Here we present end-to-end coverage of the 2017 PLANSPONSOR National Conference, held last week in Washington, D.C. The three-day event featured speakers from the DOL, top ERISA law firms and plan providers, as well as high-performing plan sponsors from across the U.S. Read the highlights below.
PSNC 2017: ERISA Experts Project the Fiduciary Future
Expert speakers at PSNC 2017 freely admitted this is a vexing and even a bit frustrating time from the perspective of trying to get in front of potential major regulatory and legislative change. Read more.
PSNC 2017: Final Fiduciary Rule Not So Final
Speaking at the 2017 PLANPSONSOR National Conference, a staffer at the DOL told attendees the agency is still looking for ways to make its fiduciary rule better. Read more.
PSNC 2017: ERISA Litigation in Perspective
Three long-time ERISA attorneys all agreed that there is just about as much retirement-focused litigation ongoing today as they have ever seen at any point in their careers. Read more.
PSNC 2017: How to Repair Common Plan Errors
What programs are available to help when a plan error gets committed? Read more.
PSNC 2017: Raising Awareness About NQDC Plans
Plan sponsors are shown how offering supplementary savings plans will profit key employees. Read more.
PSNC 2017: Re-enrollment Helps Maximize Plan Performance
The concept of re-enrollment should be an exciting one from the perspective of plan sponsors—a strategy that adds another layer of control and sophistication to a defined contribution retirement plan. Read more.
PSNC 2017: The Effect of Regret Aversion and Trust in Sponsors’ DC Plans
“Enhanced active choice” has been shown to improve participant outcomes. Read more.
PSNC 2017: Advanced Plan Design
Kicking off the 2017 PLANSPONSOR National Conference, the panel discussed key plan design features that can boost participant engagement. Read more.
PSNC 2017: Using HSAs Effectively
What plan sponsors should know about health savings accounts (HSAs) before implementing them. Read more.
PSNC 2017: How Plan Sponsors Can Reach Out Digitally When Participants Are Inaccessible
A Plan Sponsor of the Year discusses how to use technology to communicate with hard-to-access employees. Read more.
PSNC 2017: The Top Trends Impacting DC Plans and Participants
Is the concept of a retirement income solution too small? Industry experts share thoughts on this and other sources of evolution in retirement plan saving strategies. Read more.
PSNC 2017: Investment Trends Put Premium on Savings
Even with more innovative approaches to building menus, the experts agreed that workers today “will not be able to invest their way out of the major challenges they face.” Read more.
PSNC 2017: New Solutions Needed to Address Plan Sponsors’ Lifetime Income Fears
Speakers at the 2017 PLANSPONSOR National Conference said changes may be coming to spur more creative lifetime income products and solutions for retirement plans. Read more.