Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
April 20th, 2017
Cash Balance Plan Benefit Formulas To Be Examined
Generally, an IRS memo says, if the terms of the plan specifically allow the employer to vary the employee’s compensation used in the benefit formula, the plan would violate the definitely determinable rule. Read more >
Turning Virtual Contacts Into Real Clients
If a recent Putnam Investments study is truly representative, 85% of plan advisers use social media to develop new business—in fact, 35% who manage $100 million-plus say it “plays a very significant role in their marketing efforts.” Read more >
Few See Income Drop After Claiming Social Security
Data shared by the Investment Company Institute suggests Social Security is a kind of income bonus for many—not a final income lifeline to be tapped once other wealth runs out. Read more >
Little Pushes Can Drive Big Plan Improvements
New research from Morningstar argues retirement plan advisers and their sponsor clients can benefit from “nudging” employees toward better behaviors. Read more >
Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes
Excessive Fee Suit Filed Against Multiemployer Plan
Spouses Play Increasingly Influential Role Alongside Advisers
CenturyLink Sued by Plan Participants Over Large Cap Stock Fund Construction
Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs
Non-Profit Market Sponsors Prize Offering Advice Access
TIAA finds one-on-one education and advice sessions with non-profit employees can have dramatic impacts on participation, contributions, investment allocation, and confidence. Read more >
BMO Updates ‘Better Outcomes’ Podcast Series
The newly expanded series provides actionable ideas to expand financial advisers’ businesses. Read more >

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