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Hacked! Is Your Retirement Plan at Risk for a Cyber Attack?

Cyber-crime is on the rise worldwide. As a result, growing numbers of organizations are taking critical steps to protect their valuable electronic data from hackers and other cyber criminals — a process known as cybersecurity. It’s serious business, and a trend retirement plan sponsors and committees should pay attention to. In 2015, IBM’s chair, president and CEO Ginni Rometty said, “Cyber-crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.”[1] Last year, billionaire investor and businessman Warren Buffett echoed that sentiment, claiming that “cyber-attacks are a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear weapons.”[2] In short, cyber-crime is extremely dangerous, and many businesses are

2019 Contribution Limits

New year, new contribution limits! The IRS has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019. For company retirement plans, the most recognized highlight is the 401(k) contribution limit increase to $19,000 for the new year. 2019 Contribution Limits >>

[Plan Sponsor Guide] How Protected is Your 401(k) Plan

Technology is evolving fast, but cyber criminals are evolving just as fast. Cyber criminals are now going after plan sponsor’s company 401(k) plans, and you could be liable if disaster strikes! You should be aware of the multiple cyber threats that can affect your plan and the protective measures available to help you thwart those threats. Our guide provides you with many ways you can help protect your plan, inform yourself of possible threats, and engage plan sponsors to actively protect their accounts. DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE >>

Plan Sponsor Guide: Understanding 401(k) Loans

The recent enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) makes changes to 401(k) loan repayment options, which should prompt plan sponsors and plan administrators to re-evaluate their existing loan program, processes and procedures. This article will provide an overview of the loan provision and offer a list of considerations that plan sponsors can use when adding or modifying an existing loan feature to their plan. Although not required by law, many 401(k) plans offer a loan provision as a way for plan participants to access money prior to retirement. The thinking is that more employees will contribute to the plan if they know they can tap into their savings should they incur an u

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