In partnership with Carlson Dettmann Consulting, LLC, we have released the results of the 2017/2018 “Upper Midwest Annual Wage Increase Survey.”
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Wind. Floods. Rain. Are you covered? As the insurance industry evolves, the definition of what perils are covered by a policy is evolving too. Find out if you’re covered or need to take action to protect yourself.
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Many companies are outsourcing more and more activities, mainly because outsourcing can provide cost savings and increase productivity. Outsourcing allows companies to focus more on their core businesses, rather than spending time on areas outside their expertise. For retirement plan sponsors, outsourcing services makes sense for these reasons as well as others.
As the unemployment rate has dropped, hiring has grown increasingly competitive - especially for businesses with highly-specialized positions. It’s important to understand how retirement matches factor into the hiring process and how they can financially benefit your company. Here are a few reasons why offering a retirement match helps your business.
Healthcare costs are on the rise, and employers expect double-digit growth in the next decade. As a result, there’s a growing trend toward financial wellness programs included with employee benefits, as this both benefits employees and helps manage a company’s fiduciary risk. In addition to these growing trends, workers are beginning to look for the during job searches.
Much has been made of the current state of the American worker as it pertains to their retirement savings. According to a recent study by the General Accountability Office, 29% of Americans 55 and older do not have any retirement savings or pension plan and those who have saved are woefully behind with 55-64 year olds averaging $104,000 in retirement assets.
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