NJMEP Assessment Evaluation Form

Complete all questions to see score below.

Governance and Compliance YES NO YES POINTS POINTS EARNED
Do you have a 401(k) plan committee charter and has it been updated in the past 3 years? 15
Do you have regular pension and investment committee meetings and are proper minutes being drafted and documented from each meeting? 15
Are all your annual participant disclosure notices (404(a)(5) fee disclosure, Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) notice, Summary Plan Description (SPD), Safe Harbor and Auto-enrollment notices, if applicable) properly getting distributed to employees each year? 10
Are you conducting fiduciary education for the 401k committee every 2 years to keep members updated on changing regulations and requirements? 5
Investments
Is the selection and monitoring process for your plan investments being conducted by a prudent expert and getting properly benchmarked? 10
Do you have target date funds within the plan and have they been analyzed in conjunction with the Department of Labor (DOL) tips and guidelines for reviewing target date funds? 10
Do you have an Investment Policy Statement (IPS), and has it been updated within the past 2 years? 5
Are you following best practices for your capital preservation fund and utilizing an effective stable value fund vs. money market fund? 5
Cost
Have your plan costs been reviewed and benchmarked within the past 3 years? 10
Are you confident you are using the lowest available fund expense ratios across your plan's investment lineup? 5
Communication & Financial Wellness
Do you have an Education Policy Statement (EPS) and an effective communication strategy in place for communicating with employees regarding how to best utilize the 401(k) plan? 5
Do employees have an investment professional/fiduciary available to help provide education, guidance and advice geared towards helping employees achieve their retirement goals? 5
Total all points earned from questions answered YES, then view below for recommended actions. TOTAL POINTS


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