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2021 Student loan updates: What does it mean for employers?

In a nutshell: Employers now have an additional opportunity to make an annual contribution of up to $5,250 pre-tax dollars toward employees’ student debt balances until January 1, 2026.
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Provisions for Leave in the Consolidated Appropriations Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act has expired, but the new stimulus bill has provisions for Leave. What do employers need to know?
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Amending your 403(b) plan for updated hardship withdrawal regs and for the SECURE and CARES Acts

A guide to what 403(b) plan sponsors need to know about upcoming plan amendments for IRS final hardship withdrawal regulations, CARES Act and SECURE Act
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Revised W-4 has workers cruising for tax bruising

Understanding and updating tax withholding can help employees with budgeting and saving for retirement.
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Post Election Day - What comes next? Webcast replay

Perspectives on the election outcome—and its implications to retirement plans and the economy.
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Knowing the State of the States: Changes in State-Mandated Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave

As states grow their Family Leave Programs (FLP) through legislation and ballot initiatives, the pressure is on for employers to keep on top of the rapidly changing landscape of laws. Though the purpose of family leave programs remains consistent – easing employees’ financial burden when they need to take time from work to act as a caregiver – the execution of these programs varies in many ways, including length of leave, paid leave amount, and funding mechanism.
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DOL Amends Investment Duties Rule for Selecting Investments

New guidance for fiduciaries of ERISA plans around environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing
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2021 Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)

New retirement plan limits announced
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Making supplemental benefits work better

Voya Claims 360 helps to ensure supplemental benefits are used more often.
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Voya Financial Issues Public Comment on Employee Benefits Security Administration Proposed Rule

Christine Hurtsellers, CEO of investment management, and Charles Nelson, CEO of retirement, at Voya Financial Inc., have issued a public comment on the Employee Benefits Security Administration's proposed rule entitled "Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments". The comment was written on July 29, 2020, and posted on Aug. 5, 2020:
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Introducing myHealthMoney: An easier, smarter way to make HSA contributions

A simply intuitive solution for making complex financial decisions
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The CARES Act and student loans: What does it mean for employers and employees?

In a nutshell: As an employer, you can now contribute up to $5,250 tax-exempt dollars toward your employees’ student debt balances.
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Your nurses are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

This Nurses Week – now more than ever – we thank them for all they do.
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IRS provides relief for 2019 tax filing deadline in response to coronavirus pandemic

Includes deadlines for employer contributions to qualified retirement plans for the 2019 tax year. Read more.
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In the COVID-19 economy, employers should be prepared for increased 401(k) hardship distributions

A summary of hardship distribution rules to help 401(k) plan sponsors prepare for an uptick in requests
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response: 401(k) questions

The workplace and other employment consequences of responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus) will raise questions about 401(k) plan administration. Here are some questions that are likely to come up soon.
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Target Date Strategies are designed to prepare you for retirement – let them

In markets like what we have experienced this year, “stay the course” is easier said than done.
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