PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending January 31st, 2020

Happy Friday, readers! Rollovers are a complex topic, and one area where the typical retirement investor needs a lot of help. Besides failing to reinvest rollover money within the IRS’s 60-day window—the most common mistake cited by the experts—another frequent error impacts those who cash out of their workplace retirement plan. Collected below is a series of helpful and informative articles on the tricky topic of rollovers. We hope you share some of what you read with a client or colleague.

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Rollover Mechanics and the Most Common Mistakes
Besides failing to invest the money within the IRS’s 60-day window—the most common mistake according to the experts—another frequent error impacts those who cash out of their workplace retirement plan. Read more >
Rollovers and Retirement Income Adequacy
EBRI found a significant difference in retirement deficits when comparing the current environment where defined contribution plan participants rollover their assets versus a hypothetical state where workers never rollover their DC assets. Read more >
Considering Auto Portability Rather Than Small Plan Cashouts
Considering automatically rolling balances from one plan to another for participants who terminate employment with small balances plan sponsors are allowed to cashout, EBRI found additional accumulations over 40 years would be $1.5 trillion. Read more >
The Pros and Cons of Rolling Money Over to an IRA
Experts see more value for participants to move their money from one 401(k) to another 401(k) than from a 401(k) to an individual retirement account. Read more >
Stretch IRA’s Disappearance Demands Trust Adjustments
“There is a lot of work that some clients should do right away—it’s actually imperative to address these issues in a timely fashion,” warns Jamie Hopkins at Carson Group. Read more >
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