401k plan termination blog posts


Sep
02
2020

401(k) Plan Terminations Could Produce New Wave of Cashout Leakage

In his latest article in Consolidation Corner, RCH’s Tom Hawkins draws attention to the coming surge in COVID-19 related terminating 401(k) plans, which Hawkins predicts could result in a flood of cashout leakage. Participants of these terminating plans, when given an ultimatum to act, will cash out far too often, unless they are provided with sufficient education and consolidation assistance. In their final act of fiduciary responsibility, Hawkins urges sponsors of terminating plans to insist on these measures to stem unnecessary cashout leakage and to protect their participants’ retirement security.

Aug
24
2020

It’s The Final Countdown for 2020 401(k) Plan Terminations

As we enter the 4th quarter of 2020, many plan sponsors – for a variety of reasons – are faced with the prospect of a 401(k) plan termination. For most, this will be the first and only time they’ll undertake this important project. In this article in RCH's Consolidation Corner blog, readers are provided access to a three-part video series featuring RCH's Mike Wilder, who instructs viewers on the essential aspects of terminating a 401(k) plan.

Jun
02
2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Demonstrates the Need for Institutionalized Portability

Writing in Consolidation Corner, RCH President & CEO Spencer Williams examines the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on America's retirement savers, and makes a persuasive case for the systemic, institutional adoption of auto portability as a means to help rebuild and to preserve retirement savings over the long-term. In the near-term, Williams observes that reduced participant mobility make this an opportune time for sponsors to update participant addresses.

Sep
06
2017

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: Prepare Now for Year-End 401(k) Plan Terminations

To educate sponsors in understanding the basics of terminating 401(k) plans, Retirement Clearinghouse has prepared a three-part video series.

Aug
22
2017

Five Ways to Make Retirement Savings Portability a Priority in 2018

As the end of 2017 approaches, here are five actions that a plan sponsor could take to facilitate retirement savings portability and significantly improve their plans in 2018.

Feb
25
2016

401(k) Plan Termination Video Series Part 3: Five Criteria for Selecting a Services Provider

Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) is pleased to offer a three-part series of educational videos on plan terminations, presented by Mike Wilder, RCH's Vice President of Client Services. These videos are intended to provide plan sponsors with a basic understanding of key plan termination process steps, the common mistakes that are made by plan sponsors, and the key criteria for selecting a plan termination services provider. We hope you will find these videos interesting & informative!

Feb
19
2016

401(k) Plan Termination Video Series Part 2: Common Mistakes Plan Sponsors Make

Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) is pleased to offer a three-part series of educational videos on 401(k) plan terminations, presented by Mike Wilder, RCH's Vice President of Client Services. These videos are intended to provide plan sponsors with a basic understanding of key plan termination process steps, the common mistakes that are made by plan sponsors, and the key criteria for selecting a plan termination services provider. We hope you will find these videos interesting & informative!

Feb
12
2016

401(k) Plan Termination Video Series Part 1: 1 Project, 5 Phases

Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) is pleased to offer the first educational video of a three-part series on DC plan terminations, presented by Mike Wilder, RCH's Vice President of Client Services. These videos are intended to provide plan sponsors with a basic understanding of key plan termination process steps, the common mistakes that are made by plan sponsors, and the key criteria for selecting a plan termination services provider. We hope you will find these videos interesting & informative!

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