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Spectrum Update and Service Enhancements Q3'2018

Q3'2018 was an exciting quarter. Among other things, we celebrated Spectrum's 40th birthday party at Tacoma Country and Golf Club; we hosted the 13th annual Spectrum Open Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner Event; we implemented the Spectrum Client Portal to streamline retirement plan implementations; we launched our cybersecurity awareness training services.
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Did You Know You Are a Fiduciary?

As a plan sponsor of a qualified retirement plan, you are a fiduciary of your plan. Unfortunately, some clients don’t know that. Nor do they understand the practical ramifications of this. That’s why we’re providing expert guidance on this vitally important topic. In this episode of Spectrum Employer Connect, we provide an overview of an employer's fiduciary role and responsibilities.
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When to Set Sail with Safe Harbor

Many company owners actively seek to maximize their 401(k) contributions each year. That’s a great goal, but it can be problematic if your plan fails to meet the nondiscrimination rules. Adding a Safe Harbor provision can confidently address this issue while providing important benefits to your company and employees. In this episode of Employer Connect, you’ll learn how Safe Harbor contributions work and four benefits of adopting this plan provision.
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Cash Balance Plans Allow Six Figure Annual Contributions

If you are looking to save even more on taxes and put up to six figures per year into your retirement account, a Cash Balance plan may be the right choice. This episode of Spectrum Employer Connect introduces Cash Balance plans, a retirement plan design that allows significantly higher contribution limits and drives faster asset accumulations than a 401(k).
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To Roth or Not to Roth

Many business owners are comfortable with the notion of a Roth IRA. We find that far fewer understand and appreciate the benefit of contributing post-tax dollars in a Roth 401(k) account as compared to making traditional pre-tax contributions. In the right circumstances and for the right person, a Roth 401(k) account can deliver significant tax benefits at retirement.