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
Why Small Business Owners Often Resist 401(k)s

Two of the reasons most commonly cited by small business owners for not offering a retirement plan are the beliefs that their business is too small to qualify and that they can’t afford a match.

'Massive' Fraud Charges Trigger Allianz Global Investors U.S. Sale to Voya

The SEC says the charges and settlement show even the most sophisticated institutional investors, like pension funds, can become victims of wrongdoing.

NFP Named as Defendant in Parallel Molina Healthcare ERISA Suit

The plaintiffs in the suit, who have already sued their plan sponsor, are now bringing a service provider into the litigation.

Barnabas Health Latest to Settle ERISA Suit

A settlement has been struck in an ERISA lawsuit involving the New Jersey-based health care provider a little more than a year after a judge allowed the case to proceed past the defense’s motion to dismiss.

24 States Have Now Adopted the NAIC Annuity Transaction Framework

With South Carolina joining the party, nearly half of all states have now adopted enhanced consumer protections applying to the sale of annuities, as developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

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