65 episodes

Let’s face it, crafting an innovative retirement plan benefit that optimizes outcomes, minimizes risk, improves employee engagement, and manages costs—all while navigating the compliance nuances of today’s employer-sponsored retirement plan landscape—is no easy feat! In Revamping Retirement, we break down the opportunities and challenges facing plan sponsors and fiduciaries to provide actionable insights and best practices. With industry insider guests, we’ll explore timely and relevant topics related to plan design, fiduciary process, vendor management, investment oversight, and participant engagement.

Hosted by CAPTRUST’s Defined Contribution Practice Leader Jennifer Doss and CAPTRUST’s institutional business head, Scott Matheson, the two provide the unique perspective of overseeing the retirement plan practice at one of the largest registered investment advisors in the U.S. To learn more about CAPTRUST, visit captrust.com.

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Let’s face it, crafting an innovative retirement plan benefit that optimizes outcomes, minimizes risk, improves employee engagement, and manages costs—all while navigating the compliance nuances of today’s employer-sponsored retirement plan landscape—is no easy feat! In Revamping Retirement, we break down the opportunities and challenges facing plan sponsors and fiduciaries to provide actionable insights and best practices. With industry insider guests, we’ll explore timely and relevant topics related to plan design, fiduciary process, vendor management, investment oversight, and participant engagement.

Hosted by CAPTRUST’s Defined Contribution Practice Leader Jennifer Doss and CAPTRUST’s institutional business head, Scott Matheson, the two provide the unique perspective of overseeing the retirement plan practice at one of the largest registered investment advisors in the U.S. To learn more about CAPTRUST, visit captrust.com.

    Episode 65: Hearts & Wallets

    Episode 65: Hearts & Wallets

    What most surprises retirees as they enter their new phase of life? In episode 65 of the Revamping Retirement podcast, Hearts & Wallets founder Laura Varas joins CAPTRUST's Matt Patrick and Audrey Wheat to talk about the topic.

    The trio delves into what retirees didn’t expect to happen in retirement—including the surprise of retiring earlier than intended. They also explore some of the ways retirement plan sponsors can improve the services, benefits, and plans they offer, whether through advances in technology or by making money talks less intimidating.
    Get more insights for retirement plan sponsors by subscribing to Revamping Retirement.

    • 34 min
    Episode 64: Brian Graff

    Episode 64: Brian Graff

    Brian Graff, the CEO of the American Retirement Association, unpacks the new fiduciary rule and the implications of the expiring Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Hear how these changes can affect retirement planning on episode 64 of Revamping Retirement with hosts Jennifer Doss and Peter Ruffel.

    • 37 min
    Episode 63: Morningstar's Mike Allen on AI

    Episode 63: Morningstar's Mike Allen on AI

    This month’s episode features an in-depth discussion on artificial intelligence (AI) between Dawn McPherson, Matt Patrick, and Mike Allen, Morningstar's Head of Technology for Workplace Solutions. They explore AI's evolving role in retirement planning, discussing its potential for personalized participant experiences, and operational efficiencies. 
    Highlights include:
    practical application of AI tools and their potential impact on retirement planning benefits of leveraging AI to enhance participant experiences and streamline backend processes challenges plan sponsors will face when it comes to governance The episode ends with practical tips from Mike Webb for enhancing the 5500 annual report filing process for ERISA retirement plan sponsors.
    Subscribe to Revamping Retirement for more episodes with insights for plan sponsors. 
    Note: Mike Allen is an employee of Morningstar Investment Management LLC, a registered investment adviser and subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc.

    • 47 min
    Fiduciary Liability with Dan Aronowitz

    Fiduciary Liability with Dan Aronowitz

    In the latest episode of Revamping Retirement, Dawn McPherson and Jennifer Doss talk with Dan Aronowitz, president of Encore Fiduciary. The three dive into litigation trends, particularly in navigating the complexities of fiduciary liability and underwriting.  

    Highlights include:  

    An overview of recent trends in retirement plan litigation, emphasizing a shift in the types of cases being filed and the implications for plan sponsors.  
    The significance of having a robust fiduciary process and how it can mitigate litigation risks. This includes the choice between active and passive investment options, the importance of monitoring record-keeping and investment fees, and the strategic use of fiduciary insurance.  
    A deep dive into fiduciary liability insurance, detailing what it covers, who should have it, and how it can protect plan sponsors from claims of breach of duty.  
    Discussion on specific risk factors that can make a retirement plan more susceptible to litigation and how these factors influence the underwriting process for fiduciary liability insurance. 

    Later, Mike Webb discusses the differences between reporting and disclosure for retirement plan sponsors in this month’s Minute with Mike.   

    Subscribe to Revamping Retirement for more episodes with insights for plan sponsors.   

    • 44 min
    Caregivers and Retirement Readiness with Greenwald Research

    Caregivers and Retirement Readiness with Greenwald Research

    This month on Revamping Retirement, Dawn McPherson and Matt Patrick talk with Lisa Greenwald, CEO of Greenwald Research. The three discuss the impact of caregiving responsibilities on retirement readiness. Lisa highlights that caregivers face unique challenges that often aren't addressed by employers and benefits providers, such as reduced work hours, job changes for flexibility, and financial strain. The episode also covers the landscape of retirement benefits more broadly, including trends to expand offerings for employee well-being, such as mental health and financial wellness programs. 

    Later, Mike Webb talks about plan fees in this month’s Minute with Mike.  

    Subscribe to Revamping Retirement for more episodes with insights for plan sponsors.  

    • 27 min
    Plan Sponsor Predictions for 2024

    Plan Sponsor Predictions for 2024

    This month on Revamping Retirement, Jennifer Doss introduced new co-hosts Matt Patrick, Audrey Wheat, and Pete Ruffel.  

    The four share their predictions for the year ahead as it relates to plan sponsors and the defined contribution space.  

    Predictions include:  

    Recordkeeper consolidation 
    Expanded QDIA solutions 
    An increase in regulation from the Department of Labor and IRS 

    Subscribe to Revamping Retirement for more episodes with insights for plan sponsors.  

    Last Month’s Episode: Episode 59: Auto-Portability with Neal Ringquist 

    • 20 min

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