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
Another Stressed Union Pension to Get PBGC Support

The plan was projected to run out of money at some point this year, but the special financial assistance from PBGC should prevent this outcome.

Class Certified in 401(k) Plan Trustees’ Lawsuit Against John Hancock

The suit alleges that John Hancock Life Insurance Co. violated ERISA by retaining foreign tax credits generated by plans’ investments under a group variable annuity contract.

PPL Corp. and Mass Brigham General Face ERISA Lawsuits

Imprudent investments and excessive fees were themes of lawsuits filed last week against retirement plan fiduciaries.

70% of Eligible Employees Have Joined California’s State-Run Retirement Program

Early evidence suggests the mandate for employers that don’t offer a retirement plan to join CalSavers is driving adoption of new plans.

Retirement Plan Advisers Might Help Lessen ERISA Lawsuits by Adding Defensive Provisions
Advisers can assist plan sponsors with mitigating and preventing claims for benefits and other Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims.
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