PLANADVISER 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 >
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