PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 21st, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers. At the beginning of July we introduced a new format for our weekly news roundup. We will continue to bring you the most popular articles of the week, but now our curated content will be themed. The third Friday of every month will focus on Client Service. We hope you enjoy this new format and know you will find it helpful and informative.
Client Service
Adviser Responsiveness Does Not Equal Engagement
Ron Cohen, head of DCIO sales at Wells Fargo, compares the surprisingly wide gap between what plan sponsors expect from their advisers versus what advisers generally prioritize. Read more >
Advisers Shine Beyond the DC Plan
As one would expect, advisers have a greater impact on plan performance when they play a more active role in the retirement plan committee’s ongoing discussions and decisions about setting goals. Read more >
HSA Evolution Could Drive Adviser Opportunity
Since the new Congress began in January, there have been more than 20 bills proposed that impact consumer-driven health plans, and more specifically HSAs. Read more >
Top-Performing Advisers Look Past Averages
Stress testing the impact of individual behavior and circumstance, along with market returns, can be especially useful. Read more >
Factoring Gender Into Lifetime Income Discussions
Lincoln Financial Group conducted an analysis of the savings and investing habits of men and women, finding the latter group is more focused on protecting lifetime income in retirement. 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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