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February 5th, 2020

Record Low Unemployment Spotlights Benefits Generosity

Generous and well-designed employee benefits are even more essential when the unemployment rate dips well below 4%—and so is cultivating a sense of trust and inclusion among the workforce. Read more >
Marathon PwC ERISA Litigation Grinds On
After 15 years of litigation, a new ruling has been filed in the case by the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, remanding the case once again to a lower court. Read more >
Plaintiffs Clear Summary Judgement in CBIZ Litigation
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has ruled in the case of UPMC v. CBIZ, determining that the lawsuit should not be dismissed as a matter of summary judgement. Read more >
'Right-Sizing' the Menu
Looking at recent years’ PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser (RPA) Survey responses, menu options increased by an average of 20% in 2015 through 2018—a period when more than 60% of advisers reported that “many/most” of their clients were increasing the size of their fund lineups. Read more >
Franklin Templeton to Acquire Putnam for $925 Million
Human Interest Offers 3% Cash Back for New Retirement Savers
Congress Says It Will Fix at Least 4 Errors in SECURE 2.0
Smart Acquires Managed Account Provider ProManage
Retirement Industry People Moves
Adviser Choice Awards
PLANADVISER has announced winners of the sixth annual Adviser Choice Awards, to be handed out at the 2020 PLANSPONSOR + PLANADVISER Excellence in Retirement Awards on March 26th. Read more >
SentinelCares and the Corporate Cup
One of Sentinel’s many charitable engagements has directly benefited a little girl named Cora, the granddaughter of a longtime employee, who was born with a severe congenital heart condition. Read more >
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow gained 407.82 points (1.44%), finishing at 28,807.63. The NASDAQ increased 194.57 points (2.10%) to 9,467.97, and the S&P 500 gained 48.67 points (1.50%) to finish at 3,297.59. The Russell 2000 closed 24.56 points (1.50%) higher at 1,656.76, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 510.65 points (1.54%) to 33,609.67. The price of the 10-year Treasury note fell 6/32, bringing its yield up to 1.599%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 29/32, increasing its yield to 2.080%.
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