Salary Budget Predictions 2020

Reviewing Compensation Packages As the new year approaches, it is time for employers to consider salary increases for the 2020 year. The results produced by WorldatWork, an association of Total Rewards professionals, predict that salary increases will remain the same as 2019 or slightly increase by .1% from this year.  This slight increase is due… Read more »

The Importance of Employee Engagement

Tangible Benefits and Best Practices  David Fritz was featured in an article titled “Employee Engagement” in the Wisconsin Bankers Association’s July 2019 Magazine. David states, “The productivity of the organization improves and will be at a high level when you have people who believe in your company.” To read the entire article, visit the following… Read more »

David Fritz appointed to Board of AALU

David Fritz was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for The Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU).  AALU advocates on behalf of all financial security professionals, servicing communities in every State, who help families and businesses secure their financial future and retirement goals.  In addition to joining the Board, David will be the Chairman… Read more »

Featured in Wisconsin Bankers Association’s March Magazine

Successfully Onboarding a New CEO David Fritz was featured in the article, “Strategy, Relationships and Communication,” in the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA)’s March 2019 magazine.  The article discussed ways to successfully onboard a new CEO.  According to Fritz, “A new CEO who is not effectively onboarded – no matter how qualified for the role –… Read more »

Fixed Rate Nonqualified Compensation Plan

Fixed Rate Nonqualified Compensation Plan As employers review their executive benefit packages in 2019, one old-fashioned plan design might come into vogue. That is the Fixed Rate Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan. For years, employers have offered their executives the opportunity to defer salary, bonus and equity compensation as a way to manage personal income tax,… Read more »

WHITEPAPER: Investing with Tight Liquidity

Management teams are responsible for ensuring that their company’s investments are getting the best returns. One investment option that they may consider is Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) or Corporate Owned Life Insurance (COLI).  While BOLI/COLI can provide a variety of benefits, many companies with tight liquidity overlook life insurance as one of their investment… Read more »

Business Succession Planning

The Purpose of Succession Planning As the Senior Leadership teams in the business industry approach retirement, creating and developing the company’s succession plan is critical.  Along with creating a succession plan, it is important for key executives to plan for retirement. When retirement planning is ignored and not clearly communicated, even the most thorough succession… Read more »

Using Life Insurance to Supplement Retirement Income

Reasons for Life Insurance When it comes to putting aside funds for a Business Owner’s retirement, the options beyond qualified plans are limited.  Owners of pass through entities are taxed on the profits of their business regardless of what they do with the Company’s money.  To build a source of retirement income that grows tax-deferred and could… Read more »