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January 29th, 2019

2019 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists

PLANSPONSOR is pleased to announce Plan Sponsor of the Year award finalists in the Nonprofit DC < $250MM and Nonprofit DC > $250MM categories.Read more >

Nondiscrimination Testing Part II: Test Methods and Corrections

Retirement plan sponsors need to understand what nondiscrimination tests compare and how to correct failed tests.Read more >

The Effect of Market Volatility on Millennials’ Retirement Savings

Millennials need to understand their longer investing time horizon allows them to handle more market risk and even provides certain opportunities for saving for retirement.Read more >

DOL Invites Correction for Failure to Timely Remit Contributions

An update from law firm Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. says that based on reviews of Form 5500s, the DOL’s Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) is sending “no action” letters to plan sponsors.Read more >
Do ERISA Cutback Provisions Apply to 403(b)s?
“I work with a governmental non-Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) 403(b) plan that is contemplating a number of retirement plan changes, some of which I am concerned might result in a cutback in protected benefits under Code Section 411(d)(6). Do the Experts have any thoughts in this regard?”Read more >

DC Plan Sponsors Want Retirees/Terminated Employees to Remain in Their Plans

Alight’s “2019 Top Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing: Building on the Part, Working Toward the Future,” looks at how retirement plans have changed since it first conducted its survey of employers 10 years ago, as well as retirement plan sponsors’ top goals for their plans in 2019. The top three goals for 2019 include expanding financial wellbeing programs, keeping retirees’ assets in the plan and locating missing participants. Sixty-one percent say the threat of lawsuits prevents them from being more innovative with their defined contribution (DC) plan.Read more >

intellicents adds to Financial Wellness Program

The advisory firm has introduced intellicents university, with courses for employers, employees and retirees.Read more >

Great-West Sells Life and Annuity Business, Will Focus on Retirement and Investment Divisions

“Through Empower Retirement and Great-West Investments, we will have the opportunity to further our leadership position in the defined contribution retirement market and bolster our position in markets for investments and wealth management,” a representative told PLANSPONSOR.Read more >

Voya Launches Health Savings and Spending Account Solutions

Voya health savings account (HSA) account holders with $2,000 or more in their HSA may choose to actively manage their account and select their investment options within their HSA.Read more >

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

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