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November 8th, 2017
Executive Benefits Take a Hit in Tax Reform Proposal
The proposal effectively eliminates nonqualified deferred compensation plans as tools for tax planning available to executives and public companies, attorneys with Groom Law Group say. Read more >
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. Read more >
Court Rules ERISA Statute of Limitations Can Be Waived
While the court agreed that ERISA’s six-year statute of limitations is actually a statute of repose, it did not agree with defendants that such statutes cannot be waived at all. After citing several U.S. and State Supreme Court decisions that supported its decision, the court cited “good ol’ common sense,” noting that people can even waive their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Read more >
Annuities in DC Plans
Creating a retirement income stream from savings is, in many ways, the most complicated part of working with one’s retirement plan. Studies have shown that people like the idea of a steady income stream but are unaware of the products—specifically annuities that they can purchase to help them attain that. As plan sponsors consider their options to give plan participants access to annuities through the company plan, advisers are in a position to explain the “how”s and “why”s. Read more >
2017 PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey
Each year, performance remains top of mind for advisers when selecting investment managers. However, while it is often said that past performance does not indicate future results, advisers place a large emphasis on it when evaluating investments. Read more >
Plaintiffs Firms Must Pay $1.5 Million for ‘Reckless’ Litigation
More TDF Underperformance ERISA Lawsuits Filed
Dover Corporation Faces ERISA Suit Over Managed Account Fees
L Brands Settles ERISA Suit After Dismissal Motions Fail
Workers Remain Worried About Inflation’s Impact on Retirement
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Measuring Retirement Income Adequacy Not an Exact Science
Researchers have developed diverse approaches for quantifying the adequacy of retirement income, focusing on different groups of retirees and employing different definitions of income and adequacy, a CBO report notes. Read more >
Younger and Older Investors Have Different Savings Goals
Research also found the youngest and oldest investors were most perceptive to using employer-sponsored retirement planning resources. Read more >
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