PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 15th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! One of the most interesting aspects of editing the weekly roundup mailings is comparing the lists of most-click and most-emailed articles. Often the two mirror one another, but there is also some variability. For example, this week readers clicked more on stories having to do with shifting regulations and ERISA litigation, but stories about participant education trends seemed to get the most “shares.” Presented below are a few of our most-emailed articles from recent weeks that did not get a top-clicked ranking. 
Editor's choice
Employer Financial Education Results in Success
“Educating employees on how to take control of their money and increase their retirement savings not only puts employees in a better financial position, but it also helps them reduce money-related stress so they can be more effective at work,” says Chris Hogan, a spokesperson for Ramsey Solutions. Read more >
Number of Plan Audits Should Be a Wake Up Call for Clients
Nearly one-third of respondents to a Willis Towers Watson survey have had their retirement plans audited by the IRS or DOL, and the rate is even higher among large plans. Read more >
From the Magazine: Trendspotting
A look at the latest concerns and actions among employees, and what they mean for retirement specialist advisers. Read more >
Fellow of Society of Actuaries Suggests New Retirement Spending Rule
Evan Inglis says his 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 >
The New and Improved Target-Date Fund
Every product introduced goes through a time of development and improvement—consider the evolution of computers and cell phones. The same is true with target-date funds. 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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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

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

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