PLANADVISER 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
The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?

One fiduciary insurance expert who has long been tracking ERISA litigation says a spate of new complaints filed in recent weeks are the ‘most outrageous’ the industry has ever seen.

IRS Life Expectancy Tables Updated for Retirees

The actuarial update is important for plan sponsor clients to note, but the effect to regular business is likely limited, as the individuals most affected are likely no longer employed by the plan sponsor.

Huntington National Bank, PAi Partner on 401(k) Solution

The new solution will help to promote plan participation and engagement.

Booz Allen Hamilton, Others Face Passive TDF Performance Lawsuits

Unlike many other ERISA lawsuits, the complaints suggest the plan fiduciaries in question should have considered more expensive target-date funds that might have performed better.

The New Vesting Schedule Debate
Surveys and anecdotal evidence suggest plan sponsors are shortening their plan’s vesting periods, but there remains disagreement in the industry about whether vesting schedules may in fact disappear.
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