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Streamlined Plan Delivers Success

After declines in participation rates, Newport Group and its advisor partners helped a cabinet manufacturer build a better 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan.

New Design Options Yield Big Results

When an architectural/engineering firm wanted to increase plan participation and offer additional options to increase retirement savings, Newport Group and its advisor partner diagnosed a contemporary solution that delivered effective results.
 

High-Touch Meets High-Tech

Newport Group and its advisor partner raised the bar with improved client service and more efficient technology options.

Customization Key to Success

Newport  Group helps an insurance company successfully roll out a 401(k) plan benefit for the company's newly acquired employees.

A Better Alternative: Newport Group Helps Client and Advisor

A Better Alternative: Newport Group Helps Client and Advisor Newport Group solutions offer better options for the client and its advisor.

Take a Fresh Look at Plan Eligibility and Vesting

If you’re a plan advisor, you can help your plan sponsor clients revisit their plan’s eligibility and vesting requirements to ensure their plan is competitive and driving their desired participant savings outcomes.
 

Growing Insurer Yield Through Life Insurance Vehicles

The interest in insurance company-owned life insurance (ICOLI) has rapidly increased over the last few years as the economic environment has left insurers with fewer alternatives to meet their objectives.

BOLI Product Performance Over Varying Interest Rate Cycles

BOLI products have provided consistently attractive performance over multiple interest rate cycles, with steady and predictable earnings.

2017 IRS Pension Plan Limits

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service publishes updated dollar limitations for tax-qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans. The IRS announced that there will be cost of living adjustments to certain qualified plan limitations for 2017.

New Proposed Guidance for Deferred Compensation Plans

Along with proposed regulations under Code Section 409A that were issued on June 22, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service simultaneously published proposed regulations providing updated guidance on deferred compensation plans under Internal Revenue Code Section 457. The regulations will generally apply to amounts deferred in calendar years after the date they are finalized, and to amounts deferred prior to that date that were not previously included in income. Until finalized, employers may rely on the proposed regulations.

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