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THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A RETIREMENT PLAN SPONSOR SEMINAR

Plano, Texas 4/2/2013 - PensionBenefits is offering a complimentary retirement plan seminar "The Responsibilities of a Retirement Plan Sponsor". In this seminar, we will discuss:

  • Avoiding costly mistakes
  • Organization structure to properly support your retirement plans
  • Best practices in administering your retirement plans
  • Best practices in managing your risks as a plan sponsor
  • Best practices in investing your retirement funds.
This seminar is available to the management (CFO, CEO, Risk Manager and HR Manager) of the plan sponsors and those (such as CPAs, investment advisors) who work with them.

Our senior actuaries and consultants each have over 25 years of experience dealing with all facets of retirement plans. We have seen what works and what does not. We are ready to share them all with you.

Please email info@pensionbenefits.com for more information.

USING NUTRITION TO CONTROL HEALTHCARE COSTS

Plano, Texas 3/1/2012 - PensionBenefits is now offering strategy and communication skills to assist employers who want to improve the wellness of their employees. Healthy employees are more productive and have a lower utilization of healthcare services.

This program works wonders for those willing to make life-style changes (sustainable weight loss, lower cholesterol, improve sensitivity to insulin are some of the benefits). Former President Bill Clinton adopted these changes upon the advice of his personal physicians. He was featured in the CNN program, 'The Last Heart Attack'.

The success of this nutrition program is documented by the following three researchers:

  1. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn developed a 12-year (1985-1997) clinical study at Cleveland Clinic. Seventeen heart patients participated in this program. The results of his study were documented in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.
  2. Dr. Neal Barnard recommended the same nutrition program in order to reverse diabetes. His research was documented in Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes.
  3. Dr. Colin Campbell, a long-time bio-medical researcher with Cornell University, labeled our common diseases (heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer) as diseases of affluence, caused primarily by the foods we eat. He documented his research and that of others on nutrition and diseases in his book, The China Study.
While not everyone will embrace this program, those who do will see the benefits within weeks. It is important to offer this option to your employees. Your organization will enjoy higher productivity from healthy employees with lower healthcare utilization. The success of this program depends on effective education, support groups and communication of success stories.

Contact PensionBenefits at 972.424.2230 for more information.

DOL FEE DISCLOSURE

Plano, Texas 08/10/2011 - PensionBenefits is offering a new sevice to help plan sponsors meet the new DOL Fee Disclosure Requirements which will take effect for 401(k) and 403(b) plan years beginning after October 31, 2011. We will identify all plan and participant-related fees including implicit fund expenses such as wrap fees and life cycle fund fees. PensionBenefits will benchmark providers' fees to give plan sponsors an idea of what they are paying in comparison to what other plans are paying.

Additionally, our subsidiary, PensionAssets, will provide recommendations for best practices including ways to minimize expenses.

PB PUBLISHES NEW WHITEPAPER

Plano, Texas 11/24/2010 - PensionBenefits has published a new white paper at PIONLINE.com and PensionAssets.com. The paper discusses methods for reducing contribution volatility in pension plans from the plan sponsor's point of view.

PensionBenefits assists clients in selecting appropriate healthcare plans, including this innovative option, to meet their employees' needs. Full text of the paper can be found here

DIVERSITY & SENSITIVITY TRAINING

Plano, Texas 4/24/2008 - PensionBenefits has expanded our HR services and is now providing a total Diversity & Sensitivity Training program designed to enhance your organization's endeavors by creating more cohesive teams within your company. Organizations who have taken the initiative in turning diversity into a business advantage have seen positive returns on their investment of time and resources.

Diversity is part of our lives! It is important to understand its impact in everyday settings, including the workplace. Even today, we continue to see discrimination and insensitivity in job sites across the nation. Some of these have lead to costly lawsuits and fines. On the other hand, when upper management implements diversity awareness programs, a better working environment is created for its employees. This allows employees to be more creative in serving the organization's customers. Organizations who tap their diverse talents can even turn negative headlines into praises and recognition.

PensionBenefits can be an asset to your organization by providing the training to improve your employee's working environment. Our unique 3-part series enables employees to identify, understand, and accept all major diversity issues. In addition to the traditionally discussed diversity topics such as race, generation and gender, we also analyze individual passions and irritants as well as more sensitive issues such as sexual orientation, political affiliation, and religious belief.

Our unique program ensures a win-win situation for your employees, customers and the entire organization.

NEW COMPARABILITY CASH BALANCE PLANS

Plano, Texas 3/20/2008 - PensionBenefits has expanded its pension department to support more TPAs in helping their clients evaluate the appropriateness of the new comparability cash balance plans.

New comparability cash balance plan is a more cost efficient pension plan design when there are employees older than the owners.

CONTROLLING HEALTHCARE COSTS

Plano, Texas 5/22/2006 - Many firms are looking for a solution to control healthcare costs, at the same time encouraging healthy lifestyles. A new innovative long-term option is now available through the Destiny Health Plan, which is insured by Guardian.

PensionBenefits assists clients in selecting appropriate healthcare plans, including this innovative option, to meet their employees' needs.

CHASE PAYMENTECH

Plano, Texas 4/27/2006 - Chase Paymentech, a subsidiary of Chase, has selected PensionBenefits for the sixth year, to assist them communicate total compensation and benefits to their employees. Chase Paymentech, a leader in transaction processing, uses PensionBenefits to provide quarterly online compensation and benefits summary statements.

The easy-to-understand statements allow the employees to view the value of each company-sponsored program. In addition, employees see their projected benefits at various retirement ages to assist them in their retirement planning.

MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

Plano, Texas 3/1/2006 - PensionBenefits, Inc. has been selected to partner with Grabriel, Roeder, Smith & Co. of Chicago to work on the actuarial valuation of the Milwaukee Public School District pension plans.

10th ANNIVERSARY

Plano, Texas 9/1/2005 -PensionBenefits, Inc. is celebrating its 10th anniversary today. We want to thank our clients, associates, and vendors for the wonderful experience. It has been a rewarding 10 years of working with you.

We look forward to the new challenges during the next 10 years. Together, we believe we can provide solutions to the new challenges that come our way.

CORPUS CHRISTI REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (RTA)

Plano, Texas 7/15/2005 - PensionBenefits, Inc. has been retained as the actuary for the RTA Employees Defined Benefit Plan.

PensionBenefits provides actuarial and consulting services such as annual valuation; cost studies; benefit certifications; advice on plan design and administration.

PENSIONBENEFITS PROMOTED TO PRIME CONTRACTOR

Plano, Texas 3/31/2005 - PensionBenefits, Inc. was recently promoted to a DFW Airport prime contractor for pension projects. DFW Airport is the third busiest airport in the world.

Prior to this promotion, PensionBenefits has been working with the Airport as a subcontractor for over two years.

It is a practice at PensionBenefits to provide quality service and value to all its clientelte.

MARK CAVAZOS PROMOTED TO MANAGER, PENSION SERVICES
Plano, Texas 1/7/2005 - PensionBenefits, Inc. announces the promotion of Mark Cavazos to Manager of Pension Services. His extensive experience and courteous services are among the reason for his promotion. Mark's work in the pension arena with actuarial valuations, pension calculations, and pension administration has provided PensionBenefits's clients with an excellent resource in the actuarial field.

PENSIONBENEFITS MOVED TO LARGER FACILITIES

Plano, Texas 7/1/2004 - We have moved to accommodate our rapid expansion. The new location is in close proximity to our old address. Our phone and fax numbers remain the same. Please click on the Contact tab on PensionBenefits.com homepage for more information. A map is also available to help you find your way.

New address: 700 E. Park Blvd., Suite 108, Plano, TX 75074

EVERGE GROUP TO PARTNER WITH PENSIONBENEFITS

Plano, Texas 2/18/2004 - eVerge Group signs agreement to partner with PensionBenefits, Inc. in implementing PeopleSoft's Pension module for its clients. PensionBenefits' expertise in the implementation of a pension calculation system plus eVerge's extensive experience in the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software will benefit our clients in getting the best of this partnership.

KIEN LIEW PROMOTED TO CHAIRMAN OF RETIREMENT COMMITTEE

Plano, Texas 10/20/03 - President of PensionBenefits, Inc. was promoted to Chairperson of the City of Plano Retirement Security Plan committee. This committee oversees a pension trust fund of approximately $42 million for the benefit of about 2,000 City employees. Kien has served on the committee for 2 terms. He led his first meeting on October 20th.

PENSIONBENEFITS UNVEILS NEW LOGO

Plano, Texas 10/1/03 - PensionBenefits, Inc. reveals new logo and stationary package. The company hired 2cdesigns of Dallas to revise the companies branding. "The new image will help us reach our target market" says Tiffany Lang, Business Development Director for PensionBenefits. The company used Odee Company of Dallas, the printer, for their deliverables. PensionBenefits is overhauling the website to complement and continue the new branding. Vernon Franklin, VP of Engineering for PensionBenefits says "It has been a challenging and exciting opportunity." Vernon's team has been working on the new site in preparation for the company unveiling, "It is a good move for the company". The site is expected to be up and running by Christmas 2003.

GRS TO PARTNER WITH PENSIONBENEFITS

Irving, Texas 08/01/03 - GRS (Gabriel, Roeder and Smith) signs agreement to partner with PensionBenefits, Inc. to (1) take advantage of PensionBenefits experience and knowledge in automations; (2) to fulfill minority goals for its clients. PensionBenefits and GRS have been working together on Pension Calculations for DFW International Airport. Roger Ackrom head of the Southwest Region for GRS states "It only makes sense for us to partner with them, they are good at what they do and we need good minority subcontractors. They are our first choice". PensionBenefits, customized a pension calculation system for the airport, this system has saved the airport time and money.


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