PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending January 22nd, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers. It was a short work week for many of us, but that didn’t cut down on the flow of important industry news. Yet another major recordkeeping provider was targeted in a 401(k)-related lawsuit, and the equity markets offered up daily tests of long-term investors' resolve. Below you’ll find our top-clicked articles for the week and other curated content to prepare for whatever comes next.
Editor's choice
Risk Reminders for a Volatile Period
Managing director of AB’s alternatives and multi-asset arm offers helpful reminders amid rocky markets—most notably, that volatility is normal and actually a key source of opportunity. Read more >
DC Plan Stats Show Effect of PPA
The Pension Protection Act turns 10 this year—and it’s been quite a decade. PPA set the stage for wide adoption of automatic features in DC plans and made Roth contributions permanently available for DC plan participants, among other fundamental changes in the DC and DB retirement systems.  Read more >
Supreme Court’s ‘Montanile’ Decision Makes Waves
The U.S. Supreme Court case Montanile v. Board of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan did not gain much attention before reaching the top federal court, but now that the case has been decided, ERISA attorneys are warning of significant potential impacts. Read more >
ICI Wants DOL Study of ‘Retirement Participant Safety’
Joining a chorus of other providers and industry organizations, the Investment Company Institute this week raised a number of issues with the DOL’s support of a state-run retirement system for private sector workers.  Read more >
10 Companies to Receive 2015 PLANADVISER Adviser Choice Awards
PLANADVISER this week announced the winners of the second annual Advisers Choice Awards, to be handed out at the annual PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence dinner March 31. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Education About Tax Treatment and Fees Could Boost 401(k) Participation

Findings from a Capital One survey about why employees do not participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plan offers opportunities for education, according to Stuart Robertson.

IRS to Focus on Retirement Plan Distributions and 403(b) Plan Rules in 2019

A Program Letter lists compliance strategies for the agency for next year.

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Stable Value Funds
While money market funds may look more appealing in the short run, this is not expected to last.
Inertia Remains a Plan Sponsor Problem, Too

The language of “inertia” and “disengagement” are often used to describe the natural state of retirement plan participants, but new research from Wells Fargo suggests plan sponsors are also prone to settling with the status quo.

DOL Seeks to Expand Access to Open MEPs, or 'Association Retirement Plans'

These plans allow small businesses to join together to offer defined contribution retirement savings benefits.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

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