Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
May 19th, 2016
NCPERS Study Rebuffs Capital Hill’s Pension Critics
The advocacy organization suggests increasing global market volatility is directly tied to “the decades-long push by fiscal conservatives to dismantle public-employee pensions.” Read more >
DC Plans Adopt DB Characteristics
About a third of plan sponsors at Fortune 500 companies polled recently said they intend to make greater use of separate accounts, while the same number intends to decrease their use of mutual funds. Read more >
Even Full Income Replacement Might Not Cover Retiree Health Costs
When dental, hearing, vision and all other out-of-pocket expenses are included, the total projected retirement health care bill rises to a staggering $377,412. Can Americans keep up?  Read more >
Government Contractor Accused of Missing 401(k) Payments
The DOL is seeking nearly $250,000 in unremitted employer 401(k) contributions required by government contracts.   Read more >
SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
Product Development Moves Beyond the 401(k) Plan
PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers Featured Profile
As an objective advisor, Innovest works with plan sponsors to evaluate the quality of their plan and the costs of their providers. Improving plan quality and lowering costs are two achievable goals that ultimately drive better participant outcomes, the firm says.  Read more >
Despite Benefits of Auto, Investors Still Need Coaching
Dan Oldroyd, portfolio manager and head of J.P. Morgan’s target-date strategies, in New York City, notes that participant behavior in the last few years was “much more varied and volatile than many target-date fund providers have assumed in their asset allocation models.” Read more >

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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