Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
September 27th, 2016
Does Brokerage Window Require Company Stock Offering Registration
The SEC recently weighed in on whether offering a brokerage window in a 401(k) through which investments in employer securities can be made involves an offer of employer securities requiring Securities Act registration. Read more >
Supreme Court Stays Mandate for Dignity Health Plan
The high court has granted a stay on a lower court’s mandate for Dignity Health to get its pension plan in compliance with ERISA. Read more >
Slow-Moving Market Events Challenge Retirement Savers
Daily news headlines on “Brexit” and other complicated global events may push the financial markets into occasional uncertainty, but there’s plenty advisers can do to help mitigate the worst effects. Read more >
Webcast Replay: The Science of Satisfaction
Replay our most recent adviser-focused webcast to learn the reason why engagement is everything to plan sponsors; talking points to showcase your impact on plan health; and simple-but-powerful engagement strategies used by top advisers.  Read more >
6th Circuit Backs Defense in Fidelity Freedom Funds ERISA Suit
Olin Corp. Soundly Defeats ERISA Lawsuit
Senate Finance Committee Advances EARN Act
Retirement Industry People Moves
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DOL Conflict of Interest Rule Could Force Staff Changes
More than half of broker/dealers surveyed by the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute believe some of their advisers will retire rather than sell under the new. Read more >
Conflicted Findings in Fidelity Fiduciary Rule Impact Study
Fidelity finds the number of financial advisers who see opportunity in DOL conflict of interest reform has more than doubled in recent months; other advisers are planning to exit the employer-sponsored plans or individual wealth markets.   Read more >
Top-Hat Plan Participant Can Get ERISA Help With Denial of Benefits
ERISA Section 502(a)(3) may extend to remedy inequitable conduct pertaining to a supposed waiver of plan rights and to a breach of the general good faith standard of contract law by the plan administrator, a court found. Read more >
Use of Online Tools, Advice Boosts Savings
Investors who frequently use online tools and consult with a financial adviser have higher savings than those who do not, according to a survey by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Read more >
Majority of Today’s Retirees Still Have a Pension
However, only 24% of the active working population are covered by a pension. Read more >
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