401(k) loan default leakage is now a flood

America’s retirement industry is facing an unprecedented crisis: $2.5 trillion will leak out of the system over the next decade. That’s not a trickle; it’s a flood. What’s causing this critical hit to the system? Retirement plan loan defaults....

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America’s retirement plan leakage crisis

Retirement plan leakage from 401(k) loan defaults and cash outs continues to dominate the news. Anne Tergesen of the Wall Street Journal reports that workers are treating their 401(k) savings like ATM machines. Tergesen’s article “401(k) or ATM? Automated...

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Plan sponsors must protect employee 401(k) loans from default

Employee Benefit Adviser is the latest publication to cover the topic of the growing risk of 401(k) loan defaults for plan sponsors. Many sponsors believe they have taken adequate steps to de-risk their loan programs and lower the amount of...

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PLANSPONSOR: Fiduciary Responsibilities for DC Plan Loans

Multiple stories in the press about the fiduciary exposure of 401(k) loan programs have the same theme: Plan loans are investments.  What does that mean for plan sponsors? Loan programs are on the DOL’s radar as investments “Because the Department of...

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The Inconvenient Truth of Fiduciary Loan Regulation

Plan sponsors have historically treated 401(k) loans as an administrative program outside the boundaries of fiduciary standards and review.  The truth, however inconvenient it may be, is that the DOL has taken the position that a participant loan is a...

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Rennie Worsfold Joins Custodia Financial to Lead Retirement Loan Eraser Distribution

DALLAS – Custodia Financial, the creator of Retirement Loan Eraser (RLE), announced today that Rennie Worsfold has joined the organization as Executive Vice President to lead RLE sales. RLE is an automated loan insurance program that prevents 401(k) loan...

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See What Experts Say About 401(k) Loan Insurance

The retirement loan default crisis has reached epic proportions. Over $23 billion dollars in precious retirement savings has been lost to 401(k) loan defaults since 2014.*  Don't just take our word for it.  Hear what other experts have to...

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Industry Voices: See George White’s feature in PLANSPONSOR.

The editor of PLANSPONSOR sat down with George White to discuss how 401(k) plans are compromised by the leakage caused by loan defaults. In this interview, George explains the risks to plan sponsors if they ignore the issue. Read more...

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Industry Voices: See Tod Ruble’s feature in PLANSPONSOR.

Loan defaults are a preventable form of plan leakage, and stopping them can improve retirement plan participants’ financial wellness.  Read more on plansponsor.com

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Thomas Schendt has two words for plan sponsors: Retirement Leakage

Thomas Schendt, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP, has two words for plan sponsors: Retirement Leakage. Loan protection prevents defaults, reduces fiduciary risk and improves retirement outcomes. See his interview with PLANSPONSOR magazine’s editor-in-chief Alison Cooke Mintzer on the 401(k) loan...

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