Independent Actuaries Blog Category: Informational

Are Retirement Index Funds Breaking the Market?

The fact that the largest market index funds hold a significant competitive advantage over smaller funds is undisputed. As fund management companies increases in size, the cost to manage their funds become a lesser percentage of the fund size, and … Continue reading

Special Presentation!

IAI is hosting two special events in one afternoon at a local Portland brewery on Thursday, November 7th! Sara Ark and Kristy Bartle will be presenting Crafting the Perfect Retirement; Bringing Science to the Art of the Problem. This is … Continue reading

New E-Delivery Safe Harbor

In response to an Executive Order issued last year to strengthen retirement security, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed rules for disseminating pension plan notices electronically. Participant notices for pension plans include Summary Annual Reports, Individual Benefit Statements, Annual … Continue reading

Josh Harris, Enrolled Actuary!

As a business owner, one of my greatest pleasures is watching as our younger consultants grow in their careers. As such, I’m very pleased to announce our newest Enrolled Actuary, Josh Harris! Although Josh had previously acquired his Associate of … Continue reading

Tax Season is Over! Could Your Business Use a Deduction?

Now that the extended tax season is over, it’s a great time to consider if a qualified retirement plan is right for your business. Since contributions to these plans are deductible, setting up a qualified retirement plan is an effective … Continue reading

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

The deadline to make a contribution to a qualified defined benefit plan with a plan year of January 1st – December 31st is September 15th. If you missed this deadline and your plan has unpaid minimum required contributions, the IRS … Continue reading

We’ve Got Videos!

Did you know that we now make informational videos about retirement plans and related topics? This is part of our efforts to expand our Client Resources and General Resources, and make sure our clients and referral sources have the information … Continue reading

Supporting Your Spending Habits in Retirement

The thought of retirement conjures a wide variety ideas and feelings for different people, some good and full of bliss, and others that are full of dread. One fear that many people have is outspending their retirement income. In an … Continue reading

FaceApp and Retirement Planning

I rarely use social media, but my wife recently showed me a picture from FaceApp of what we would like in 30 years. I imagine most people either have the App or have had a similar experience. It always makes … Continue reading

Is Planning for Retirement Stressing You Out?

The world can be an uncertain place, and trying to navigate turbulent markets to prepare for retirement can be stressful. Fifty-nine percent of Americans report that preparing for retirement makes them stressed. In a recent survey it was found that … Continue reading