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Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Gig Workers and PEPs—Coverage Lessons From the UK
One established provider of pooled employer plans in the United Kingdom says the promise of PEPs is big here in the U.S., but they might not be the ticket for solving the entire coverage gap, especially for gig workers.
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Gig Economy Expected to Expand Post-Pandemic
In some ways, the gig economy was flourishing prior to the pandemic. Studies suggest the growth is likely to continue, based on a variety of related factors.
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1. Principal Continues Focus on Asset Management, ‘Jet Fuel’ of the Business
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3. 2023 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
No Fiduciary Breach Found Against Plan Sponsor, Provider in Benefits Estimate Suit
However, the 9th Circuit contemplated whether an online request is considered a 'written request' under ERISA, and attorneys say the ruling has broad implications.
Next-Generation Retirement Plans Will Deliver Customized Retirement Income Solutions
PGIM says evolving technology will enable plan sponsors and advisers to deliver on this promise.
Empower to Launch New Website for Participants and Individual Investors
It will offer a highly personalized digital experience that can integrate other assets.
How Advisers Can Play a Role in Serving Gig Workers
This part of the workforce needs holistic advice on employee benefits and help understanding basic finances. Sources agree the industry will have to evolve to effectively serve this group.
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Wednesday, the Dow lost 164.55 points (0.48%) to finish at 33,820.38, the Nasdaq closed 39.19 points (0.28%) lower at 14,051.03, and the S&P 500 decreased 3.54 points (0.08%) to 4,183.18. The Russell 2000 increased 2.89 points (0.13%) to 2,304.16, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 21.62 points (0.05%) at 44,027.77.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 1.612%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 24/32, bringing its yield down to 2.285%.

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