You will receive an email notifying you that you received a document or a message on the website. You can log into the website to check the contents of the email or the document, which will be sitting in your Inbox.
Email is an inherently insecure transport agent; anyone who is motivated can intercept and read email. If you are emailing financial data or other sensitive information, you risk allowing hackers to intercept that information.
Clients of The Retirement Team often need to exchange sensitive employee or company information with The Retirement Team. The website provides a secure means of exchanging plan documents, information without risking that information on the internet.