PLANSPONSOR Magazine

COVER

The Case for a Process

Litigation is an ever-present threat, but sponsors can lessen their plan’s exposure.

Insights |

Reading the Required Disclosures

Should a plan sponsor, beyond fulfilling its duty to get required documents to participants, try to ensure they read them,...
UpFront |

What the SECURE Act Does, and When

January 2020 Increases required minimum distribution age from 70.5 to 72 Allows penalty-free in-service withdrawal of up to $5,000 after birth or adoption of a child Expands the...
UpFront |

Survey Says

The Allowance–Respect-for-Money Connection We asked PLANSPONSOR NewsDash readers: If you received an allowance as a child, did your parents also help you manage it, and did you save...
UpFront |

TidBits

Where American Retirees* Get Their Income *60 years and older. Defined benefit pensions have a greater poverty-reducing effect than do defined contribution plans. This may be because recipients...
Industry Analysis |

Focus on Expense Ratios

Recent research from the Investment Company Institute finds 90% of 401(k) plan equity mutual fund assets were invested in mutual funds with expense ratios of less than 1%.
Rules/Regs |

The Climate Change Dilemma

As interest towards ESG investments increases, fiduciaries are questioning whether it's their duty to offer sustainable funds.
Awards |

In the Groove

These plans are in tune with industry innovation, oversight and participant needs.
Rules/Regs |

From Washington And the Courts

The Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS issues memorandum; The Supreme Court issues ruling in Intel ERISA lawsuit; IRS provides RMD relief; and more.
Wellness Strategies |

Ready As It Goes

An emergency savings plan can give employees financial confidence.
Total Benefits |

Income Insight

The SECURE Act will bring uniformity to lifetime income projections.
PS Coach |

Good Read

Summary plan descriptions become creative and easier to understand.
Executive Summary |

Research Driven

Lori Lucas’ road to EBRI has been fulfilling and challenging.
Inside Angle |

Safe Passage

How to confidently choose a lifetime-income provider, post-SECURE Act.
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