PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 4th, 2020

PLANADVISER publishes the bulk of our news content online, but we are also proud to continue presenting our bimonthly print edition. Complementing our online news, the print edition contains extensive analysis of the most important industry events and market trends. We also present our own proprietary research and columns from leading ERISA attorneys. Find some of our latest “print coverage” linked below.

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Four Things to Know About Changes to Employer Contributions
Advisers can play an important role in helping plan sponsors understand the options available to them, as well as the impact of making certain plan changes. 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 >
Financial Wellness in the Age of Pandemics
Pandemics are not only a public health crisis, but also a crisis of employee confidence. Tech-savvy advisers and employers can help. Read more >
Evaluating Reg BI Compliance
Five takeaways from an OCIE Risk Alert. Read more >
Client Relationship Summary
Who exactly needs to receive a Form CRS? Read more >
Investment Advice Revisited
A new proposal introduces a broad exemption for advisers. Read more >
DOL Gives Private-Equity Guidance
401(k) plans may include the strategy as part of a diversified fund. Read more >
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Stimulus Bill Extends Some Provisions of the CARES Act

It also provides a way for retirement plan sponsors to avoid a partial plan termination.

Coronavirus Hardship Withdrawals, Taxes and Your Retirement Plan Clients
Coronavirus-related withdrawals made in 2020 were a financial lifeline for some, but they could also turn into a major tax headache for others.
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.
Many Near-Retirees Don't Understand Social Security Benefits

More than one-third failed a basic Social Security quiz administered by MassMutual.

The Most Common Retirement Plan Testing Mistakes

By alerting plan sponsors to the issues they see most often, advisers can help their clients navigate IRS testing rules.

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