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Financial Stress in the Workplace

As the global economy continues to gyrate on an uncertain path, many are feeling increased stress regarding their finances. As of March, for example, total U.S. household debt was up more than 8% year over year, according to a study … Read More

Have You Met Your Match?

Just how important is a 401(k) match to your employees? It appears to be top of mind, according to Principal’s 2021 Retirement Security Survey. The study’s results show that the match matters most, as the top retirement plan considerations of … Read More

Safe Harbor Options

401(k) plans are intended to provide comparable advantages for all employees, and there are numerous safeguards in place to make sure their benefits are allocated equitably. U.S. regulatory measures ensure that a company’s plan does not disproportionately benefit some employees … Read More

Important Changes to Audit Process

There are significant changes to the audit process, which are effective for plan years ending on or after December 15, 2021 (i.e., plan audits performed in 2022).  Statement of Auditing Standards No. 136 (“SAS 136”) now requires plan management (i.e., … Read More

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