EBSA Hosts Free Small-Business Webcasts

The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will host two free webcasts for small-business owners as part of America Saves Week.

The first webcast—to be held on Wednesday, February 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. EST — will discuss retirement savings options available for small businesses interested in starting a plan. The webcast will provide practical information and tips to help employers understand and compare these options. The department will be joined by SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, to discuss how and when small businesses can consider retirement savings plans. The Consumer Federation of America and NACHA–The Electronic Payments Association, will focus on direct deposit as a way to encourage employees to build retirement savings at work. Registration is here

On February 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. EST, the department will hold the second webcast, Helping Small-Business Owners with New Retirement Plan Fee Disclosures. A recent rule from the department will help small-business owners select and monitor plan service providers. Under this rule, service providers must disclose information on the administrative and investment costs associated with their services to a plan. The webcast will help small-business owners understand the new rule, including the type of information to expect and how to use this new information in carrying out their responsibilities with respect to the plan. Registration is here