PLANADVISER 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
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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