Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
November 18th, 2015
Closer Look at State-Run Retirement Systems for Private Sector
Four states—California, Illinois, Oregon and Washington—have passed laws paving the way to offer state-run retirement plans, and 18 additional states are considering such a measure. And on Monday, the Department of Labor issued its much-anticipated guidance on state-run plans. Read more >
Is PBGC Driving Sponsors to DB Plan Exit?
One career actuary tells PLANADVISER unrelenting increases in PGGC premiums belie a lack of forward-thinking policy and are more likely to harm than help overall U.S. retirement readiness. Read more >
Choosing Industry Favorites
When asked to list the top five fund family recommendations they offer plan sponsors, advisers once again chose Vanguard as their preferred fund family, with 87% listing the firm in their top five—a big increase from last year’s 57%. Read more >
American Confidence Takes a Dip This Year
For the second year in a row, Americans feel less confident about their financial situation, according to “Investor Mindset: Attitudes, Concerns, Beliefs & Goals,” a new survey from Hearts & Wallets. Read more >
Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes
Spouses Play Increasingly Influential Role Alongside Advisers
CenturyLink Sued by Plan Participants Over Large Cap Stock Fund Construction
Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs
Pass-Through Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses May Be Mitigated via Roth
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Advice for Small Accounts
The concept behind the best interest contract exemption is that, if certain conditions are satisfied, the broker/dealer and its affiliates can make more money than the stated fee. Read more >
Best Practices In Investment Menu Management
The current trend is clearly skewing toward paring down investment menus and reducing the necessary engagement from participants, experts suggest. Read more >

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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