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Disclosures & Participant Communication

When communicating the terms and conditions of their retirement savings plans to employees, participants (active, term vested, retired), and beneficiaries, the plan sponsor and plan administrator must choose the form, number and volume of material.  This involves identifying the audience, the message, the media to use, etc.  With respect to benefit plans subject to ERISA, there are over 100 mandated disclosures.  Whether and how to incorporate those disclosures is often an everyday challenge.  Failure, when it comes to mandated disclosures, is not an option.

Participant Education: Crafting a Participant Education Campaign
A step-by-step guide to implementing a successful 401(k) education campaign
Defined Contribution Insights, Winter 2018

Mandatory Disclosure: DOL Proposes New Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor. 
If finalized, the new rule will significantly expand electronic delivery of pension disclosures.
Defined Contribution Insights, Winter 2019

Blog: Few Read Mandatory Benefit Disclosures; Even Fewer Take Action  
Blog: Few Read Mandatory Benefit Disclosures; Even Fewer Take Action (Reprise)