PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending June 17th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! The PLANADVISER and PLANSPONSOR editorial teams want to share our sincere appreciation with all those who attended this week’s 2016 PLANSPONSOR National Conference, held for the first time in Washington, D.C. The attendees all deserve recognition for their tremendous engagement with our panelists and esteemed experts, turning this year’s conference into one of the most interactive and informative yet. Below you’ll find our initial conference coverage, with much more to come.
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PSNC 2016: DOL and IRS Audits
The IRS has announced a new strategy for retirement plan compliance efforts. What should plan sponsors do to prepare for their next compliance check questionnaire? Read more >
PSNC 2016: The 30,000-Foot View
Two industry leaders take the big-picture view of employer-sponsored benefit programs, participant trends, and what will likely stay or change in the short and long term. Read more >
PSNC 2016: CEO Roundtable
Speakers at this year’s PLANSPONSOR National Conference included the retirement leaders at Morningstar, BlackRock and John Hancock. The panelists all have decades of experience in the industry, but all three agreed that right now is among the most exciting and fast-moving times they have seen for the DC world. Read more >
PSNC 2016: Fiduciary Rule Fundamentals
The final fiduciary rule is out, so what do you need to know? And, just as important, what can you do right now to prepare? Read more >
PSNC 2016: Washington Insights
Litigation is the main concern for DC plan sponsors right now, given the ever-increasing number of ERISA challenges.  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.

Education on Lifetime Income Needed in Not-for-Profit Sector
In-plan lifetime income options can secure certain benefits participants may not find in retail solutions, suggests a new study by TIAA.
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.

Congressional Democrats Continue Push on Butch Lewis Act

The legislation would take steps to provide additional anti-cutback protections for Teamsters, miners, and other unionized American workers who have paid significant sums into multiemployer pension funds.

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.

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

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

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