COVID-19 and the Market Impact
As news of the novel coronavirus continues to evolve, the ABA Retirement Fund Program (“the Program”) wants to keep you informed and provide you with a number of resources to help you during this time of market volatility and uncertainty.
If participants need to take advantage of the distribution or loan relief offered by the CARES Act, please have them use the below forms.
The deadline to submit a COVID-related loan request is September 22, 2020 and the deadline to submit a COVID-related distribution request is December 30, 2020.
Here is a collection of resources from the Program and the Program Partners: Voya Financial, Mercer and TD Ameritrade.
Plan Administrator Information
Here are some resources specific to plan administrators as they are looking for more information around the CARES Act by plan type and topics impacting their retirement plan.
Webcast: Managing a Retirement Plan During Uncertain Times
This webcast is for plan administrators. It discusses topics around managing a retirement plan during uncertain times.
Webcast: Stay the Course
This webcast is geared to participants. It discusses the market and the importance of staying the course.
Webcast: Retirement Investing in Uncertain Times
This webcast is provided by Mercer, the Program’s investment fiduciary, and discusses retirement investing in uncertain times.
Webcast: Market Update Q&A
This webcast answers some frequently asked questions from Program participants.
Articles: COVID-19 and the Market Impact
Here is a collection of articles for you to review. Check back often for updates.
Coronavirus Emergency Loans for Small Businesses
View a small business guide and checklist prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Flyer: Program Tools & Resources Guide
This guide provides Program participants with an overview of the various tools and resources offered through the Program.
COVID-19 & CARES Act Links and Resources
Links and resources for small businesses working to navigate these unique times.
Program Investment Fiduciary: Mercer
Visit Mercer’s website to learn more about how Mercer is committed to helping employers respond to these unprecedented challenges.
Plan Sponsor and Participant Services: Voya Financial
A message from Chairman and CEO Rod Martin on COVID-19.
Self-Directed Brokerage Account: TD Ameritrade
TD Ameritrade has resources to support your self-directed brokerage account needs.
Flyer: Personalized Investment Advice Overview
The Program has partnered with Voya Retirement Advisors (VRA) to offer personalized, professional and objective investment advice. View this information to learn more.