August 2016

Actuarial Services for Cash Balance Plans

As a type of defined benefit pension plan, cash balance plans can help employers attract and retain employees through enhanced benefit security, and maximize annual tax-allowable contributions to “qualified” deferred compensation arrangements through current (versus future) tax deductions.

Jeff Hornsby Joins Newport Group Sales Team

Newport Group, a leading provider of retirement plans, insurance, and consulting services, announced today that Jeff Hornsby has joined the organization as Regional Director.

Insurance Company-Owned Life Insurance (ICOLI)

Insurance company owned life insurance (ICOLI) is one of the few vehicles that can help improve tax-adjusted earnings, receive favorable Risk Based Capital (RBC) treatment and enhance the investment choices available to insurers.

The Benefits of BOLI to Financial Institutions

BOLI is an asset class held by the bank which provides an effective vehicle for informally financing both broad-based employer sponsored benefits programs, as well as the cost of employee benefits, matching the long-term nature of the asset with the continual increasing costs.

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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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 InterServ, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and InterServ, 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 adviser. when offering variable insurance products, Newport Group Securities, Inc. acts solely in its capacity as a broker-dealer.
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