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'Entry' Points: Engaging Savings Strategies for Entry-level Workers

Whether you’re motivated by enhancing the appreciation of your retirement savings programs, focused on retention, or struggling to recruit, it’s important to engage and encourage good savings behaviors of your front-line and early career workers.  In this unique and engaging keynote session at the 75th PSCA National Conference you’ll hear some new... Read More >>

QOTW: Retirement Income Priorities

Retirement income is discussed, incessantly it seems, in the industry, though data continues to show little uptake of retirement income products by plan sponsors. This week we asked plan sponsors what they think their plan participants’ top priority is regarding retirement income. Nearly 60 percent indicated that employees worry most about... Read More >>

Working “Out?”: Benefit Builders for the New World of Work

The pandemic has forever changed the way we work – and think about work.  What are – and should – you be doing to reposition your programs? At the 75th PSCA National Conference you’ll hear the latest insights from our panel of exceptional HR leaders including:     Expectations from their benefits leaders for innovative benefits programs    ... Read More >>

QOTW: Cryptocurrency

Last week the Labor Department issued a “Compliance Assistance Release” regarding the inclusion of cryptocurrency in 401(k) plans – basically reminding plan fiduciaries that they should exercise “extreme caution” before including it as a direct investment option. This week we asked plan sponsors if this DOL release changed anything in terms of... Read More >>

QOTW: Plan Features for 2022

Last week we asked plan sponsors what benefits strategies or plan features were of most interest for 2022. For 2022, what retirement benefit strategies or plan features are of most interest to you? More than half indicated that plan benchmarking is a goal this year while a quarter indicated they will be looking at adding advice or managed accounts... Read More >>

Equity 'Able': Stock Your Talent Using Equity Plans

One of the more effective retention and engagement strategies is to link your employees’ focus with the organization’s objectives and success – so, how do you do that? Well, turns out there’s no better way to do that than with the incentive of stock ownership above and beyond your 401(k) plan.  At the 75th PSCA National Conference we’ve got a... Read More >>

Data “Driven” – or How to Avoid Drowning in Data

Are the analytical insights you are gathering from your retirement plans driving your strategy or driving you crazy? What insights can – and should – you be getting from the plan and participant data to gain insights, driven engagement and formulate an effective strategy for the future? In an interactive and engaging session at the 75th PSCA... Read More >>

QOTW: Attracting and Retaining Employees

We’re hearing a lot in the media about the tight-labor market and how companies are having a hard time recruiting and retaining employees. This week we asked plan sponsors what their company is doing to address this, if anything. More than 90 percent of organizations are making changes of some kind, and the top three answers may surprise you. The... Read More >>

'Prep' Positions: Audit Proofing your Plan

Department of Labor audits are no fun, but they can be managed – if you know how... The one thing you don’t want is to find yourself in an audit situation unprepared. Come join us for an interactive and engaging session at the 75th PSCA National Conference on things you should be doing now to put you in the best position possible for that... Read More >>

QOTW: Financial Stress and Wellness Tools

This week we asked plan sponsors what they think the number one financial stressor for their employees is, and what they think it the most beneficial financial wellness tool in addressing the stressors. More than half of plan sponsors said that meeting monthly expenses and budgeting is the primary stressor, and thirty percent said the primary... Read More >>