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Jul
12
2022

Automatic-Retirement-Plan Options—Status and Outlook

Ed McCarthy, writing in Wealth Management, takes a look at the present state and future outlook for 'automatic' retirement plan options, and devotes attention to auto portability. McCarthy turns to Edward Gottfried, director of product at Betterment at Work, who characterizes auto-portability as a good idea. Gottfried is quoted in the article as stating: “I think [auto portability]'s definitely an area to watch in terms of new kinds of automatic provisions that might help streamline this industry, but also keep American savers in control of their retirement savings in a tighter way than they do right now.”

Jul
07
2022

Advisers in conversation: Creating lifetime income in retirement

EBN's Stephanie Schomer interviews 401(k) legend Ted Benna, responsible for designing and implementing the first 401(k) savings plan, and Mandy Zatto, co-founder and principal, Strategic Benefits Advisors. When the topic turns to job-changing participants and how to protect their nest egg, both Benna and Zatto find praise for auto portability, for Retirement Clearinghouse, and for the recently-introduced Senate legislation containing provisions that support the new plan feature.

Jul
06
2022

Nevin & Fred: EARN, RISE & SHINE, Auto-Portability & the Way(s) Forward

In their ongoing podcast series featured in NAPA Net, American Retirement Association Chief Content Officer Nevin Adams and ERISA fiduciary expert Fred Reish discuss the latest retirement public policy initiatives to emanate from Washington, DC. In their discussion, Adams and Reish focus extensively on the Senate's Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act of 2022. The podcast's hosts go in-depth on the bill's auto portability provisions, which they view highly favorably, and Adams supplies listeners with an excellent overview of how auto portability works.

Jul
01
2022

Ask an Adviser: What happens if we learn a missing 401(k) plan participant has died?

RCH EVP & Chief Revenue Officer steps up to the plate for Employee Benefit News' Ask an Adviser series, answering the question "what happens if we learn a missing plan participant has died?" Ringquist proceeds to identify a series of steps that plan sponsors can take in the wake of learning the unfortunate news concerning a plan participant's demise. As a preventative measure, Ringquist advises plan sponsors to consider implementing an ongoing program of portability to consolidate participants' balances, reducing the odds that they'll leave behind multiple, smaller-balance retirement savings accounts that wind up being lost in the retirement system.

Jun
29
2022

New bill would automatically roll 401ks to new jobs

Writing in Yahoo News, reporter Thomas Gnau addresses the bipartisan “Advancing Auto Portability Act of 2022,” introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Tim Scott, R-S.C. The legislation, Gnau writes, takes aim at "retirement plan leakage" and "aims to make it easier for workers to take 401K retirement accounts with them to new jobs." The piece quotes Sen. Brown, as well as RCH founder, president & CEO Spencer Williams.

Also featured in the Dayton Daily News and the Journal-News (Butler County)

Jun
28
2022

Brown, Scott Introduce Bill to Increase Retirement Security

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announces on his website (https://brown.senate.gov) that he and U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) have introduced the bipartisan Advancing Auto-Portability Act of 2022, a bill that would allow a worker’s 401(k) savings account to be automatically rolled over from a previous employer to a new employer. The legislation would cut red tape to help Americans who change jobs frequently to increase retirement savings.

Jun
27
2022

How Auto Portability Can Help Resolve America's Retirement Savings Crisis

Writing in Financial Adviser Magazine, noted private wealth expert Russ Alan Prince interviews Spencer Williams, RCH's founder, president & CEO about the company's new automatic feature, auto portability. The interview provides a clear overview of auto portability, including what it is, benefits to both plans and their participants, where the industry is heading and actionable steps that participants can take to maximize their retirement outcomes.

Jun
23
2022

Can This Bill Protect Retirement Savings for Workers Who Change Jobs?

Writing in SmartAsset, Wola Odeniran reports on the implications of the Advancing Auto-Portability Act of 2022, which was introduced by U.S. Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH). Odeniran notes that the proposed legislation would provide employers with modest financial incentives to adopt auto portability, while individuals would benefit from having a "valuable safety net" to avoid cashout leakage, early withdrawal penalties, or in some cases, forgetting a retirement savings account.

Also featured on AOL.com

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