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The SECURE ACT, Qualified Plan Updates, Judy Lynch VP LIEBG / 4Thought Financial Group

In this video Judy Lynch, QPA QKC, Vice President of Long Island Employee Benefits Group presents the recent changes in the regulation of Employer-Sponsored ERISA Retirement Plans related to the SECURE Act. This is important information for any employer, accountant, or financial services professional to be aware of. If you offer your employees a 401k, profit sharing plan, or pension through your business and you’re not familiar with the SECURE Act’s changes, this video is well worth watching. Please reach out to us at 4Thought with any questions or for help with your retirement plan.


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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Pure gross returns are shown as supplemental information and are stated gross of all fees and transaction costs; net returns are reduced by all fees and transaction costs incurred (actual fees are used). Returns are presented gross and net of fees and include the reinvestment of all income.

Investment advisory services and Separately Managed Accounts offered through 4Thought Financial Group Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. 4Thought Financial Group Inc. claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®)*. The verification report is available upon request. For a list of composite descriptions or to obtain a fully compliant GIPS Performance Disclosure Presentation please email 4Thought at info@4tfg.com. The firm definition excludes any third party asset management programs over which 4Thought maintains oversight advisory agreements on behalf of its clients, any arrangements under which 4Thought provides recommendations for client self-implementation, and any assets under advisory but not under direct management (in which 4Thought provides allocation changes or trading signals to third party firms but does not take discretion over the trading of client accounts). The referenced composites include only discretionary accounts under management. Accounts enter each composite upon the first full month under management. Results are calculated internally by 4Thought and the firm is verified as compliant by a third party verification firm. Results are based on fully discretionary accounts under management, including those accounts no longer with the firm. Policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request.

All-­inclusive/Bundled/Wrap fee accounts pay a fee based on a percentage of assets under management. Other than brokerage commissions this fee includes investment management, portfolio monitoring, consulting services, and in some cases, custodial services. Wrap/Bundled fee accounts make up 100% of 4Thought's composites for all periods shown. Wrap fee schedules are provided by independent wrap sponsors and are available upon request from the respective wrap sponsor. The total wrap fee incurred by end­ user investors varies between 0.55% and 1.85%, depending on the wrap sponsor and any additional markup added by advisors serving the client.

Correlation data provided is calculated based on monthly gross returns for the time period referenced. Correlation measures the degree to which two returns series move together over time. A correlation of +1.00 represents perfect positive correlation, meaning that the returns have moved in exactly the same direction over time. A correlation of ­1.00 represents perfect negative correlation, meaning that the returns have moved in exactly the opposite direction over time. Low or negative correlation to other assets in a portfolio is generally considered a favorable attribute for the purposes of increasing overall portfolio diversity when considering a new asset or strategy for inclusion, provided that expected returns and volatility of the potential new asset are consistent with objectives.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise. Investor principal is not guaranteed, and investors may not receive the full amount of their principal upon making withdrawals from their account if asset values have fallen. Investments in Separately Managed Accounts are not FDIC ­insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value. Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the composite description and 4Thought's Form CRS, Form ADV Part 2 and Wrap Fee Program Brochure, which can be obtained from 4tfg.com or by calling (516) 300­-1617, and should be read carefully before investing. The strategy(ies) referenced use investment techniques with risks that are different and in addition to the risks ordinarily associated with equity investments. Such techniques include active management risks, non­ diversified concentration risks, unconstrained asset allocation risks, high portfolio turnover risks, exchange traded fund risks, debt securities risks, currency risks, and foreign investment risks, which may increase volatility and may increase costs and lower performance.

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