Marymichele Delaney, Director of Human Resources at Lasell College, sits down to discuss the strides the college has taken to optimize its retirement plan offering for participants/
Cammack Retirement's Emily Wrightson participated in the MFS & Redbook "A Time for You" event, alongside Jane Francisco, Editorial Director at Hearst Lifestyle Group, Heather Ettinger, Founder & Wealth Advisor of Luma Wealth Advisors and Jenine Garrelick, Senior Managing Director at MFS. The panelists discussed key financial concerns that women face at different stages in life and shared tips to help navigate them effectively.
Many private universities, hospitals, and other non-profit entities have faced litigation related to their retirement plans. While public university retirement plans and governmental plans are generally exempt from ERISA, plan sponsors may nonetheless have fiduciary responsibilities to the plan under state law and, therefore, face many of the same issues that are being litigated by other entities.
Doug Fisher, Washington Strategy and Advocacy, sits down with Emily Wrightson to discuss the current state of legislative affairs as it pertains to retirement plans, including the proposed Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act. He also shares some of the hot topics on which legislators are focused, such as state-run retirement plans, government involvement in fees, data security in retirement plans, and addressing longevity risk.
Beth Pearce, Vermont State Treasurer, discusses the importance of providing retirement coverage to everyone and how her state's Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) will work to provide a secure, vetted retirement option for all of Vermont’s small employers.
Emily Wrightson, Director, Cammack Retirement Group, shares some of the trends she's seeing among plan sponsors, including the shift from an investment focus to a more holistic look at retirement plans, as well as the emphasis on data protection, equitable participant fees, benchmarking, and data mining to target specific groups of participants.
Earle Allen, Partner and Healthcare Practice Leader at Cammack Retirement Group, provides an update on the healthcare space, including the evolving legislative environment, the importance of financial wellness and targeted communication campaigns, the equitable distribution of fees and the use of stable value investments in retirement plans.
Lisa Massena, Executive Director of OregonSaves shares an update on the program. The OregonSaves initiative provides a savings vehicle for employees of firms without formal retirement programs.
Christa Louthan, Assistant Chief HR Officer at the Oklahoma State University shares the process they undertook to consolidate recordkeepers, streamline investments and create a consolidated retirement "brand" across the university system - all while effectively engaging participants through focus groups and other communication initiatives.
Andrew Russell and Matthew Wamback of the University of Massachusetts System Office explain the development of their supplemental retirement program, how the University improved the plan's administration and effectiveness, and the importance of communicating and educating plan participants.
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