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November 18th, 2014

Can Delaying Social Security Be Incentivized?

Reduced benefits for
life doesn’t sound like much of a deal, but that’s what most people opt for
when they decide to take Social Security benefits early. Read more >

Asset Management Fees Matter for Performance

A Segal Rogerscasey
report concludes that fees paid to asset managers matter, and higher fees tend
to result in lower net results. Read more >

Retirement Savings Delays Add Up

Research from the
Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) shows postponing retirement plan salary
deferrals by five to 10 years can reduce total retirement income by nearly 25%. Read more >

Form 5500 Precision Is All in the Details

Sometimes, Form 5500 errors can come down to
something as simple as a single number. Here are some goofs for retirement plan
sponsors to keep an eye out for. Read more >

IRS to Discuss Definitions of Compensation

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is hosting a
webinar about the definitions of compensation used in retirement plans. Read more >

Which Occupation Is Concentrated in Your State?

It may come as no surprise that California has a
high proportion of actors in the country, but would you have guessed that
subway operators are highly concentrated in Maryland? Read more >

Missing Spouses as Beneficiaries

One of
our new employees told us she does not wish to name her spouse as beneficiary
of her retirement plan benefit. When we informed here of the spousal consent
requirements for the qualified preretirement survivor annuity, she explained
that she would be happy to obtain the consent of her spouse, but that she has
not seen him in more than 10  years and
knows nothing of his whereabouts, even though they are technically married. Is
there any recourse for her, or is she ‘stuck’ with naming the spouse as
beneficiary?”
Read more >
ASK THE EXPERTS
Groom Law Group and Cammack Retirement Group will field your questions concerning 403(b) plans and regulations. Email rebecca.moore@issgovernance.com with Subject Ask the Experts

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@issgovernance.com

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