PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending August 12th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Editor's choice
Supreme Court’s ‘Montanile’ Decision Makes Waves
A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court seems to limit the ability of ERISA plans to seek equitable relief or reimbursement of payments from a third-party recovery—especially in cases where the money is not quickly and formally pursued. Read more >
SCOTUS Decision Could Impact Retirement Plans
A notice from the IRS gives guidance to plan sponsors, applying the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage case to retirement plans, as well as other benefits. The landmark case, Obergefell v. Hodges, decided in June 2015, held that under the 14th Amendment states cannot deny same-gender couples the right to marry and must recognize same-gender marriages performed in other states.   Read more >
SCOTUS Again Remands Stock Drop Case
The Supreme Court in January returned Amgen’s ESOP case to the lower court for a second time. Read more >
SCOTUS Gives Verizon PRT Suit New Life
The U.S. Supreme Court found an appellate decision regarding a Verizon pension plan risk transfer flawed, considering the trust law underpinnings of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Read more >
What a SCOTUS Vacancy Means for the Retirement Plan Industry
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had a direct (but not necessarily pivotal) role in shaping many of the SCOTUS decisions tracked in recent years by the retirement planning industry. 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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