PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 16th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! This weekend’s mailing highlights the latest feature articles and research from PLANADVISER print. Complementing our daily online news coverage, our bimonthly print edition takes a deeper dive into the topics and trends that matter most for retirement specialist advisers. It also features thought-provoking artwork, insights from esteemed ERISA expert columnists, and more!
Editor's choice
Servicing Micro Plans
While advisers’ skills are much needed in the micro-market, can the business be profitable? Read more >
Staying Within Bounds
Does the new fiduciary rule create a fine line between education and advice? And if so, what does it mean in practice?  Read more >
The Right Pick
When retirement plan advisers work with third-party administrators, they need to delineate each party’s—including the recordkeeper’s—respective roles. Read more >
2016 PLANADVISER Recordkeeper Services Guide
Depending on the adviser and the number and types of clients served, keeping up to date, especially about recordkeepers, can be a daunting task. Read more >
Momentum and the PPA
Although the PPA did not focus on incentives to increase the number of employers offering retirement plans, it did boost participation through greater use of the automatic plan features, and influenced a move away from stable value or money market funds as the default investment, according to the 2006 and 2015 PLANSPONSOR Defined Contribution surveys. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes

It appears some last-minute amendments have largely removed controversial provisions from the Senate’s version of tax reform legislation that would have had a big impact on governmental 457 and nonprofit 403(b) plan sponsors.

Education on Lifetime Income Needed in Not-for-Profit Sector
In-plan lifetime income options can secure certain benefits participants may not find in retail solutions, suggests a new study by TIAA.
Pass-Through Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses May Be Mitigated via Roth

The American Retirement Association says that tax reform could be a disincentive for small businesses to offer retirement plans; however, as one reader shares, there are counter considerations having to do with Roth 401(k) options that could mitigate some of the concern.

Average Worker Will Pay More Than $150K in 401(k) Fees

Higher-income workers, making $90,000 a year, will pay $277,000, according to America’s Best 401k.

Congressional Democrats Continue Push on Butch Lewis Act

The legislation would take steps to provide additional anti-cutback protections for Teamsters, miners, and other unionized American workers who have paid significant sums into multiemployer pension funds.

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

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

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