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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.

Meet the Team

Questions and Answers with Executive Vice President Global Technology and Digital Innovation Eric Brickman 

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.

Adding Non-Qualified Plans to Your Business

Non-qualified deferred compensation plans are more popular now than ever among the nation’s leading companies due to their relative ease of implementation and high individual tax rates (federal and state).

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.
 

Pay Inequality at Your Firm and What to do About It

You may have pay inequality at your firm and not even be aware of it. Taking a deeper look at pay practices and amounts across is critical in establishing equitable pay across all roles and areas of your organization. 
 

The Purchase of BOLI Post Tax-Reform

For many decades, banks of all sizes have used bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) as an effecient tool for offsetting employee benefit cost. Today, over $189 billion of BOLI resides on U.S. bank balance sheets.1

Finding and Fixing Common Plan Mistakes

To err is human. Even the most organized and meticulous plan sponsors can make mistakes, as can the countless others they rely on to help them administer their plans and process plan transactions. 

Vanguard Chooses Newport Group as its Non-Qualified Plan Administration Partner

We are pleased to announce that Vanguard has selected Newport Group as a partner to provide comprehensive administration to their non-qualified plan clients.

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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.