PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending April 1st, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday PLANADVISER readers! This weekend’s mailing offers up some food for thought on the youngest generation of retirement plan participants: the Millennials. Like the U.S. generations to enter the workforce before them, Millennials are a diverse and dynamic group, pushing employers to rethink the packaging, presentation and value of employer-provided benefits. 
Editor's choice
Employer Retirement Plans Help Millennials with Savings Goals
More than three in four Millennial workers with access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan make consistent contributions from their paycheck to the retirement plan or to a savings account, compared with 43% of those without access to an employer-sponsored plan.  Read more >
Millennials' Other Financial Goals Compete with Retirement Savings
Generally speaking, Millennials tend to invest for a variety of reasons. The No. 1 reason Millennials invest is to have an emergency/rainy day fund. But, when asked how long their current emergency fund would last if they lost their job, most Millennials would be ill-prepared. Read more >
The Auto-Savings Generation
Millennials saving for retirement are bucking reports of savings insufficiency and equity aversion, according to a white paper published by Vanguard researchers. Read more >
Bankrate Measures Big Jump in Millennials' Savings
Millennials are saving more money than any other age group, with 62% stating they are saving more than 5% of their incomes, according to a Bankrate.com survey. Read more >
Northwestern Mutual Debunks Millennials’ Money Misconceptions
Financial literacy can be an intimidating topic for anyone, let alone for individuals who are just starting out in life, like Millennials,” says Emily Holbrook, young personal market director for Northwestern Mutual. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes

It appears some last-minute amendments have largely removed controversial provisions from the Senate’s version of tax reform legislation that would have had a big impact on governmental 457 and nonprofit 403(b) plan sponsors.

Excessive Fee Suit Filed Against Multiemployer Plan

The lawsuit challenges the use of retail share classes for the plan's investment menu and revenue-sharing paid to the plan's recordkeeper.

Spouses Play Increasingly Influential Role Alongside Advisers

Advisers focused on client retention take heed—spouses are increasingly influencing retirement income planning decisions, says Hearts & Wallets research.

CenturyLink Sued by Plan Participants Over Large Cap Stock Fund Construction

Plan fiduciaries are accused of breaching their duties in the design, management, operation and administration of an active large cap U.S. stock fund offered as a core menu investment option.

Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs

In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs called the Fujitsu plan one of the most expensive in the country and specifically called out the design and implementation of the plan’s custom target-date funds.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

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