PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending June 16th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Here we present end-to-end coverage of the 2017 PLANSPONSOR National Conference, held last week in Washington, D.C. The three-day event featured speakers from the DOL, top ERISA law firms and plan providers, as well as high-performing plan sponsors from across the U.S. Read the highlights below.
Editor's choice
PSNC 2017: ERISA Experts Project the Fiduciary Future
Expert speakers at PSNC 2017 freely admitted this is a vexing and even a bit frustrating time from the perspective of trying to get in front of potential major regulatory and legislative change.  Read more >
PSNC 2017: ERISA Litigation in Perspective
Three long-time ERISA attorneys all agreed that there is just about as much retirement-focused litigation ongoing today as they have ever seen at any point in their careers. Read more >
PSNC 2017: How to Repair Common Plan Errors
What programs are available to help when a plan error gets committed?  Read more >
PSNC 2017: Re-enrollment Helps Maximize Plan Performance
The concept of re-enrollment should be an exciting one from the perspective of plan sponsors—a strategy that adds another layer of control and sophistication to a defined contribution retirement plan.  Read more >
Comprehensive Coverage of PSNC 2017
Follow the link for coverage of all the other panels and speakers featured this year at PLANSPONSOR National Conference.  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.

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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