PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 1st, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! It’s always a bit of a challenge each week picking a theme for the Friday afternoon mailing, especially during these times of fast-paced regulatory and market evolution. This week the job was made a little easier by the impressive reaction to a story about a new, simple approach to retirement spending proposed by a fellow of the Society of Actuaries. One reader suggested participant spending in retirement is “quickly becoming the next big plan design concern.” What do you think? 
Editor's choice
Fellow of Society of Actuaries Suggests New Retirement Spending Rule
Evan Inglis says his “simple but effective” new rule recognizes the lower level of returns we are likely to experience in coming years due to low interest rates and other factors such as demographic trends. Read more >
How Reliable Are Common Retirement Planning Tools?
A study finds that some retirement income calculators are not all they’re cracked up to be. Read more >
Income Volatility a Challenging Factor in Retirement Planning
Results of the Federal Reserve’s latest Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking suggest income volatility has become a real hurdle to retirement saving and wealth forecasting. Read more >
Insurance Can Play a Part in Retirement Income Planning
Employees need protection for their retirement income. Planning should include addressing market risk, taxes and inflation, but also health care expenses, long-term care and legacy plans. Read more >
Nuanced Advice Should Fill in the 401(k) Decumulation Weakness
Until 401(k) plan sponsors are more comfortable offering in-plan retirement income products, the industry must find solutions to deliver nuanced advice around retirement income to low-balance investors. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Walgreen Sued for Keeping Underperforming TDFs in 401(k)

Despite a market “teeming with better-performing alternatives,” the plaintiffs say, Walgreen selected the Northern Trust Funds, which already had a history of poor performance.

‘Stretch IRAs,’ Multigenerational Inheritance and the SECURE Act
Low and middle-income Americans struggling to save for retirement are depending on the U.S. Senate to pass the SECURE Act, advocates say. At present, one roadblock seems to the law’s treatment of “stretch IRAs.”
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Washington insiders say Senator Ted Cruz is probably the biggest roadblock to the SECURE Act being passed in the near-term under unanimous consent; among other issues, he wants the bill to allow people to use tax-advantaged 529 college savings accounts to pay for home school expenses.
IRS Private Letter Ruling Solves Crucial Annuity Transaction Friction Point

A new IRS private letter ruling essentially conforms the tax treatment of properly structured advisory fees from non-qualified annuity contracts to those paid out of qualified accounts, which typically are not treated as taxable distributions.

The DOL’s Fiduciary Race Ahead of 2021
There is precious little time remaining for the proposal and adoption of any new advisory industry conflict of interest rules that the DOL hopes to make effective during this presidential administration.

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

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

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