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
Warn Your Clients: Don’t Abuse Coronavirus Hardship Withdrawals
Though retirement plans can allow individuals to self-certify that they qualify for a penalty-free coronavirus-related distribution, should the IRS discover otherwise during a future audit, a participant can be subject to substantial penalties.
What Biden’s Win Means for Retirement Plans

Experts say the president-elect could start the process of shoring up Social Security and embrace ESG investing.

A Strong Appetite for ‘SECURE Act 2.0’ in Congress

One retirement plan industry executive says his conversations with members of the U.S. House and Senate make him optimistic that Congress could act sooner rather than later on the new legislation.

New Life Expectancy Tables Will Decrease RMDs

The IRS has issued final regulations on mortality tables to be used for calculating required minimum distributions, which reflect longer life expectancies.

A New World and New Opportunities for Alpha
Pandemic-driven volatility has once again highlighted the relative virtues of active and passive management.
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