Student loans blocking your retirement savings? A change to federal law MIGHT help [The Boston Globe]

Student loans blocking your retirement savings? A change to federal law MIGHT help [The Boston Globe]

Since 2015, employers have been contributing modest monthly amounts (e.g., $50) toward employee student loans and achieving profound results: 13% faster hiring timelines, 36% longer employee tenure, and Greater gender and cultural diversity. This year, more companies...
Ensuring a successful launch for your Student Loan Assistance program

Ensuring a successful launch for your Student Loan Assistance program

Conceptually, there’s many ideas surrounding the right route for a successful Student Loan Assistance program launch. When considering this new benefit, it’s important for employers to understand what works. In a recent article from Indeed, three key requirements were...
[Bloomberg Law] 401(k) Law’s Appeal Fades as Workers Face Student Debt Deadlines

[Bloomberg Law] 401(k) Law’s Appeal Fades as Workers Face Student Debt Deadlines

In a recent article from Bloomberg Law, the provisions in the SECURE Act 2.0 that will allow employers to treat student loan repayment like retirement plan deferrals were analyzed. The end result eluded to the fact that today’s workforce needs and prefers direct...
[US Senate] Multiple Senators Urge IRS to Promote Educational Assistance Programs

[US Senate] Multiple Senators Urge IRS to Promote Educational Assistance Programs

In a recent post on the senate’s government website, senators Mark Warner (D-VA), and John Thune (R-SD) urged the IRS to promote educational assistance programs like Student Loan Repayment. The piece highlights the 2020 legislation allowing employers to offer the...