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Deschutes Brewery laying off 10% of Workforce

December 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment.

Officials at Deschutes Brewery confirmed reports that 10 percent of it’s workforce was laid off and plans to expand to Roanoke have been pushed back.

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Deschutes Brewery, Inc. 401k Plan is a defined contribution plan with a profit-sharing component and 401k feature. This plan has a BrightScope Rating of 70.

For the average 401k participant, the 22 point difference between this plan’s BrightScope Rating (70) and the top rated plan (92) could equate to 14 years of additional work and or $69,996 in lost savings.

The plans administrator is Lisa Swanston and is handled in Bend, Oregon. The Recordkeeper is Fidelity.

One of the key concerns is that the plan only has 37 investment options which is common for most 401k type plans.

Most 401k, Profit Sharing or ESOP plans do not have active management so there really is no one guiding the plan investments. What this means is that like most traditional investment companies, in the event of an economic downturn there is no method for automatically moving your portfolio to a lower risk profile.

With the WealthSentry system we participate in, accounts are automatically re-balanced to lower risk portfolios in the event of a severe economic downturn. Learn more in our guide, 6 Critical Steps You Must Take Now.

For an in-depth analysis of your options feel free to make an appointment, read one of our guides or participate in one of our workshops.

Wishing you the best.

Doug Reed, CRPC, AAMS

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