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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Do you know what percentage of employees with 401(k) loans will default upon job loss?

When an employee loses their job in a layoff, their outstanding 401(k) loan is probably the last thing on their mind. What percentage of employees with 401(k) loans will default upon job loss? A.  42% B.  59% C.  86%   The correct answer is... ...

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The Bright Side of 401(k) Loans? You Can Protect Them.

Recent news stories about the dangers of taking a 401(k) loan are missing the real story. Borrowing from a 401(k) plan isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Employers offer loans in 401(k) plans because this feature gives many the confidence...

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Top 3 Plan Sponsor Concerns

According to Willis Towers Watson, retirement plan sponsors have three main concerns in 2017: Managing plan risk, increasing plan effectiveness, and avoiding a noncompliance surprise. Guess what?  RLE can help with all three. Employees who are protected by RLE...

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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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SPARK Forum: Loan defaults a hot topic

401(k) loan defaults (and related cash outs) were a hot topic at the recent SPARK Forum in Palm Beach. Conference attendees heard about the ERISA requirement for plan sponsors to preserve assets intended for retirement and how that specifically applies...

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Alston & Bird: Future Shock – The Retirement Loan Default Crisis

Loan defaults are a serious problem in the 401(k) industry, one that is just becoming apparent as a leading cause of the retirement “leakage” crisis plaguing employer-sponsored retirement plans, and potentially setting up many hard-working Americans for future shock...

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Is Financial Wellness Missing the Point?

By George White, CEBS Financial wellness is the latest retirement topic du jour, with numerous programs marketed and panelists devoting coveted time at industry conferences. What’s not to like about helping people budget and reduce stress? If there is predictive...

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