Financial stress is on the rise in all generations, indicating that financial wellness programs are missing the mark, according to PwC. A new survey report from the firm suggests many employers have simply relabeled existing resources as "financial wellness programs."
The affirmation once again shows how influential has been the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision known as Fifth Third v. Dudenhoeffer. It also presents an interpretation of how Fifth Third interacts with another significant SCOTUS decision known as Tibble v. Edison.
A BrightScope/ICI study also found collective investment trusts (CITs) accounted for a larger share of assets in larger plans than smaller plans.
Under the SEC’s final regulations, Form CRS requires less prescribed wording relative to the proposed version, meaning firms may generally use their own wording to address required topics and will have more flexibility to provide information to investors.
INSIDE THE MAGAZINE PLANADVISER May/June 2019
A new academic paper published by the TIAA Institute shows little difference in behavior among undergraduate students, young adults, middle-aged people and older subjects when it comes to rationally navigating uncertain conditions.
EBRI found a significant difference in retirement deficits when comparing the current environment where defined contribution plan participants rollover their assets versus a hypothetical state where workers never rollover their DC assets.
The ERISA fiduciary duty requires fiduciaries to act with prudence, not prescience, a court said.
The study finds that participants who join plans with a TDF default contribute to fewer funds and are significantly more likely to choose only TDFs for their allocations.
In 2016, the average plan offered 27 investment options, according to a report from BrightScope and ICI.
Crucial to the case is the fact that the pension plan is not facing insolvency, raising the question of whether retirees can prove concrete harms occurred which are necessary for establishing ERISA standing.
In addition to a multi-million dollar monetary settlement, MFS has agreed to certain plan design changes moving forward.
Women are even more concerned than men.