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DOL Guidance on Lost Retirement Plan Participants

DOL Guidance on Lost Retirement Plan Participants

The issue of what to do about lost or missing participants is a frustrating one for plan sponsors. These participants often have terminated participation in a plan because they took… Read more >

The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

The Pros and Cons of Self-Funded Health Plans

Employers providing health care benefits to their employees can choose one of two options: a fully insured health plan or a self-funded health plan. Although there are many similarities between… Read more >

Will Employers Rethink At-Work Perks With the Return to the Office?

Will Employers Rethink At-Work Perks With the Return to the Office?

The summer of 2021 is initiating the gradual return to in-workplace business operations. As part of a COVID-19 study from May of 2021, respondents approximated that 55% of their workforces… Read more >

Talking Benefits Podcast: Race, Gender and Social Impacts on Retirement

Talking Benefits Podcast: Race, Gender and Social Impacts on Retirement

If you are a regular Talking Benefits podcast listener, you know that retirement security is a topic near and dear to the hearts of those working at the International Foundation…. Read more >

PBGC Implements Special Financial Assistance Program for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans

PBGC Implements Special Financial Assistance Program for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has released an interim final rule that focuses on special financial assistance (SFA) applications and related restrictions and conditions pursuant to the American Rescue… Read more >

With an Eye on the Future, Employers Shift Benefit Priorities

With an Eye on the Future, Employers Shift Benefit Priorities

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have shifted their strategic benefit priorities toward workforce and business resilience. This has included adding or expanding employee benefits for remote… Read more >

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

Employers Consider More Pet-Friendly Benefits in the Postpandemic Workplace

June 25 is officially National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Admittedly, for the last 15 months, every day has been Take Your Dog to Work Day—actually, Work From Home… Read more >