PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending August 26th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! Being a defined contribution retirement plan industry specialist, you’re probably already aware that we just passed the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Pension Protection Act. Known as the PPA, few pieces of legislation adopted since the initial passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act some four decades ago have had as big an impact on our industry and daily work. Collected below is some of our special coverage marking the anniversary of the PPA and exploring the ongoing impacts of the landmark retirement law.  
Editor's choice
10 Years Out from PPA, Advisers More Pivotal Than Ever
Advisers are working with more plans today than they ever have—completing more services for more diverse types of clients than was the case prior to the full implementation of the Pension Protection Act. Read more >
Retirement Security 10 Years After the PPA
While industry practitioners often have deeply held convictions about how to improve the U.S. retirement system, there are already many things plan advisers can do under current legislation and regulations to improve retirement security of American workers. Read more >
QDIA Trends Still Taking Shape 10 Years After PPA
Alongside the use of automatic enrollment, the biggest development in QDIAs in the past 10 years has been the replacement of stable value or money market funds as the default with TDFs. Read more >
DB Pension Funding Still a Battleground Post-PPA
Starting with the Pension Protection Act, the U.S. Congress has tweaked and amended pension funding rules a handful of times in rennet years, but has it work? Read more >
PPA Reduced Lawsuits Against Cash Balance Plans
Nearly as soon as cash balance plans were developed, participants began suing them, with the majority of the cases based on age discrimination. Read more >
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Half of Households Likely to Face a Retirement Shortfall

Looking at whether retirees will be able to replace 75% of their final-year earnings, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found the number of households at risk of facing a shortfall range from 42% to 60%.

Proposed Hardship Withdrawal Amended Regulations Issued by IRS

Under the proposed regulations, 401(k) plan sponsors could choose to make additional accounts available for hardship withdrawals.

Wells Fargo’s Annual Retirement Study Portrays an Industry in Transition

Executives overseeing the survey report agreed that the U.S. is just beginning to see the real impact of decades of public policy decisions and private employer efforts to fundamentally reshape the retirement landscape.  

Average Age Americans Plan to Retire Is 62

However, only 56% of people have calculated how much income they need to retire, MassMutual learned in a survey.

Lack of Emergency Savings Intersects Retirement Concerns

The majority of respondents to a Cuna Mutual Group survey feel positive about their prospects for upward wealth mobility; on the other hand, a quarter say they have no emergency savings.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

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