The Supreme Court recently restored order in the church plan universe when it overturned three appeal decisions and held that an employee benefit plan maintained by a church-affiliated organization can qualify as a “church plan” exempt from ERISA. Updated October 1, 2018
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As a trusted advisor, Gallagher will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of employee benefits compliance issues. This edition of Compliance Checkpoints highlights workable strategies that organizations have implemented to assist employees and their family members with opioid addiction, which is an epidemic in the United States. Below, we explain how the right benefit plan can be your prescription for a better workplace.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: Consumer Confidence at an 18-Year High, Rates on the Rise, Global Oil Prices Surge.
Cline Young writes, “When it comes to small employers, the challenges amount to education, continued communication and restating the facts over and over even when it seems clear everyone has it down. Getting more people involved is better…” Updated October 1, 2018
Prevalent issues in the multivendor 403(b) environment include a lack of vendor oversight, proprietary investment products, and pricing inefficiencies. What actions should 403(b) plan sponsors be taking to mitigate their fiduciary and legal risks? Updated October 1, 2018
Dean Clune writes, “Productivity, ingenuity, workers compensation claims and health insurance claims… a few of the areas that could potentially be impacted if a population of retirement-age-ready employees is not financially ready for retirement.” Updated September 29, 2018
The market is always fluctuating, and though some anticipated a significant market tightening in 2018 as a result of the catastrophic events that occurred at the end of 2017, the threat of a near term correction has largely dissipated.
Author Bill Kline writes, “…The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) imposes special legal requirements on fiduciaries of 401(k) plans. Many business owners are unaware of the dangers they face under ERISA and the implications of being a fiduciary…” Updated September 29, 2018
Retirement Plan Consulting: Critical Thinking: The Silver Tsunami—Helping Employees Prepare for Retirement
Since January 1, 2011 about 10,000 people per day are turning age 65. As the U.S. experiences the Silver Tsunami, concerns of an aging population coupled with the fact that the most Americans have not saved enough money for retirement will place new pressures on employers. Updated September 27, 2018
Life sciences companies, previously considered low-value cyberattack targets because they often don’t have much easily monetized PII or PHI, avoided much of the early negative cyber publicity. That may change with the SEC’s February 2018 interpretive guidance to public companies’ cybersecurity disclosure obligations.