PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending January 27th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! Over the last week our sister publication PLANSPONSOR announced the finalists for the 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year Awards. As in past years, the judges were truly impressed with the volume and quality of submissions, which covered all types of defined contribution and defined benefit plans. We will soon have profiles to share of all the finalists—leading into our Awards for Excellence dinner in March, where we will announce the winners in each category. Congratulations once again to this year’s finalists and their advisers and service providers!
Editor's choice
2017 PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists Announced
This week our fellow Strategic Insight publication, PLANSPONSOR, is announcing the finalists for the 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year Awards; find out who is being recognized here. Read more >
Providing Participants With Access to Financial Education
The 2016 PLANSPONSOR Participant Survey found that Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers have different needs and expectations regarding retirement. Not surprisingly, younger employees, who are likely to be battling competing financial priorities, save less than do older employees, who may be trying to catch up on their retirement savings. Read more >
The Rise of Zero Revenue Share Funds
The new fiduciary rule will likely augment their growing popularity. Read more >
Key Elements of Financial Wellness
An analysis of individuals participating in Fidelity’s financial wellness program finds there are definitely some groups with unique needs, and suggests how plan advisers and sponsors can tailor their programs to address those needs. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes

It appears some last-minute amendments have largely removed controversial provisions from the Senate’s version of tax reform legislation that would have had a big impact on governmental 457 and nonprofit 403(b) plan sponsors.

Pass-Through Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses May Be Mitigated via Roth

The American Retirement Association says that tax reform could be a disincentive for small businesses to offer retirement plans; however, as one reader shares, there are counter considerations having to do with Roth 401(k) options that could mitigate some of the concern.

Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs

In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs called the Fujitsu plan one of the most expensive in the country and specifically called out the design and implementation of the plan’s custom target-date funds.

Congressional Democrats Continue Push on Butch Lewis Act

The legislation would take steps to provide additional anti-cutback protections for Teamsters, miners, and other unionized American workers who have paid significant sums into multiemployer pension funds.

Education on Lifetime Income Needed in Not-for-Profit Sector
In-plan lifetime income options can secure certain benefits participants may not find in retail solutions, suggests a new study by TIAA.

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

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

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