Just like the rest of the world, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted our workflow at the International Foundation, and my fellow hosts and I found it necessary to take a brief hiatus from the Talking Benefits podcast to regroup a bit. Now we’re BACK and broadcasting from our home offices turned recording studios to bring you the first in a series of shorter episodes covering the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on workplaces.
In this episode, the team tackled a few different aspects of how the pandemic has impacted workplace retirement programs. Volatile market conditions have organizations and individuals reviewing their financial options. At the same time, these conditions have led to interruptions in employment, as employers contemplate and implement furloughs, hiring freezes, hour reductions and even layoffs.
By tuning in, you’ll learn about changes to defined contribution (DC) retirement plans and how workers are changing their behavior and contributions due to the pandemic. We also spent time digging into The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provisions related to DC retirement plans. Listen now!
The Talking Benefits team recording from their home offices.
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Learn More About the Impact of the Coronavirus on the Workplace
Visit the International Foundation Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources page to find information for plan sponsors, including these upcoming free member webcasts:
- Integrating Impact Investing With the Pension Investment Process | June 10, 2020
- Apprenticeship Program Challenges During COVID-19 |June 11, 2020
- Risk Assessments in Public Sector Pension Plans | June 16, 2020
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