PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending October 25th, 2019

Happy Friday, readers! This weekend’s mailing offers a thought-provoking mix of stories on the ever-important topic of client service. These days, advisers are increasingly being called upon to provide support and education on such challenging topics as Social Security, intergenerational wealth transfers, retirement income and dealing with market volatility. We hope you share some of what you read with a client or colleague. 

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Social Security Benefits to Rise 1.6% in 2020
Social Security is a big part of retirement income planning for employees. Read more >
A Crash Course in Social Security Maximization
Cost of living increases, claiming age, marital status and work history all complicate Social Security claiming strategies. Read more >
What Prolonged Low Rates Mean for TDF Investors
While they are responding in different ways, tactical and strategic target-date fund managers all have to adjust to a new normal of persistently low U.S. and global interest rates. Read more >
Retirement Income Coming Soon to a 401(k) Near You
Experts believe that in the next few years, DC plan sponsors will embrace this option. Read more >
Inheritance Pathways Exist to Replace Stretch IRAs
The SECURE Act is stalled in the U.S. Senate due in part to several lawmakers’ concerns that it does away with so-called “stretch IRAs,” but tax and inheritance experts say other effective tax mitigation strategies are available. Read more >
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Stimulus Package Allows Early Withdrawals, Deferred RMDs and More

The retirement plan-focused provisions passed by the Senate last night are among many meant to ease the financial pressures posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus News for Plan Advisers

Focused analysis of market movements, business challenges and legislative and regulatory actions.

Congress Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Retirement plan professionals who have navigated a severe natural disaster in their region will recognize many of the retirement plan-focused relief provisions to be implemented by Congress.

7th Circuit Affirms Win in Northwestern University ERISA Suit

The court concluded that "the amended complaint appears to reflect plaintiffs’ own opinions on ERISA and the investment strategy they believe is appropriate for people without specialized knowledge in stocks or mutual funds.”

How to Run a Remote Advisory Firm
‘This is likely the moment we will become full-time remote and never go back,’ one adviser says. ‘The challenge will be maintaining camaraderie.’
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