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October 23rd, 2020
Proposed Bill Would Give 403(b) Plan Sponsors Access to Open MEPs
The SECURE Act’s provisions for pooled employer plans (PEPs) did not apply to 403(b) plans. Read more >
Arkansas Is Latest State to Consider NAIC Annuity Sales Standards
The state’s Insurance Department Rule 82, which may soon be updated to match a suitability framework recently adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, seeks to address conflicts of interest among annuity providers and their proxies. Read more >
New Take on the 401(k)
Biden’s controversial retirement savings tax credit proposal. Read more >
Nationwide Announces Upcoming Annuity Suite and New Partnerships
Additionally, in 2021, Nationwide will introduce several in-plan lifetime income options that pair income guarantees with TDFs. Read more >
Experts Predict Major Growth in Retirement Coverage, Benefits
Why 529 Education Savings Plans Are More Valuable Than Ever
Advisers Recommend Fiduciary Outsourcing Services, Mostly for Small Plans
Biden’s First Veto Keeps DOL’s ESG Rule in Place
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
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The 5-Year ‘Test’
A survey finds many retirees don’t have the assets to keep up their spending. Read more >
Interest Rates’ ‘New Normal’
By bringing longer-run goals and strategy into alignment with changes in the economy, the Fed aims to strengthen support for economic recovery. Read more >
Market Mirror
Thursday, the Dow closed 152.84 points (0.54%) higher at 28,363.66, the NASDAQ was up 21.31 points (0.19%) at 11,506.01, and the S&P 500 increased 17.93 points (0.52%) to 3,453.49. The Russell 2000 climbed 26.48 points (1.65%) to 1,630.25, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 236.74 points (0.67%) to finish at 35,660.55.   The price of the 10-year Treasury noted decreased 26/32, bringing its yield up to 0.866%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 31/32, increasing its yield to 1.678%.
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