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Year-End Testing Results: Did Your Plan Pass or Fail?

Each year, 401(k) plans must pass certain tests to ensure that plan contributions stay within permissible limits. When you receive your plan’s testing results for the 2019 plan year from Newport, your report will show a pass or fail score for each test or limit. If your plan failed one or more tests, you can easily change the score by taking corrective actions such as refunding contributions to higher paid employees or making additional contributions for lower paid employees. 

Quarterly Product News for Sponsors 

What’s new at Newport? We’re keeping you informed each quarter of our latest products and services.

Non-Qualified Plans and the Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created great economic uncertainties for companies and their employees. This article provides timely information to assist non-qualified plan sponsors in answering the most common questions they may be receiving.

Newport's Perspective on Market Volatility

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has adversely impacted global financial markets over the past few weeks, resulting in significant volatility. For investors—including participants in your retirement plan—this period of uncertainty can be unsettling.
 

Improving BOLI Yields by Optimizing Death Benefits 

With persistent low interest rates over the last decade, owners of bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) have seen the impact on their cash value yields. While many focus on these bottom line yields, the potential for improving yields through death benefit optimization is often overlooked. 
 

Alternatives to Equity Compensation for Private Company Executives

Many of our clients face challenges attracting, motivating, and retaining top executives. To alleviate those challenges, most public companies have some kind of “equity-based” long-term incentive program (LTIP) in place for top executives. LTIPs reward executives for their contributions to value creation as measured by increases in share price.
 

Newport to Assist Clients by Offering Vital 3(16) Administrative Fiduciary Services at No Cost

Newport is offering cost-free 3(16) administrative fiduciary services as a way to assist clients and their human resource departments as they respond to issues stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

How Newport is Responding to COVID-19

Newport is focused on serving clients and retirement plan participants while also doing what we can to protect the health and well-being of our employees and communities.

Keeping You Informed on Newport’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Amid growing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), we want you to know that our company is committed to providing a high level of service. We have been working to mitigate any potential impact to our clients and advisor partners, as well as protecting our employees and the communities in which we live and work.

Taking Precautions: How Newport is Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of our clients and employees are top of mind amid concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). That’s why we wanted to share with you information on how we are proactively monitoring the situation, and the steps we are taking to help ensure that we operate safely and effectively. 

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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.
Trust and custody services provided by Newport Trust Company, a New Hampshire state chartered trust company and wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Group, Inc.