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February 2nd, 2016
Inside the Mind of a TDF Portfolio Manager
Running a name brand target-date fund series with billions of dollars invested is like cooking a small fish. Read more >
IRS Provides Guidance About Mid-Year Safe Harbor Plan Changes
A new IRS publication sets out special conditions that must be satisfied for a mid-year change that alters a retirement plan’s required safe harbor notice content. The IRS explains that not every change alters information required to be provided in a plan’s safe harbor notice.  Read more >
Employers Need a New Way to Influence Retirement Decisions
The traditional model of full retirement at a fixed date is on the wane, and this may affect employers’ ability to manage human capital. Sounds like a recipe for advice and education.  Read more >
Are Americans Healthy Enough to Retire Later?
It’s a blunt but critically important question. A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research uses two methods to assess capacity to work at older ages. 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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Congressional Democrats Continue Push on Butch Lewis Act
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Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs
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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 >
A Paper Outlines Easy Steps to Make the Switch
The fee-based model lets advisers spend more time servicing clients, developing relationships and pursuing strategic business development opportunities, a paper says, and a book of business can be changed over gradually.  Read more >
IRS to Discuss Required Retirement Plan Changes
The Internal Revenue Service announced an upcoming webinar, Retirement Plans 2015 Cumulative List of Changes Highlights. Read more >
Job Seekers Looking for Student Loan Reimbursement
Today’s job seekers are not just interested in whether a prospective employer offers a retirement and health plan, along with a paid vacation; they are looking for help from an employer paying off their student loans. Read more >
John Hancock Introduces Plan Review Tool
John Hancock Retirement Plan Services introduced a new plan review solution that helps advisers easily evaluate the overall health of a client’s retirement plan and demonstrate their value to plan sponsors and participants. Read more >

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