PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending January 17th, 2020

Happy Friday, readers! This weekend’s mailing offers a mix of stories on the ever-important topic of client service. Increasingly, clients are calling on their advisers to provide support and education on such challenging topics as Social Security, intergenerational wealth transfers, retirement income and dealing with market volatility. We hope you share some of what you read about these important topics with a client or colleague.

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Social Security Benefits to Rise 1.6% in 2020
Social Security is a big part of retirement income planning for employees. Read more >
Plugging the Leak: Uncashed Distribution Checks
Drip… drip… drip. The slow drip of defined contribution plan leakage continues. Read more >
Preventing Financial Abuse of Aging Clients
Retirement plan advisers do more than help shape their retired clients’ finances; they can and indeed must play a part in making sure their clients are treated equitably. Read more >
Business Owners Dream (Wrongly) of an Easy Retirement Transition
Business owners believe strongly in the value of their businesses, so they are often tempted to reinvest everything into the enterprise, thinking that will be their “retirement plan.” Read more >
The Positive Impact of Claiming Social Security Later
The Center for Retirement Research says the reduction for claiming early is currently too large while the increase for claiming late is about right. Read more >
Retirement Income Coming Soon to a 401(k) Near You
Experts believe that in the next few years, DC plan sponsors will embrace this option. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Stimulus Bill Extends Some Provisions of the CARES Act

It also provides a way for retirement plan sponsors to avoid a partial plan termination.

The Inside Take: CAPTRUST’s Cammack Acquisition

With the acquisition of Cammack’s $154 billion book of business, CAPTRUST now reports assets in excess of $600 billion; one leader at the firm says the growth is nowhere near finished.

Practice Management: Areas of Success

A look at what worked particularly well in 2020 and that could keep propelling growth in 2021.

NFP Named in ERISA Lawsuit Alongside Plan Sponsor

Much of the text of the complaint is dedicated to detailing the reduction in the average fees paid by large U.S. retirement plans for both investments and administrative services.

Warn Your Clients: Don’t Abuse Coronavirus Hardship Withdrawals
Though retirement plans can allow individuals to self-certify that they qualify for a penalty-free coronavirus-related distribution, should the IRS discover otherwise during a future audit, a participant can be subject to substantial penalties.
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