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Dec 2018

Chart of the Month: The Number of Job Openings Exceeds Unemployed Workers

Market Observations For the first time in nearly two decades, there are more jobs available than there are unemployed workers to fill them. The gap between job openings and the unemployed has steadily increased throughout 2018. In September, job openings exceeded the number of Americans officiall…

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Dec 2018

Top 4 Risks for Investors in 2019

2019 brings the 10-year anniversary of the day the stocks bottomed out - and, with that, investors are beginning to question where the market will go from here. We explore the top four potential risks for retirement investors in 2019.

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Nov 2018

Investment Selection and Monitoring Process: A Primer

The ongoing monitoring and selection of investment options are part of a plan sponsor’s fiduciary responsibility. There are many key points a plan sponsor should consider beyond cost and performance (which are important) to maintain a quality investment lineup.

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Nov 2018

Compliance Alert: The New Hardship Regulations are Here!

As you may be aware from our prior Top of Mind blog entry, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (more commonly known as the tax reform bill) changed a number of hardship distribution provisions, effective 1/1/2019, that would be applicable to all plans that permit distributions on account of hardship.

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Nov 2018

Compliance Alert: IRS Announces New Retirement Plan Limits for 2019

On November 1 2019, the IRS announced the new 2019 retirement plan limits. The good news is that the applicable cost of living index did increase sufficiently for many standard limits to increase for 2019. The elective deferral limit under 402(g), for example, increased by $500 to $19,000 ($25,000 i…

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