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April 18th, 2019

Your Clients’ Cybersecurity Concerns

As more cybersecurity attacks are reported about in the media, it is an issue at the top of many minds in the retirement industry. Advisers can help retirement plan sponsor clients know their providers are taking the right steps to protect participant data—without exposing information hackers can find. Read more >
District Court Again Allows SafeWay ERISA Lawsuits to Proceed
The district court rules SafeWay’s dismissal motions conflate the principle that investment decisions should not be evaluated based on hindsight with the need to use historic information available at the time the decision was made. Read more >
Small Business Owners Need a Nudge to Offer Retirement Plans
A survey reveals points about which small business owners could be educated to incent them to offer retirement plans for employees and save for retirement themselves. Read more >
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CITs: A Demonstration of Commitment and Experience
Financial professionals are seeking more efficient ways to provide retirement plan participants with high quality and low-cost investing options. One possible way to do this is by using Collective Investment Trusts, or CITs. Terry Burns of OneAmerica, Retirement Services, discusses how OneAmerica is working to support retirement plan advisors, plan sponsors and participants in this endeavor. Read more >
Americans Expect Financial Security to Be Elusive in Retirement
Among all age groups, 76% think people in their generation will have a harder time achieving financial security in retirement than their parents, the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found. Read more >
MassMutual Introduces HSAs Powered by WEX Health
Clients with high-deductible health care plans can use the solution to put aside money on a tax-favored basis for eligible health-related expenses. Read more >
Effective Financial Wellness Programs Hinge on One-on-One Advice
With only 19% of workers who are offered a financial wellness program using it, employers need to take a new approach, according to MetLife. Read more >
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow slipped 3.12 points (0.01%) to 26,449.54, the NASDAQ was down 4.15 points (0.05%) at 7,996.08, and the S&P 500 decreased 6.61 points (0.23%) to 2,900.45. The Russell 2000 lost 15.19 points (0.96%) to finish at 1,567.60, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 104.22 points (0.35%) lower at 29,943.43. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 2.590%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 3/32, bringing its yield down to 2.991%.

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

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