Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
July 23rd, 2018
Addressing Plan Leakage with Sidecar Accounts
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to address retirement plan leakage; among the opportunities being discussed by industry stakeholders is the use of “sidecar” emergency savings accounts Read more >
Regulations for Definitions of QMAC and QNEC Finalized
The IRS clarified that forfeitures would be permitted to be used to fund QMACs and QNECs. Read more >
Tips for Engaging Participants in Overall Wellness Programs
“We need to think about benefits in the way employees view them,” Benz Communications’s Engagement Strategist Megan Yost said during a webcast. Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
JHRPS Adds Divisional VPs; Stroock Brings Partners to New York and D.C. Offices; Northern Trust Grows Sales Team; and more. Read more >
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Education About Tax Treatment and Fees Could Boost 401(k) Participation
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IRS to Focus on Retirement Plan Distributions and 403(b) Plan Rules in 2019
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Inertia Remains a Plan Sponsor Problem, Too
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How Rising Interest Rates Affect Stable Value Funds
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Open MEPs Could Create Many Opportunities for Advisers
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Interest in Guaranteed Income
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Current Focus
How DCIO providers are positioning themselves to stand out Read more >
Market Mirror
Friday, the Dow was down 6.38 points (0.03%) at 25,058.12, the NASDAQ slipped 5.10 points (0.07%) to 7,820.20, and the S&P 500 decreased 2.66 points (0.09%) to 2,801.83. The Russell 2000 closed 4.50 points (0.26%) lower at 1,696.81, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 39.16 points (0.13%) to finish at 29,287.11.   The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 14/32, bringing its yield up to 2.893%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 12/32, increasing its yield to 3.028%.   WEEK’S WORTH: For the week ending July 20, the Dow finished 0.15% higher, the NASDAQ lost 0.07%, and the S&P 500 was up 0.02%. The Russell 2000 gained 0.58%, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 0.09%.

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