Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 29th, 2016
OMB Confirms Receipt of Fiduciary Rule Language
After years of speculation and an intense, ongoing retirement plan industry debate, the Department of Labor has advanced its conflict of interest regulations to the Office of Management and Budget for final review. Read more >
Oregon Senator Unveils 401(k) Alternative
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) introduced a proposal to strengthen what he said is the country’s increasingly strained retirement system. A constellation of factors mean more Americans are facing a serious retirement savings shortfall, he said. Read more >
Complex Fixed-Income Picture May Hide ‘Upside Surprise’
Following the Federal Reserve’s decision this week to hold off at least a little longer on its next rate hike, one Prudential fixed-income leader anticipates a volatile but fundamentally strong time ahead for bond Read more >
Recruiting in a LinkedIn World
Even with social media and a gigantic database of information for 24/7 information, advisers still depend on some low-tech methods and old-fashioned questions when recruiting. Read more >
Industry Pros Highlight Necessity of Auto Retirement Savings
One retirement plan industry professional warned legislators that improvements in retirement readiness tied to the Pension Protection Act have mostly run their course. Read more >
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Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes
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Pass-Through Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses May Be Mitigated via Roth
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Education on Lifetime Income Needed in Not-for-Profit Sector
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Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs
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Congressional Democrats Continue Push on Butch Lewis Act
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Let Gamification Energize Participant Engagement
Gamifying retirement planning Saving and investing for retirement is no game. However, some DC providers are leveraging gamification techniques to make a serious subject more approachable and actionable. It’s all about engaging people in the process and helping them make educated choices about the future. Read more >
IRS Proposes Nondiscrimination Relief for Closed DBs
The proposed rule will help closed DB plans continue to satisfy minimum coverage and other testing requirements. Read more >
The Auto Savings Generation
In auto-enrollment plans, nearly two-thirds of Millennials were also enrolled in an automatic increase feature. However, even in voluntary enrollment plans, younger participants were more likely to sign up for automatic annual deferral increases. Read more >
Practice Management Trends and Challenges
Find new ways to differentiate your practice and broaden your reach in our new Practice Management Center. Read more >
Investment Product and Service Launches for the Week
S&P Dow Jones Indices adds to list of retirement indexes; Northern Trust Asset Management reveals its next generation of target-date funds; and Beaumont Capital reveals a defensive TDF alternative. Read more >

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