The American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) Auditing Standards Board (ASB) recently issued a proposed Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) that will affect all independent qualified public audits of employee benefit plans, especially limited-scope audits.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan wasn’t talking here about retirement, and in fact, we don’t know that he ever has. But his words can certainly apply to the subject. In today’s world, each individual must take charge of his or her own retirement. Still, there are many ways others […]
Benefits specialists identify providing financial wellness training and tools as a key workplace trend for 2017. “Financial wellness is hot. In the past year, the number of employers recognizing the impact financial stress has on employee productivity reached critical mass. As a result, we are seeing a big jump in the number of companies saying […]
The fiduciary duty rule crafted by the Obama administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) will become applicable June 9, as the regulatory agency continues to review it for possible changes or reversal.
Is 70 becoming the new retirement age? According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 30% of U.S. workers ages 60 and older plan to retire at age 70 or older. Another 20% don’t believe they will ever be able to retire.
Did you know that under existing laws, the person or organization who manages your company’s 401(k) is not legally obligated to provide advice that is in the best interest of the investor? If that seems crazy to you, then it perhaps will come as no surprise that this is about to be changed with the […]
by Lisa Higgins, Contributing Editor Have you given your employees every opportunity to reach a secure retirement? There is one simple strategy you may not be using that could make a real difference: the Roth account. According to a survey from Willis Towers Watson, Capturing the Opportunity of Roth 401(k) Contributions, What Employees Are Missing […]
For years, BLR has surveyed HR, compensation, and benefits professionals to find trends in benefits. We appreciate your participation in our series of brief, targeted benefits surveys. Today’s survey topic: Benefits Other than Health Insurance. (We’ll publish the results in a future issue.) Complete the Benefits Other than Health Insurance Survey now Please participate in […]
For years, BLR® has surveyed HR and benefits professionals to find trends in benefits. We appreciate your participation in our monthly series of brief, targeted benefits surveys. Today’s survey topic: 401(k) Plans. (We’ll publish the results in a future issue.) Please participate in this brief survey and we’ll determine just how employers are handling their […]
Financial security in retirement is one of our nation’s cornerstone principles when it comes to the way we have come to envision quality of life from cradle to grave. With this in mind, Social Security has long been considered the safety net for most Americans in retirement. In recent years, however, the perception of Social […]