PLANADVISER 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. 
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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 >
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Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits

MassMutual says a married couple that lives into their 90s but decides to begin their Social Security benefits at age 62 as opposed to age 70 could be leaving as much as half a million dollars on the table, or forfeiting $2,000 to $4,000 a month for life.

SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators

With the passage of the SECURE Act by the House of Representatives, experts tell PLANADVISER they are optimistic that agreement will be reached with the Senate during this Congress, but the many supporters of retirement reform will have to wait and see how compromise might be reached.

Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act

One retirement industry executive says she believes the Senate could act quite quickly in taking up the SECURE Act, which just passed the House of Representatives with a practically unanimous yea vote.

Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action

Besides a lengthy Finance Committee hearing discussing the popular RESA legislation, the day on Capitol Hill also brought news of the introduction of the new Retirement Security and Savings Act.

J.P. Morgan Agrees to Pay $75 Million to Settle ERISA Lawsuit
The consolidated litigation alleges the firm invested its stable value funds in risky assets, causing losses to retirement plan participants.

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

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

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