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Spectrum Update and Service Enhancements Q2'2019

Spectrum was thrilled to celebrate its 41st birthday on July 3, 2019. Please join us on Monday, August 26, for our signature annual charity fundraiser, the Spectrum Open Golf Tournament and Dinner Event. We also announce the launch of an ERISA Wrap Document Wizard, which makes ERISA Health and Welfare Document Compliance very easy for employers.
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Retirement Plan Provider Guide

Workplace retirement plans can be complicated. The compliance rules, investments, reporting, tax forms, and terminology are enough to make any plan sponsor’s head spin. Even the roles of service providers can be confusing. Our retirement plan provider guide enables plan sponsors to tear up all those business cards and get to the root of what each service provider does.
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Spectrum Update and Service Enhancements Q1'2019

It seems incredible that Q2'2019 has closed and we are already past tax season. Over the past quarter Spectrum launched the Spectrum Employer Connect Video Series, improved participant account security through widespread deployment of multi-factor authentication, and enhanced our plan consultation report to support retirement plan reviews.
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Aligning Plan Design with Your Goals

We focus on aligning your retirement plan design to your specific situation. By determining the plan design that’s the right fit, you’ll be well positioned to take full advantage of the special savings and tax treatments afforded qualified retirement plans. Take a couple of minutes to watch this Spectrum Employer Connect video to refresh yourself on the broad retirement plan design options available.
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Advantages of an Unbundled Retirement Plan Solution

Buying “off the rack” can be cost effective, but often limits choice and flexibility. And we all know that a custom approach will typically offer the best fit. This analogy accurately describes the difference between a “bundled” 401(k) solution from a single provider and an “unbundled” solution delivered by multiple expert specialists. In this episode of Spectrum Employer Connect we contrast bundled and unbundled platforms. We invite you to take a few minutes to watch the video and review the accompanying Action Doc.
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Spectrum Update and Service Enhancements Q4'2018

Q4'2018 was a strong quarter for Spectrum. We were thrilled that one of Spectrum's clients, Seattle Indian Health Board, was recognized as ABG's Plan Sponsor of the Year. Spectrum enhanced participant account security by implementing multi-factor authentication on its retirement platform. Finally, we launched a Cash Balance Pension Plan Calculator, to show employers whether cash balance pension plans might make sense for their organizations.
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Understanding Financial Statement Audits

While we hope you never have had to experience it, you’re no doubt familiar with the idea of an audit of your personal or corporate tax return. But, you may not be familiar with an audit of your qualified retirement plan. This Spectrum Employer Connect video explains the situations where a financial statement audit may be required. Understanding when and for whom these audits are required can help ease your concerns over the prospect of a plan audit.