PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 18th, 2020

Greetings loyal readers! The 2020 PLANADVISER National Conference is just now wrapping up. We are thrilled with the audience participation in our first-ever all-digital conference. A huge thanks in due to all our sponsors, attendees and panelists. Below we have compiled coverage of some of the best session from the conference, with more to come next week. Have a great weekend!

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PANC 2020: Succession Planning, Mentorship and Practice Diversity
Because of its fundamental importance to American lives and livelihoods, panelists agreed, the workplace is the right place to nurture diversity and inclusion; they also agreed the adviser industry has a whole lot of work to do. Read more >
PANC 2020: Conflict Ahead
Reg BI, a new fiduciary rule proposal from the DOL and state-enacted fiduciary rules—what advisers should keep in mind. Read more >
PANC 2020: Washington Update
Retirement plan advisers were given ideas to consider and actions to take in response to new legislation, regulation and litigation. Read more >
PANC 2020: Best Practices for Virtual Meetings—and Avoiding Zoom Fatigue
Content, surroundings and technology preparation are important for creating client and committee meetings that keep everyone engaged. Read more >
PANC 2020: Building a Team—and a Culture—in a Virtual Environment
Advisers share tips on how to work effectively from home during the pandemic. Read more >
PANC 2020: Supporting Financial Wellness in the New Workplace
Financial wellness has taken on a new relevance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts share tips on how advisers can figure out how to offer access to best-in-breed programs to enrich overall benefits programs and participant outcomes. Read more >
PANC 2020: Is It Time to Re-evaluate TDFs?
There are a variety of TDF solutions to meet participants needs, so when should a custom solution be considered, and how do advisers evaluate TDFs in an unprecedented year for the markets? Read more >
PANC 2020: What’s Next for In-Plan Retirement Income?
The SECURE Act will inevitably lead to more sponsors inquiring about in-plan income options, and advisers need to be ready. Read more >
PANC 2020: Inside the Mind of the Small Business Owner
There are a few surprisingly common things advisers do that really alienate this key market segment.  Read more >
PANC 2020: Advisers Giving Back—Ideas for Getting Started
Advisers share how they started various types of philanthropic work. Read more >
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Warn Your Clients: Don’t Abuse Coronavirus Hardship Withdrawals
Though retirement plans can allow individuals to self-certify that they qualify for a penalty-free coronavirus-related distribution, should the IRS discover otherwise during a future audit, a participant can be subject to substantial penalties.
Retirement Industry Cheers New ‘Securing a Strong Retirement Act’

The bipartisan piece of legislation includes provisions that have long been popular among retirement industry stakeholders, including the elimination of barriers to allow greater use of lifetime income products.

Gen X Facing the Stark Reality of Retirement

More than any other generation, its members are receptive to in-plan guarantees.

IRS Announces Contribution and Benefit Limits for 2021

The limit on contributions by employees who participate in 401(k)s, 403(b)s and most 457 plans remains unchanged at $19,500.

A New World and New Opportunities for Alpha
Pandemic-driven volatility has once again highlighted the relative virtues of active and passive management.
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