Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 7th, 2016
New Year Brings Familiar DC Plan Litigation Actions
Two new large retirement plan fee complaints have already emerged in the first week of 2016, highlighting the substantial amount of fiduciary litigation risk still faced by plan sponsors and their provider partners. Read more >
The Auto Savings Generation
Millennials saving for retirement are bucking the trends of savings insufficiency and equity aversion, according to a white paper published by Vanguard researchers. Read more >
A New Look at Social Security Income Replacement Rates
The Social Security Administration says replacement rates average only around 40%. Read more >
IRS Issues New User Fee Schedule for Employee Plans
The IRS has issued Revenue Procedure 2016-8, providing guidance for complying with the user fee program of the IRS as it pertains to requests for letter rulings, determination letters, Voluntary Correction Program compliance statements, etc., on matters under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division. Read more >
Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes
Education on Lifetime Income Needed in Not-for-Profit Sector
Pass-Through Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses May Be Mitigated via Roth
Congressional Democrats Continue Push on Butch Lewis Act
Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs
Practice Management Center
Technology development. Fiduciary reform. Client service disruption. Interest rate hikes. Running a retirement plan advisory business isn’t easy, but our new Practice Management Center can help. Read more >
CUNA Mutual Enhances Participant Website
The RetiredOnTarget website features resources to help those older than 55 shift their focus from saving for retirement to preparing for and living in retirement. These include online classes, videos, articles and calculators designed specifically for near-retirees. Read more >
DIVERSIONS: Fun, Health Trump Money in Resolutions
Financial goals no longer rule people’s thoughts of a new, improved year to come. Instead, the focus is on family, friends, health and pleasure.  Read more >

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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