The SECURE Act: Ground-Breaking Changes for Retirement Plans

By Randy Cook & Christine Moehl, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Attorneys  Late in 2019, Congress enacted the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, popularly known as the SECURE Act. The SECURE Act is one of the most significant pieces of retirement plan legislation in decades. The changes made under the SECURE Act

OregonSaves Retirement Program Becomes Final: All Oregon Employers Must Act

By Randy Cook & Christine Moehl Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation On April 18, 2017, the Oregon Retirement Savings Board issued final regulations that will launch the “OregonSaves” Retirement Program (the “Program”) enacted by the Oregon Legislature in 2015. Under the Program, all Oregon employers must register with the Oregon Retirement Savings Board (the “Board”)

Preparing for Retirement

By Freeman Green Hoping to retire in the near future? Here is an overview of seven things to consider. Plan for Health Insurance Affordable health insurance is one of the biggest obstacles to retiring prior to age 65. Group coverage is typically less expensive than purchasing individual coverage. Look for group coverage through professional associations,