PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending December 23rd, 2016
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Compliance
Expect More Varied ERISA Litigation in 2017
Aside from traditional allegations of excessive fees and mismanagement of company stock, ERISA litigation in 2016 included challenges to fund types, fiduciary processes and provider arrangements; expect more to come. Read more >
Compliance
Tibble vs Edison Still Being Fought in Federal Courts
After multiple trips through the district and appellate court systems and consideration by the Supreme Court on multiple occasions, Tibble vs Edison took another step forward today. Read more >
Client Service
DC Industry Changes Will Remain Even if DOL Rule Reversed
Broadridge identified three trends driving change in the retirement industry that it says will remain regardless of what happens to the DOL fiduciary rule. Read more >
Client Service
Benefits of HSAs Key to Holistic Retirement Planning
Health savings accounts remained an increasing area of focus for readers of PLANADVISER during 2016. Read more >
Investing
TDF Market Center of DC Industry Growth and Innovation
Combining an active investment approach with passive within the TDF can generate alpha when possible while also addressing cost concerns. 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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