Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
February 6th, 2018
Plan Sponsors Need Help Managing Concerns and Priorities
“It is so important to partner with providers to take some things off plan sponsors’ desks,” says Melissa Musial, marketing research and data manager, retirement services, at OneAmerica. Read more >
Employee Gets Jail Time for Embezzling 401(k) Funds
A former office manager of New England Anesthesiologists, Inc. was found guilty of embezzling $120,313 in employee deferrals. Read more >
Majority of Gen Xers Say Advice Would Help With Financial Goals
Among advice attributes respondents to a T. Rowe Price survey said they would like are ease of use, inclusion of alerts about critical developments in their account and not requiring a great deal of their time. Read more >
U.S. Retirement Market Has Greater Propensity Towards Home Bias
According to Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute’s 2018 Global Pension Assets Study, the institute sees shifts in investment models for retirement plans across the globe. Read more >
SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
Product Development Moves Beyond the 401(k) Plan
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Steve Christenson discusses HSA Myths and Misconceptions
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Steidle Pension Solutions Announces 2018 403(b) Fee Schedule
Steidle’s services to 403(b) plans include calculations, plan valuations, document services, Form 5500 and other services. Read more >
Professional Groups
Owners’ concerns are saving enough for retirement and reducing their tax liabilities Read more >
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow plunged 1,175.21 points (4.60%) to 24,345.75, the NASDAQ dropped 273.42 points (3.78%) to 6,967.53, and the S&P 500 lost 113.19 points (4.10%) to finish at 2,648.94. The Russell 2000 closed 56.18 points (3.63%) lower at 1,491.09, and the Wilshire 5000 plummeted 1,125.55 points (3.93%) to 27,490.81.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 1 4/32, bringing its yield down to 2.707%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond dropped 1 19/32, decreasing its yield to 3.003%.

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