PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending October 16th, 2020

Greetings loyal PLANADVISER readers! Coming on the third Friday of the month, this weekend’s mailing is dedicated to the timely and evolving topic of financial wellness. While the topic has been an important focal point for several years now in the retirement plan advisory space, the coronavirus pandemic has cast an entirely new light on the concept of financial wellness. Simply put, the virus has exposed financial fractures and weak points impacting individuals across the income spectrum, putting the onus on advisers to help people create a sense of stability and confidence about their short-term finances.

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An Eye-Opening Millennial Q&A
Kevin Boyles at Millennium Trust says companies have been responding to the pandemic with exceptional agility—driven in no small part by the expectations of their Millennial workers. Read more >
Helping Clients With Part-Time Employee Inclusion in Retirement Plans
Counting hours, implementing cashouts and finding missing participants are some of the processes plan sponsors need to review for the SECURE Act’s new requirement. Read more >
Prepare to Meet the Needs of the Workforce of the Future
The way in which companies structure their remotely distributed workforces will depend on the financial consequences of the pandemic, the impact on corporate culture and other factors, such as the prevalence of gig work. Read more >
Women’s Retirement Confidence Has Ebbed Since Start of Pandemic
A mere 17% of women say they are very confident they will be able to retire comfortably, according to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Read more >
Majority of People Prioritize Retirement Saving Over Being Debt-Free
A Voya survey also found that 54% of employed Americans plan to work in retirement as a result of COVID-19. Read more >
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DOJ Sues to Block Aon/Willis Towers Watson ‘Oligopoly’

The Department of Justice says Aon’s acquisition ‘would create a broking behemoth,’ breaking apart the ‘Big Three’ insurance brokers.

Judge Significantly Pares Down Claims in ERISA Excessive Fee Suit

Some claims against Konica Minolta and its 401(k) committee were moved forward but all claims against the company’s board were dismissed.

Health, Family, Purpose, Finances: ‘The New Four Pillars of Retirement’ 

Edward Jones and Age Wave say advisers should take a new approach to working with retirees by helping them determine what they want to do when they stop working.

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