PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 29th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! Recently there has been no shortage of industry conversation about the closely related topics of retirement income planning and individual retirement account rollovers. Below you will find timely research and analysis on these crucial subjects. Also, please take note, the 2017 PLANADVISER National Conference kicks off in less than two weeks. In addition, our annual plan adviser and plan sponsor of the year nomination processes remain open, but not for long. Don’t wait to nominate a colleague or client! 
Retirement Income and Rollovers
Reputation Rather than Fees Drives Most IRA-to-IRA Transfers
Firms focusing heavily on promoting low-cost products without considering clients’ preferences for premium service and a stable, trusted brand may fall behind, according to a study by LIMRA. Read more >
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. Read more >
Roth Tax Treatment Remains a Mystery for Many
Survey data covering some 1,000 plan participants shows Roth savings features remain poorly understood and underutilized. Read more >
Retirement Income Language Barrier Remains a Problem
Despite the generally positive perceptions of the benefits of guaranteed lifetime income, only one in four survey respondents age 45 and up plan to purchase an annuity. Read more >
2018 Annual Adviser and Plan Sponsor Award Nominations Are Open
Nomination forms for the 2018 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year and Plan Sponsor of the Year Awards are now available. The deadline for the 2018 Plan Adviser and Adviser Team of the Year award is October 16, while the deadline for the Plan Sponsor of the Year award is November 6. Read more >
2017 PLANADVISER National Conference
The 2017 PLANADVISER National Conference kicks off in less than two weeks. Follow the link for updated information on the conference schedule and agenda. There are still a few speaking spots open for advisers, as well, so please let us know if you want to participate directly in the conference. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits

MassMutual says a married couple that lives into their 90s but decides to begin their Social Security benefits at age 62 as opposed to age 70 could be leaving as much as half a million dollars on the table, or forfeiting $2,000 to $4,000 a month for life.

SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators

With the passage of the SECURE Act by the House of Representatives, experts tell PLANADVISER they are optimistic that agreement will be reached with the Senate during this Congress, but the many supporters of retirement reform will have to wait and see how compromise might be reached.

Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act

One retirement industry executive says she believes the Senate could act quite quickly in taking up the SECURE Act, which just passed the House of Representatives with a practically unanimous yea vote.

Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action

Besides a lengthy Finance Committee hearing discussing the popular RESA legislation, the day on Capitol Hill also brought news of the introduction of the new Retirement Security and Savings Act.

J.P. Morgan Agrees to Pay $75 Million to Settle ERISA Lawsuit
The consolidated litigation alleges the firm invested its stable value funds in risky assets, causing losses to retirement plan participants.

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

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

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