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Wednesday, April 07, 2021
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Many Near-Retirees Don’t Understand Social Security Benefits
Thirty-five percent of near-retirees, those between the ages of 55 and 65, failed a basic knowledge quiz about Social Security benefits that MassMutual administered. Another 18% earned a D on the graded quiz, and mere 3% got an A+ by answering all 12 true/false statements correctly.
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FSI Expands Health Care for Member Advisers and Staff
CoveredAdvisor2.0 is delivered in collaboration with Decisely Insurance Services and Humana.
Today’s Most Read
1. ‘Secure Act 2.0’ Likely to Become a Reality
2. Excessive Fee Lawsuits Expected to Continue to Rain Down on Plans
3. Stimulus Bill Extends Some Provisions of the CARES Act
RightBRIDGE Rollover Analysis Integrated With Retirement Learning Center
The partnership gives RightBRIDGE users access to detailed employer-sponsored plan data.
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Data Points: Customization and the QDIA
Five years ago, more than 10% of plans that offered managed accounts used them as a default. Today? Our proprietary data shows usage of default managed accounts has been cut in half.
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Wednesday, the Dow was up 16.02 points (0.05%) at 33,446.26, the Nasdaq was down 9.54 points (0.07%) at 13,688.84, and the S&P 500 increased 6.01 points (0.15%) to 4,079.95. The Russell 2000 closed 36.10 points (1.60%) lower at 2,223.05, and the Wilshire 5000 decreased 36.78 points (0.09%) to 42,778.86.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 1.665%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 28/32, bringing its yield up to 2.356%.

Industry Intel Roundup
Featured Webcasts
PLANADVISER is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring webcasts sponsored by experienced providers in the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
Sponsored by Franklin Templeton
The Growth of Personalization in Retirement Plans: Product vs Solution
Products have not had strong traction in the retirement space, mainly because they don’t meet the needs or expectations of plan participants. Furthermore, with a lack of innovation since the rollout of target date funds, plan participants are seeking a more solutions-based approach. This webinar is geared for those financial professionals that are seeking to learn more about the future of personalization, retirement income and participant education.
2021 Practice Progress Series: Succession Planning—and How to Retire as an Adviser
Financial advisers focused on serving retirement plans and individual retirement account (IRA) owners are used to talking about the financial transition their clients will eventually make, from earning a steady income to living off of accumulated assets and investments. For any number of reasons, there is much less attention paid to advisers’ own long-term financial futures, and, indeed, many advisers nearing the traditional retirement age have yet to seriously plan their next step. Many know their business is valuable, but extracting that value is another question, and so is the issue of what happens to clients. This hourlong editorial webinar will bring together speakers who are experienced in this challenging topic. The panel will address the succession planning topic from start to finish—covering the process of valuing an established firm, finding a potential internal or external successor, and then exiting the business.
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