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Senate Testimony on Open MEPS in the Gig Economy

Posted in Uncategorized
There is a growing public policy concern regarding the ability of workers in the gig economy to access the ability to accrue retirement savings,. Though IRA's and SEPs are, of course, available, they are nowhere near as effective as worksite retirement plans. Troy Tisue's testimony at the Senate HELP Committee's hearing on retirement plans for the gig economy addresses how Open Meps® may help address this issue. In addition to his written testimony, Troy also discussed at the hearing on how there are ways in which aggregation programs-which are currently available- can be used to address this need. … Continue Reading

MEPS Aren’t What They Are Seem; Alternative More Efficient at Achieving Scale

Posted in Multiple Employer Plans, Uncategorized
A more effective alternative at providing scale than the MEP platform, and one which really is made possible by technology, is what the DOL describes in its MEP IB as the "Prototype Approach," versions of which are apparently being considered by several states. It provides those small plans the buying power and access to expertise which are at the heart of MEPs, doing so without that platform's inherent difficulties. … Continue Reading
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