRS Notice 2018-68 (the “Notice”) provides transition guidance under Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) §162(m) that allows employers to deduct all grandfathered non-qualified deferred compensation.

Newport Group Earns Top Industry Recognition

Newport Group was recently ranked 18th among 60 firms featured in an annual list of top recordkeepers by Plansponsor magazine, the industry’s leading publication.

Potential Implications to COLI/BOLI Policies Inherited Through an Acquisition

Included in the tax reform legislation passed last December were changes to the previously existing transfer for value rules. These changes were designed to address perceived abuses in the stranger-owned life insurance (STOLI) market, whereby entities are formed for no other reason than to acquire, own and be the beneficiary of insurance policies. 

Cybersecurity: The Industry's Next Frontier

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 1,222 data breaches in 2017−exposing more than 172 million records. This easily surpasses the all-time record high set in 2016 of 1,093 data breaches. And that was a whopping 40% increase over 2015’s 780 reported breaches.

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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 Newport Group Consulting, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and Newport Group Consulting, 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 advisers. 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.