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Have Your Clients Considered a PEP Yet?

Have your plan sponsor clients asked you whether they should be considering a Pooled Employer Plan (PEP)? If you don’t offer your own Pooled Employer Plan (PEP), you can find out about the key benefits of the Newport Secure Retirement PEP and how it may be an appropriate retirement solution to offer your clients.
 

A Preview for Financial Advisors of Our Upcoming CRB Trends Report

Remote work and flexible work arrangements, wellness programs and financial education were among the top trends observed across industry reports, including Newport’s annual Compensation, Retirement and Benefits Trends Report. Check out a preview here.
 

Legislative Update: More Changes May be Coming for Retirement Plans

The SECURE Act, passed into law during the last few days of 2019, was designed to make retirement plans more accessible to employees and less cumbersome for employers to sponsor and administer. The full impact of many of these changes has yet to be measured, but legislators are forging ahead with more proposals intended to help American workers’ save for retirement. 

Compensating a Remote Workforce

The global pandemic has enabled employees across industries to become adept at virtual collaboration. Technology has transformed meetings where co-workers, colleagues and clients have become familiar online faces. Many organizations are now considering maintaining this model into the near future, but a common question is how to factor in location to determine employee pay.
 

New Product News 

Get the latest new products and services from Newport, including payroll notification enhancements, our Financial Wellness Sponsor Insights Report, and more.

BOLI Considerations During Mergers and Acquisitions

More bank mergers and acquisitions were announced in April 2021 since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March 2020. Bank consolidations are complex, time consuming and costly, with focus justifiably on systems branch network and employee culture. But one area that is frequently overlooked is the acquired BOLI portfolio.

Loan Interrupted: What Happens to a Defaulted Plan Loan?

What happens when a plan loan is in default, and what steps do plan sponsors need to take? To keep plans in compliance, plan sponsors that allow plan loans must understand the loan rules and what happens when a a loan is in default.

 

Developing Successful Participant Education Strategies

Plan design features that turn employees’ inaction into positive savings behavior, like automatic enrollment and automatic escalation, can increase a plan’s participation and contribution metrics. But employees who understand the importance of their employer’s retirement plan benefits and who are actively engaged in saving for retirement will improve their odds of meeting their retirement income goals.

'Best in Class' Service, Year After Year

Newport is awarded with 64 "Best in Class" honors in PLANSPONSOR magazine's annual "Defined Contribution" survey.

Case Study: Small Pay Adjustments Lead to Big Impacts

Newport assisted a client with assessing the competitiveness of current Board Director compensation levels as compared to market. Newport also performed an analysis of the Board’s strategic support capabilities.

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