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September 20th, 2016

What the Election Outcome Could Mean for Employee Benefits

Bruce Ashton, partner at Drinker, Biddle and Reath LLP, shared his thoughts at the 2016 PLANADVISER National Conference about what the outcome of the presidential election could mean for the employee benefits industry.Read more >

Transamerica Launches Higher Education Multiple Employer 403(b) Plan

The plan helps private colleges and universities simplify plan administration, manage fiduciary responsibilities, take advantage of expert plan management, and receive economies of scale in administrative and investment pricing.Read more >

Participant Files Suit Over Advisory Fee Breakdown

A retirement plan participant accuses a well-known plan provider of delivering “no material services” in connection with certain advisory fees.Read more >
Will Deferral Limits Rise for 2017?
“I’ve already read some estimates that the current 402(g) limit on retirement plan elective deferrals will rise $500 in 2017, to $18,500, while the age-50 catch-up will remain unchanged at $6,000. Is this accurate?”Read more >

ICMA-RC Adds Retirement Virtual Reality to Mobile App

The financial services company is enhancing its mobile app with virtual reality and animation features.Read more >

VALIC Expands Leadership Team

VALIC, a retirement plan provider for various not-for-profit organizations, expanded its senior leadership team with two new hires: Barbara Rayll joins as vice president of product and solutions management, and Steve Smith comes to the firm as managing vice president of business development.Read more >

MassMutual Boosts Fiduciary Support for Sponsors

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) is expanding its fiduciary support services for retirement plan investment selection and monitoring. Tina Wilson, senior vice president for investment solutions innovation, says the service expansion features new “voice of the customer feedback” from employers and financial advisers and is designed to deliver “more options, more choices and more customization.”Read more >

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

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