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Milliman adds International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Unions Savings and Security Plan as a retirement services client

Milliman today announced it has added the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Unions Savings and Security Plan as a defined contribution client. The multiemployer plan includes more than 30 locals of the IBEW primarily in the Telecommunications Department. The plan has more than $650 million in assets, with participants in 48 states.

“Milliman was chosen due to their flexible recordkeeping platform and understanding of the plan’s unique structure,” says Julie Permutt, Division Vice President of Scarborough Alliance Group, the plan administrator and investment advisor. “Milliman has experience administering multiemployer plans and provides our office the support and assistance to bring the best retirement plan and service to the members that we serve.”

Milliman will provide recordkeeping and compliance services for the IBEW Local Unions Savings and Security Plan.

We are pleased that our flexible service model and multiemployer plan expertise was fully demonstrated during the process of finding a new recordkeeping platform for the plan. We look forward to a longstanding relationship with both the IBEW’s members and Scarborough Alliance Group.

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Milliman adds International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 25, Marine Division, as a retirement services client

Milliman today announced it has added the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 25, Marine Division, as a defined contribution client. IUOE Local 25, Marine Division, covers approximately 2,000 participants in the dredging industry from Maine to Florida.

“We chose Milliman because of their long track record of full fee transparency and their independence from investment management,” says Jerry Abell, Business Manager for Local 25. “Milliman has experience administering multiemployer plans and provides our trust office the support and assistance to bring the best retirement plan and service to our members.”

Milliman will provide recordkeeping, compliance, and communication services for the IUOE Local 25, Marine Division, Annuity Plan. ICS is the independent investment adviser providing consulting services for the plan and assisted with the recordkeeper search.

We’re gratified that Milliman’s independence and objectivity played a decisive factor in IUOE Local 25’s retirement services selection process, and we look forward to a long-standing relationship with the union and its members.

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Milliman receives PLANSPONSOR award for excellence in Defined Contribution Survey

Milliman is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a PLANSPONSOR Silver award for excellence in the publication’s 2017 Defined Contribution (DC) Survey. The annual survey catalogued nearly 3,500 responses from defined contribution plan sponsors nationwide, who were asked how satisfied they were with their providers. Milliman is one of three organizations recognized as a “Survey Standout” in the midsize ($50 million to $200 million) asset class market, having received 18 Best in Class Awards in this category.

At Milliman, we strongly believe in providing high-quality service and responsiveness to our defined contribution clients, and work hard to exceed their expectations, so we’re pleased and gratified to once again receive an award for excellence from PLANSPONSOR.

Across the three asset class markets for which Milliman qualified ($25 million to $50 million, $50 million to $200 million, and $200 million to $1 billion), the firm won a total of 45 “Best in Class” awards—which includes the Silver Cup for the midsize market—and five “Service Commendations.” “Best in Class” awards are based on a PLANSPONSOR-designated “net satisfaction score” tabulated from survey responses. Since 2012, Milliman has won 11 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Cups in the DC Survey.

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Auto plan features produce uptick in DC plan savings and participation

Defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors can struggle with employee enrollment and participation. This was the case with one safe harbor-designed DC plan offering participants 100% matching contributions up to 4% of pay.

The sponsor eventually set a new goal to help employees save at least 10% of pay while taking advantage of the employer match. Milliman worked with the sponsor to attain its goal by implementing auto plan features to effectively increase participation and retirement savings for individuals. Consultant Kevin Skow explains how in his article “Automatic enrollment with auto increase, re-enrollment, and fee equalization.”

Mall of America selects Milliman for retirement services

Milliman has announced it has added Mall of America® as a defined contribution client. Mall of America is a privately held corporation located in Minnesota.

“We chose Milliman for their reputation as a trusted service provider that values their clients. Partnering with Milliman provides our HR team the support and assistance to bring the best retirement plan and service to our team members,” says Sue Amundson, Human Resources Director at Mall of America.

Milliman will provide recordkeeping, administration, communication, and compliance services for the Mall of America Employee Retirement Savings Plan. Channel Financial is the independent investment adviser providing consulting services for the Plan and assisted with the recordkeeper search.

Our mission at Milliman is to serve our clients to protect the health and financial well-being of people everywhere, and we strongly believe in providing superior service and value that exceeds our client’s expectations. We look forward to a long-standing relationship with Mall of America.

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Milliman adds Holzer Health System as retirement services client

Milliman has added Holzer Health System as a defined contribution client. Holzer Health System is a multi-discipline healthcare system with more than 160 providers and 2,400 employees providing services in over 30 areas of expertise from 15 locations throughout Ohio and western West Virginia.

“We chose Milliman for their reputation of being a trusted service provider who values commitment to client service. In addition to service, the website is user friendly and includes robust tools to assist participants in planning for retirement. Partnership with providers is a critical decision, and Milliman’s unique ability to design services and systems to meet the needs of all our retirement plan participants was a strong factor in our decision making,” says Lisa Halley, vice president of human resources.

Milliman will provide recordkeeping, administration, communications, and compliance services for the Holzer Health System 401(a), 403(b), and 457(b) plans. The Robertson Group at Morgan Stanley headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is the independent co-fiduciary investment adviser providing consulting services and participant education for the plans.

We look forward to an enduring relationship with Holzer Health System, and we are honored they selected us. At Milliman, our focus is to provide superior service and value that exceeds our client’s expectations. We believe that strong service and a commitment to the industry is what most plan sponsors want and need.

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