PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending April 22nd, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
It’s fair to say that the final fiduciary rule from the Department of Labor has stirred up a lot of emotion among retirement plan advisers and service providers, both positive and negative. In that sense the events of the past week present advisers with an opportunity to think about the pivotal role emotion can plan in client decisionmaking—and not just during the downturns. Collected below are some of PLANADVISER’s recent stories on the impact of emotion on financial services. 
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Financial Wellness Definition Must Consider Emotion
An analytical approach to financial wellness is helpful for some retirement plan participants, but “it’s often emotion that puts retirement money in motion.” Read more >
Discussing Inheritance Can Be Downright Uncomfortable
Three-quarters of wealthy families fail to discuss money and inheritance in ways that avoid misunderstandings and unintended consequences, according to a survey from Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group. Read more >
Worries About Aging Cut Both Ways for Clients and Families
Parents are worried about their independence as they age; kids are worried about their aging parents’ quality of life; parents are worried about their kids’ health and finances; and around it goes. Read more >
Millennials Have False Sense of Retirement Security
Millennials feel hopeful about retirement, despite the fact that many of them haven’t saved at all or don’t know their net worth. Read more >
Behavioral Finance Analysis Highlights Savings Commitment Issues
Americans may be increasingly eager to save according to some measures, but that doesn’t mean they’re excited about earmarking dollars for retirement, or that people are widely committed to the long-term side of savings. Read more >
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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.

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.

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.

DOL Rule Provides Tailwind for Adoption of Outsourced Fiduciary Services

For the $5 million to $500 million DC plan market, advisers and consultants offering 3(38) discretionary investment advice are more common.

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

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

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