PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending June 21st, 2019

The retirement planning challenges facing workers today are by no means new or novel, nor are the many different types of solutions being debated by academics and policymakers. Find below a recent story on the topic of “modern tontines,” and why these might be a helpful model for DC plan decumulation. We hope you will share some of what you learn with a client or colleague. 

Income in Retirement
'Modern Tontine Theorists' Have Ideas for DC Plan Decumulation
Tontines are a type of historical annuity structure that was first put into well-documented practice as far back as the 1600s. Read more >
Rollovers Important to Retirement Income Adequacy
EBRI found a significant difference in retirement deficits when comparing the current environment where defined contribution plan participants rollover their assets versus a hypothetical state where workers never rollover their DC assets. Read more >
Advisers Should Include Guaranteed Income in Income Strategy Discussions
A study by Greenwald & Associates and CANNEX shows those close to retirement highly value guaranteed income to supplement Social Security, and suggests advisers consistently underestimate clients’ interest. Read more >
Fixed Annuity Sales Jumped in First Quarter
Sales of fixed annuities increased 38% during the first quarter of 2019 relative to the same period last year, according to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. Read more >
Compare and Contrast: Income Annuities and Savings Contracts
Based on the results of a new CANNEX study, advisers who are looking to provide clients with guaranteed income should seriously consider both income annuities and savings annuity contracts that offer GLWBs. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
2020 Contribution and Benefit Limits Announced

The limit on deferrals to 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans has been increased by $500.

IRS Proposes Changes to Tables Used in RMD Calculations

The purpose of any such updates would be to increase the effectiveness of tax-favored retirement programs by allowing retirees to retain sufficient retirement savings in these programs for their later years, the IRS says.

Corporate America Pushes for SECURE Act Passage

It’s not just the financial services industry pushing for passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act; chambers of commerce, consumer advocacy groups and major U.S. corporations are also voicing support.

Recordkeeping Fees Under the Microscope

Retirement plans of all sizes are seeing their recordkeeping fee schedules questioned, especially when those fees are expressed as a percentage of assets.

Prudential Latest Recordkeeper to Face Self-Dealing ERISA Lawsuit

Plaintiffs challenge the use of proprietary products in Prudential’s defined contribution retirement plans, an arrangement they say impermissibly benefitted the company at the expense of plan performance.

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

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