PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending April 14th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! This week a number of our most popular news articles discussed what Baby Boomers are doing with their money upon hitting retirement. Many are leaving TDFs, research shows. Many are also shying away from purchasing annuities or taking steps to proactively shape a lifetime income plan. Find below a helpful series of additional articles on these challenging topics, aimed at helping clients smoothly transition to a stable retirement.
Editor's choice
Investors Must Be Proactive About Managing Retirement Taxes
Among the many informative charts and graphs included in the 2017 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Guide to Retirement are Social Security timing break-even analyses and projected spending for individuals and couples on Medicaid premiums—along with a look at when Roth might work best.   Read more >
Analysis Suggests Roth Almost Always Outperforms Traditional IRA
Investing in a Roth versus a traditional IRA effectively raises the limit on what one can save, leading to materially greater wealth in retirement in the vast majority of tax scenarios. Read more >
Americans Need More Info About IRAs
Those who have an IRA say the three biggest factors that prompted them to open one were help from a financial adviser (40%), education about IRAs (25%), and a simple process to open one (10%). Read more >
Addressing Longevity a Crucial Issue for DC Plan Sponsors
DC plan participants need education about how much they will need to fund a 20- to 30-year retirement, and plan sponsors need education about the role of annuities. Read more >
Vanguard Recommends Plans Accommodate Retiring Workers
Allowing for partial withdrawals is among five tips the investment firm gives. 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.

Pass-Through Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses May Be Mitigated via Roth

The American Retirement Association says that tax reform could be a disincentive for small businesses to offer retirement plans; however, as one reader shares, there are counter considerations having to do with Roth 401(k) options that could mitigate some of the concern.

Education on Lifetime Income Needed in Not-for-Profit Sector
In-plan lifetime income options can secure certain benefits participants may not find in retail solutions, suggests a new study by TIAA.
Congressional Democrats Continue Push on Butch Lewis Act

The legislation would take steps to provide additional anti-cutback protections for Teamsters, miners, and other unionized American workers who have paid significant sums into multiemployer pension funds.

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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