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March 17th, 2017

Lawsuits May Help Define How ERISA Polices Fees and Prudence

Many of the recent legal challenges may appear similar on their face, but the underlying allegations can vary significantly in terms of how they actually apply and test Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) standards.Read more >

Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans Generating Less Income

Researchers from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College note the shift from a defined benefit (DB) employer-sponsored retirement plan landscape to a defined contribution (DC) plan landscape and generally found the shift has resulted in a decline in income replacement rates.Read more >
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Prudential Aims to Gauge Retirement Plan ROI

Every year, plan sponsors pump millions of dollars into retirement plans in an effort to help participants retire comfortably when they want to. Gauging the return on investment (ROI) of these plans and determining whether the plan design is meeting desired results can be difficult. Prudential Retirement is attempting to facilitate both objectives with a new solution called PruNOW. The tool gathers millions of data points to determine participant actions and identify plan-design flaws, while offering solutions.Read more >

Empower Launches Campaign to Engage Millennials in Retirement Savings

Empower Retirement is employing a new social media video campaign to provide Millennial retirement savers (those born during the 1980’s and early 1990’s) with an entertaining impetus to start saving for retirement if they haven’t done so, or to increase their retirement savings wherever possible. Videos illustrate fun scenarios that highlight some questionable reasons Millennials might give to explain why they’ve put off saving for retirement.Read more >

Break from the Grind: Work Intrudes on Sleep

Nearly half of all workers (47%) say thinking about work keeps them up at night, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Some workers can’t escape work even in their sleep and report some of their craziest work-related dreams.Read more >

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

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