PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending December 2nd, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! Here at PLANADVISER we have the privilege of interviewing and working with some of the best and brightest minds in the retirement planning industry. We are particularly proud of our stable of columnists who regularly contribute thoughtful insights and articles to our bi-monthly print edition. Collected below are our most recent columns from esteemed ERISA attorneys including Fred Reish, Joan Neri, Marcia Wagner and David Kaleda. 
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ERISA VISTA: Sweeping Changes in Advice
Retirement plan advice has changed to respond to: plan sponsors’ desire for assistance in satisfying their fiduciary duties; the increased pressure on reducing costs; and the needs of aging Baby Boomers. Here’s our list of some of the most significant changes. Read more >
FIDUCIARY FITNESS: IRS Restricts Salary Deferrals for NQDC Plans
The new proposed 457(f) regulations adopt a similar rule for that type of plan, so that the new 457 requirements will not apply in the event of such a short-term deferral. Read more >
COMPLIANCE CONSULT: The Last 10 Years
The last decade has clearly seen a rise in class action lawsuits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which have left widespread implications, especially for 401(k) plan sponsors. Of particular note are lawsuits focusing on the inclusion of employer stock as an investment option under a participant-directed 401(k) plan—what are now known as “stock drop” suits. Read more >
2016 PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey
When asked to list the five fund families they most often recommend to plan sponsors, chose Vanguard as No. 1, down from 87% last year. Active management is still largely valued, though, as the rest of the top five all have active management funds: American Funds, T. Rowe Price, J.P. Morgan and Fidelity. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits

MassMutual says a married couple that lives into their 90s but decides to begin their Social Security benefits at age 62 as opposed to age 70 could be leaving as much as half a million dollars on the table, or forfeiting $2,000 to $4,000 a month for life.

SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators

With the passage of the SECURE Act by the House of Representatives, experts tell PLANADVISER they are optimistic that agreement will be reached with the Senate during this Congress, but the many supporters of retirement reform will have to wait and see how compromise might be reached.

Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act

One retirement industry executive says she believes the Senate could act quite quickly in taking up the SECURE Act, which just passed the House of Representatives with a practically unanimous yea vote.

Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action

Besides a lengthy Finance Committee hearing discussing the popular RESA legislation, the day on Capitol Hill also brought news of the introduction of the new Retirement Security and Savings Act.

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.

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

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