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BY Ted Godbout | 10/28/2020
Market volatility driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and a contentious U.S. presidential election have struck fear in pre-retirees about their ability to save for the future, according to new survey... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 10/26/2020
Results of a new survey reveal the top challenges businesses are facing in the COVID-19 era and the kinds of assistance employers and employees alike are seeking with respect to their retirement... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 10/23/2020
As the impact of COVID-19 on retirement continues to emerge, new survey results show that many workers and retirees are optimistic about their financial future, while others say the pandemic has... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 10/21/2020
New survey results show that equity compensation plan participants have an increased appetite for financial advice as the COVID-19 pandemic has driven many to exercise options or sell shares.... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 10/20/2020
The market volatility and uncertain economic outlook experienced in the spring of 2020 serves as a reminder of the value of working with a financial advisor, according to a new report. ... Read More
BY John Iekel | 10/15/2020
A recent white paper discusses five common misconceptions that have resulted in passive investments becoming more prevalent in DC plans during the global pandemic.  In MFS’ “Back to... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 10/13/2020
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.  “Today’... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 10/5/2020
Amid ongoing negotiations with Trump administration officials,  the House of Representatives moved forward on its own Oct. 1, approving a scaled-back economic relief bill with targeted... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/28/2020
If there’s one silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, it might permanently change how much Americans spend and save for retirement.   Prior to the pandemic, the economy was in an... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/24/2020
Despite widespread anxiety in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, most 401(k) plan sponsors and participants are staying the course, according to new data.  In relation to the... Read More
BY John Iekel | 9/23/2020
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) announced Sept. 21 that it intends to provide new flexibility for variable-rate premium filers.  “This relief will support the Administration’s... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/22/2020
A new survey reveals that Millennials and Gen Xers are more likely than Boomers to feel the impact of COVID-19 on certain aspects of their financial health, but most aren’t taking steps to prioritize... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/21/2020
While the percentage of participants taking advantage of CARES Act distributions and expanded loan options is low, doing so may undo years of retirement savings, according to a new study. Though... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/8/2020
While the CARES Act provided much-needed relief to those struggling to make ends meet, recent research finds that a failure to repay Coronavirus-related distributions (CRDs) can have a major impact... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/8/2020
Despite the ongoing pandemic, a new study finds that most retirees say their confidence in their ability to maintain a comfortable lifestyle has remained constant.    A June 2020... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/2/2020
While shifts were seen in plan contribution and withdrawal activity in the early months of the pandemic, new data show that throughout the summer there have been early signs of recovery. ... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 8/28/2020
Amid the pandemic and market volatility, financial advisors remain divided on third-party investment strategies and their likeliness to adopt such solutions, according to a new report. ... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 8/20/2020
Given the far-reaching health, economic and workplace changes that have occurred so far during 2020, defined contribution plan participants have been remarkably disciplined.   According... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 8/19/2020
Employees are mostly satisfied with their company’s response to COVID-19, but there has been a change in sentiment concerning employee benefits, according to a series of surveys.  The... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 8/17/2020
Considering that many firms have modified their normal operating procedures and moved to a company-wide telework environment, the Securities and Exchange Commission is urging firms to take extra... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 8/10/2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of their digital capabilities and communication plans, advisors that capitalize on the changes may see new and unique opportunities, according to... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 7/22/2020
In an update to its annual “How America Saves” study, Vanguard offers a detailed look at how plans and participants responded to the added 401(k) distribution options provided by the CARES Act.... Read More
BY Judy Ward | 7/21/2020
In this cover story from the latest issue of  NAPA Net the Magazine, eight of the nation’s top young retirement plan advisors talk about how they’re helping sponsors during an unprecedented... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 7/20/2020
Alarming headlines aside, a new flash poll finds that very few plan sponsors have suspended their matching contributions and few participants have taken early withdrawals.  The flash poll by... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 7/13/2020
Recent survey results found that the economic fallout from COVID-19 has altered the perception of when many workers plan to retire, but retirement confidence levels appear to be rebounding somewhat.... Read More