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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.

Improving BOLI Yields by Optimizing Death Benefits

With persistent low interest rates over the last decade, bank-owned life insurance (BOLI) owners 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.  
 

New Product News for Advisors - Q1 2020

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

The Impact of the Secure Act on Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs)

Many small- and mid-sized employers have faced significant challenges when it comes to offering a retirement plan to their employees. With the passage of the SECURE Act in 2019, Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs), a type of Multiple Employer Plan (MEP), has become a new option for these employers.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.
 

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. 
 

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