PLANADVISER 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
Education About Tax Treatment and Fees Could Boost 401(k) Participation

Findings from a Capital One survey about why employees do not participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plan offers opportunities for education, according to Stuart Robertson.

IRS to Focus on Retirement Plan Distributions and 403(b) Plan Rules in 2019

A Program Letter lists compliance strategies for the agency for next year.

Inertia Remains a Plan Sponsor Problem, Too

The language of “inertia” and “disengagement” are often used to describe the natural state of retirement plan participants, but new research from Wells Fargo suggests plan sponsors are also prone to settling with the status quo.

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Stable Value Funds
While money market funds may look more appealing in the short run, this is not expected to last.
Open MEPs Could Create Many Opportunities for Advisers
Should Congress or federal regulators eliminate the common nexus and bad apple rules that have held back open multiple employer plans, experts anticipate many more small businesses will jump in.

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

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

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