PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending August 19th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! Did you know that you can view our latest print editions online at , in addition to our dedicated daily web coverage, research and videos? Our bimonthly print magazine takes deeper dives into current issues impacting the retirement specialist adviser, bringing critical and actionable insights from leading industry sources. Selections from our latest edition are below, including coverage of the 10-year PPA anniversary, our latest recordkeeper services guide, micro-plan service strategies, and more.  
Editor's choice
The 'Threat' of the PPA
Anyone who works in the retirement plan industry knows it is a world of acronyms, most of which refer to regulations or laws. The first such law with an acronym that I remember watching evolve was the Pension Protection Act of 2006—the PPA. Read more >
2016 PLANADVISER Recordkeeper Services Guide
Retirement plan advisers may often find themselves in the role of matchmaker: working with a defined contribution client to determine which investments and platforms or providers are the best fit. To be in a top position to guide the client, an adviser must keep abreast of the provider community, so as to stay current on what products and services are available to suit each client’s needs. Read more >
Staying Within Bounds
Does the new fiduciary rule create a fine line between education and advice? The answer seems to be a little “yes and no.” Read more >
Servicing Micro Plans
Research consistently shows advisers’ DC skills are badly needed among small-business plan sponsors, especially when it comes to bringing “micro” plans into alignment with the best practices widely adopted by these plans’ larger counterparts. Read more >
Improving Your Business By Partnering With a TPA
Russell Hooker, executive vice president at TPA firm Nova 401(k) Associates Inc. in Houston, thinks of a good plan adviser as acting like a general contractor, playing an overall leadership role but delegating work as needed to skilled experts on the team. 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

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

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