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Week ending November 11th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers. What a truly dynamic news week it has been—certainly one for the U.S. history books. This week’s presidential election result, it must be said, opens up just as many questions as it answered. Facing the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is daunting for some and exhilarating for others, but all of us are facing a new future together after a remarkable (and lengthy) campaign season. In that spirit, collected below are a few highlights from our recent political coverage, offering some food for thought about what might lie ahead. 
Editor's choice
House Republicans Propose Tax and Retirement Policy Changes
A Neuberger Berman analysis shows that House Republicans’ tax and retirement policy proposals may suggest a push toward a universal savings account and a consolidation of current tax code retirement savings provisions. Read more >
Post Budget Act Stumble, Congress Tries Again to Impact Fiduciary Rule
It’s a particular skill of Congress to make the improbable appear promising—whether it comes to overturning the Affordable Care Act or, as was the case this week, delaying the DOL’s fiduciary reform. Read more >
How Tax Reform Could Affect Retirement Plans
Several proposed tax reforms would restructure how retirement vehicles are taxed and could negatively impact retirement plans in a number of ways. Read more >
Employee Benefits and Presidential Politics
What the outcome of the election could mean for the employee benefits industry. Read more >
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Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes

It appears some last-minute amendments have largely removed controversial provisions from the Senate’s version of tax reform legislation that would have had a big impact on governmental 457 and nonprofit 403(b) plan sponsors.

Pass-Through Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses May Be Mitigated via Roth

The American Retirement Association says that tax reform could be a disincentive for small businesses to offer retirement plans; however, as one reader shares, there are counter considerations having to do with Roth 401(k) options that could mitigate some of the concern.

Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs

In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs called the Fujitsu plan one of the most expensive in the country and specifically called out the design and implementation of the plan’s custom target-date funds.

Congressional Democrats Continue Push on Butch Lewis Act

The legislation would take steps to provide additional anti-cutback protections for Teamsters, miners, and other unionized American workers who have paid significant sums into multiemployer pension funds.

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.

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

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

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