Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
October 2nd, 2019

Social Security Education a Must-Have for Retirement Plan Participants

On average, people incorrectly think they will be eligible for full benefits at age 63, and 26% think that even if they claim early and receive lower benefits, these benefits will rise once they reach full retirement age.Read more >
Ask the Experts
401(k) Fiduciary Litigation – Still Chaotic
Michael Barry, president of O3 Plan Advisory Services LLC, discusses how differing views by courts in various ERISA cases results in no clear guidance.Read more >
Plan Sponsor Choice of Compensation Definition
Experts from Groom Law Group and Cammack Retirement Group answer questions concerning 403(b) plans and regulations.Read more >
One Way to Support Older Workers Who Aren’t Ready to Retire
Tricia Blazier, with Allsup, discusses a way for employers to address older workers’ health benefits concerns.Read more >
EARN Act Clears Senate Finance Committee
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Plaintiffs Rebuffed by Appeals Court in Active Management Lawsuit
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2019 PLANSPONSOR Defined Contribution Survey Open
Sponsors of defined contribution plans are invited to respond to our annual DC Survey. The survey is our largest and most important research project of the year, but we need your help for it to be a success. Please consider responding by the newly extended deadline: October 11, 2019. Read more >
From the Magazine
Does Match Frequency Matter?
In 2018, the majority of plan sponsors (81%) matched participant deferrals on a per-pay-period basis, while a small percentage (14%) continued to deposit matches on an annual basis. This got us wondering: Do less frequent matches appreciably affect participants’ savings?Read more >
Schwab Arbitration Ruling Leaves Unanswered Questions
The effect of the 9th Circuit decision on ERISA lawsuits is uncertain, and arbitration is not the perfect option plan sponsors may think.Read more >
Market Mirror

Tuesday, the Dow tumbled by 343.79 points (1.28%) to 26,573.04, the NASDAQ was down by 90.65 points (1.13%) for a 7,908.69 close, and the S&P 500 was down by 36.49 points (1.23%) to finish at 2,940.25. The Russell 2000 declined by 29.94 points (1.97%) to a 1,493.43 finish, and the Wilshire 5000 took a 536.03 point hit (1.77%) to end at 29,815.90. The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up by 3/32, lowering its yield to 1.636%, and the price of the 30-year Treasury bond was also up, by 4/32, pushing its yield down to 2.094%.

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Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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