Hey Joel! One of my current employees recently received a notice from Social Security saying they might be entitled to a retirement benefit. Is it my responsibility to track this money down?

Welcome to Hey Joel! This forum answers plan sponsor questions from all over the country by our in-house former practicing ERISA attorney. Hey Joel, One of my current employees recently received a notice from Social Security saying that they might be entitled to a retirement benefit. Is it my responsibility to track this money down? ~ Investigating in Illinois Dear Investigating, Employers are required to … Continue reading Hey Joel! One of my current employees recently received a notice from Social Security saying they might be entitled to a retirement benefit. Is it my responsibility to track this money down?

Summer Homework for Fiduciaries

As you bask in the glory of summer over the next couple of months, don’t forget the three Fs that define this cherished season — fun, Fourth of July, and fiduciary! While you’re enjoying the fruits of summer, don’t forget your fiduciary responsibilities! Ask yourself the following questions to make sure you are on top of your responsibilities and liabilities. 1.     Are you practicing procedural … Continue reading Summer Homework for Fiduciaries

SECURE Act – Helping Americans Save for Retirement

Americans are not saving enough for retirement. To address this issue, a new retirement-related bill is making its way through Congress, The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Its purpose is to help Americans save more for retirement by creating new rules to expand and preserve retirement savings, improve the administration of retirement plans, provide additional benefits and create revenue provisions. Highlights … Continue reading SECURE Act – Helping Americans Save for Retirement