PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 29th, 2016
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Social Security is Key, Even for Affluent Investors
For nearly one-third of affluent investors, Social Security will provide half their retirement income, according to a study. Read more >
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Spending Rates in Retirement Are Modest
Since retirees are spending less than they withdraw from financial accounts, they are accumulating money in checking accounts and may need to reinvest those assets, says Steve Utkus with Vanguard Center for Retirement Research. Read more >
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Providers Expect Fiduciary Rule to Deter Rollovers
Nearly two-thirds, 64%, of the nation’s top retirement plan recordkeepers and providers believe that the new Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule will deter rollovers from retirement plans into individual retirement accounts (IRAs), thus helping them to retain assets, the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute found in a survey. Read more >
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Sponsors Warming Up to Lifetime Income Solutions
Employers are gradually warming up to lifetime income solutions in their retirement plans, Willis Towers Watson found in its Lifetime Income Solutions survey.  However, they are more interested in educating participants about drawdown strategies or partial withdrawals than using guaranteed insurance-backed products. Read more >
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Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Collecting Social Security
Unexpected health care costs and other life events have 23% of retirees—those retired 10 years or less—wishing they had waited before collecting Social Security, according to a survey by the Nationwide Retirement Institute. Read more >
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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.
Stimulus Bill Extends Some Provisions of the CARES Act

It also provides a way for retirement plan sponsors to avoid a partial plan termination.

House Ways and Means Committee Passes SECURE Act 2.0

The markup hearing, punctuated by a unanimous vote to advance the legislation, demonstrated that retirement security issues are capable of bringing together members of Congress who don’t agree on much else.

College Savings App Hits Ascensus With Federal Antitrust Claims

UNest Holdings claims Ascensus pushed the company out of the college savings market in an effort to create a monopoly.

Bronson Healthcare Group Sued Over 403(b) Plan Fees

The lawsuit alleges fiduciary breaches related to ensuring reasonable administrative and investment fees.

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