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Mobile and online capability essential for DC plan providers, millennials seek info from social media: Study

Categories : Retirement Technology
Tags : Retirement plan administration Recordkeeping Retirement & Pension Industry MILLENNIALS SOCIAL MEDIA
Author : Bala

According to recent surveys, more than half the millennials in the workforce may not have not started saving for retirement. However, some studies say that many millennials have been contributing to a workplace retirement savings plan since their early 20s.

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Why authentic leadership is important for transformation success; impact of MEPs, and the millennial connection

Categories : Retirement plan administration Retirement Technology
Tags : Recordkeeping Retirement technology Retirement & Pension Industry 401(k)
Author : Team Congruent at SPARK Forum 2018

At the 2018 SPARK Forum (Nov 4-6th, in Florida), Team Congruent attended sessions on service delivery transformation, multiple employer plans or MEPs, and on student loans. Retirement industry experts shared their views on effective leadership techniques, multiple employer plans’ anticipated stakeholder impact, and on ways to encourage millennials to save in 401(k) plans.

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Behavior analysis can help improve retirement outcomes, says expert

Categories : Retirement plan administration Retirement Technology
Tags : Retirement plan administration Recordkeeping Retirement technology Retirement & Pension Industry ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Author : Team Congruent at SPARK Forum 2018

A team from Congruent was at the 2018 SPARK Forum in Florida, earlier this month. In a series of blog posts, we will share interesting insights from the sessions. The first post is on the key takeaways from a session on how neuroscience is being used to improve retirement outcomes.

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Multiple employer plans - the affordable workplace retirement plan option for small businesses

Categories : Retirement plan administration Retirement Technology
Tags : Retirement plan administration Recordkeeping Contributions processing Retirement & Pension Industry
Author : Sagar S

In this podcast (3:36), we explain the concept of multiple employer plans or MEPs. Sagar S, the Product Owner for Congruent’s CORE Suite of Solutions, talks about how multiple employer plans will help increase retirement coverage in the US. He also describes one of the challenges of MEPs from a provider perspective, and how Congruent’s CORE Contributions Processing Solution helps tackle it.

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Congruent at SPARK Forum 2018, and the story behind COREDC

Categories : Retirement plan administration Retirement Technology
Tags : Retirement plan administration Recordkeeping Retirement technology Retirement & Pension Industry
Author : Lucas

Congruent is a Silver Sponsor at the 2018 SPARK Forum, a leading event for the US retirement services industry. The event will be held from November 4-6th, at The Breakers Palm Beach, in Florida. In this podcast, Lucas Soucy, the Head of North America for Congruent, talks about the company’s long association with SPARK, and how the idea of COREDC, Congruent’s flagship product, was born.

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How to conduct an effective Scrum Meeting

Categories : Retirement plan administration Retirement Technology
Tags : Retirement plan administration Retirement technology Retirement & Pension Industry SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Author : Bhuvaneswari

Scrum is a popular framework for Agile software development. The Scrum model follows Sprint timelines (2 weeks to 4 weeks) to deliver software or product enhancements, on a regular basis to the client.

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Why Eligibility Processing for retirement plans is an important and complex process

Categories : Retirement Technology
Tags : Retirement technology Plan administrator Retirement & Pension Industry
Author : Dhiraj

Defined Contribution (DC) plans are set up and managed for the exclusive benefit of employees and their beneficiaries. Therefore, it is very important to decide on the eligibility criteria for an employee to become a participant of a DC plan.

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An Approach to Seamless Data Migration during Retirement Plan Recordkeeping Platform Modernization

Categories : 401 Record Keeping Blog DC Record keeping Record Keeping Software Retirement Services Retirement Technology 401k Record Keeping Software Retirement Plans Record Keeping
Tags : Recordkeeping Retirement technology Data Migration Retirement plan
Author : admin

The change in the customer environment in the US retirement markets, coupled with the increased competition and need for growth in plan participant base, has caused US retirement plan providers to reassess their platform/technologies and processes. It’s the right time for the plan provider organizations to establish a level of parity from a technology perspective to stay relevant to customers, and have competitive edge over the other players.

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6 Simple Productivity Boosters for 401K Plan Administrators

Categories : Record Keeping Systems 401 Record Keeping Blog DC Record keeping Record Keeping Software Retirement Services Retirement Technology Thought Leadership Retirement Plans Record Keeping
Tags : Retirement plan administration 401K record keeping DC record keeping Plan administrators Record Keeping Software Recordkeeping system Retirement technology Plan Processing Retirement Services Year- End Processing
Author : admin

401K Plan Providers often faces difficult challenges during the calendar year due to thin profit margins and seasonal spikes in demand for resources. With multiple stages of managing a plan like eligibility, testing, form 5500 preparation, transactional processing and general day to day operations, errors in plan administration can happen frequently, have serious drag on productivity, and detract from the overall customer experience.

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Making Plan Administrators’ Lives Easier and Enhancing Customer Engagement through New Generation Technologies

Categories : 401 Record Keeping Blog DC Record keeping Record Keeping Software Retirement Services Retirement Technology Retirement Plans Record Keeping
Tags : Plan administrators Recordkeeping system Retirement technology Payroll Big Data Customer Engagement
Author : admin

Kodak was the Google of its day! In 1976 it had a monopoly in the film-based camera business, accounting for 90% of film and 85% of camera sales in America. However, times were changing and digital camera technology was around the corner. Unfortunately for Kodak, the company did not appreciate this threat to its film-based business and it failed to adapt accordingly.

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