Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
November 7th, 2017
Excessive Fee Suit Against Northrop Grumman Gets Class Certification
The original complaint accuses the plan and its administrative and investment committees of self-dealing, causing excessive fees to be charged by service providers and mismanaging the plan’s emerging markets equity fund. Read more >
General Electric Faces Second 401(k) Plan Self-Dealing Lawsuit
Another participant in the General Electric Company 401(k) Savings Plan has filed a lawsuit alleging self-dealing by the company in offering investments managed by GE’s investment management arm, General Electric Asset Management. Read more >
SEC and DOL Face Hurdles in Fiduciary Collaboration
When it comes to the possibility of a uniform advice standard for advisers and brokers coming from the SEC, one attorney argues “things are still very much in a wait-and-see mode,” despite increased chatter among lobbying organizations about the possibility. Read more >
IRS Requirements for Locating Missing Participants for RMDs
In a memorandum for Employee Plans examination employees, the Internal Revenue Service directs EP examiners not to challenge a qualified plan as failing to satisfy the required minimum distribution standards under Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a)(9) if they have made a good faith effort to locate missing participants. Read more >
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Dow, DuPont and Corteva Sued for Allegedly Ducking Pension Obligations
Industry Demands Delay of New Jersey Fiduciary Regs, Deference to SEC
Adidas 401(k) Lawsuit Argues Passive Funds Best for Participants
Newly Allowed 401(k)s Will Need Advisers
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American Century Investments shares findings from 5th Annual Survey of DC Plan Participants in recent webcast. View on-demand to learn more about the driving forces behind employees’ views and what employers can do to help with retirement readiness. Read More: Read more >
Keeping Plan Sponsors Happy Isn’t Easy
Being proactive helps keep sponsors happy with their adviser. Between sponsor meetings, Michael Clark asks his customer relationship manager for a list of clients he has not personally contacted in the past 90 days. “Then I reach out to them and say, ‘I just want to check in and see if there’s anything more you need from us,’” says Clark, a financial adviser at Keiron Partners in Orlando, Florida. For larger clients, with a plan committee, he usually sends a group email. Read more >
Each Generation Has Biased Investing Views
New research from BMO Wealth Management underscores the role psychological biases can play in shaping people’s approaches to financial planning throughout their lives. Read more >
Millennium Trust, Paychex Partner to Offer SIMPLE IRA
“Small businesses increasingly recognize the important of retirement plans in attracting and retaining talent, but there are barriers that keep them from investing in employer-sponsored workplace savings solutions,” says Gary Anetsberger, CEO of Millennium Trust. Read more >

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