Category: Retirement

The First Question Plan Sponsors Should Ask When Negotiating and Reviewing a Service Agreement

When negotiating or refreshing a service agreement with your retirement plan advisor or consultant, there’s one main question all organizations should ask:…

Spring 2013 Fiduciary Commentary

By: Brant Griffin – May 3, 2013 Plan Rollover Process Needs an Overhaul A recent investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO),…

Selecting the Right Advisor for Your Company’s Retirement Plan

Prudent and Practical Steps for Evaluating, Benchmarking and Ensuring Value Within the human resource profession, it is an understanding that selecting the…

Understanding the Differences Among Retirement Plan Recordkeepers and Finding the Best Fit for Your Organization

Learn how to differentiate among the distinct cultures and business models of recordkeepers and the trade-offs that exist.  What are their profit…

North Pier Market & Economic PIERspective (October 19, 2011)

North Pier Market PIERspective – Jim Scheinberg (October 19th, 2011) “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Sentiment turned…

DOL Delays Plan Fee Disclosure Rules

The DOL has recently announced that it will extend both the fiduciary and participant fee disclosure rules. The regulations under ERISA section 408(b)(2)…

Supreme Court Rules on Misleading ERISA Plan Communications

In CIGNA Corporation v. Amara, an ERISA case affecting participant communications, the US Supreme Court ruled that a plan sponsor will not…

North Pier Market & Economic PIERspective (July 20, 2011)

“Spring Swoon – The Sequel” Investors may still be a little skittish, but they seem to be growing a thicker skin. The…

Many Americans have Yet to Face Reality Regarding Retirement

Nyhart Inc., an actuary and employee benefits consultant, recently conducted a six-month study reviewing nearly 10,000 participant retirement accounts at 110 public…