Podcasts

Retirement Plan Podcast Series #8 – Retirement Plan Fees Explained

Retirement Plan Podcast Series #8 – Retirement Plan Fees Explained

Fees have been a hot topic in the retirement services industry for some time now, and rightfully so. You don’t want your investment earnings to be eaten away by fees, but how can you tell what fees are being paid from your plan? And what fees are considered to be reasonable?  You want to know if what you’re paying is appropriate.

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Retirement Plan Podcast Series #6 – Staying Compliant: Tips for Administering Your Retirement Plan

Retirement Plan Podcast Series #6 – Staying Compliant: Tips for Administering Your Retirement Plan

As a Plan Sponsor, you’re tasked with all sorts of administrative requirements – determining eligibility of participants, providing required notices, depositing employee deferrals on time — the list goes on.  There’s good news though, you’re not in this alone.  DirectAdvisors has put together a helpful overview of these requirements to help you stay compliant and successfully navigate the administration on your plan.

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Retirement Plan Podcast Series #2: Pre-Tax vs. Roth

Retirement Plan Podcast Series #2: Pre-Tax vs. Roth

For the majority of the Plans we work with, adding a Roth feature is a great way to attract and retain employees.  It’s a fairly easy option to administer within the Plan, assuming your payroll provider can integrate this feature, and it gives employees flexibility and control over their retirement dollars.  But does it make sense for your Plan?

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DirectAdvisors Podcast #2 – The CARES Act and its Impact on Retirement Plans

DirectAdvisors Podcast #2 – The CARES Act and its Impact on Retirement Plans

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as part of the federal stimulus package intended to stabilize the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The CARES Act has opened up a number of provisions for employer-sponsored retirement plans by making additional funds available to Plan participants who are impacted by COVID-19.

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Retirement Plan Podcast Series #1: Designing Your 401(k) Plan: Options for Employees to Access Retirement Dollars

Retirement Plan Podcast Series #1: Designing Your 401(k) Plan: Options for Employees to Access Retirement Dollars

We’ve spoken with thousands of participants regarding retirement planning, and while most of that time is spent planning how to get dollars into their retirement plan (e.g., how much to save, how to invest), it is equally important that you and your participants understand how that money will come back out.  We’re all saving for a reason, and that is to eventually use this money.  So what sort of options do you have to offer your employees?

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DirectAdvisors Podcast #1 – The Power of Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plans During COVID-19

DirectAdvisors Podcast #1 – The Power of Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plans During COVID-19

Supplemental Unemployment Plans can provide compensation to employees beyond state unemployment insurance during lay off periods. SUB plans can help ease the financial stress of layoffs, generate peace of mind and worker loyalty, and offer significant tax advantages compared to severance pay. To learn more, please listen to our podcast, where we discuss how a SUB plan can be beneficial in such a difficult time.

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