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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO April 13th, 2022
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UpFront
A ‘Snapshot’ of Updated Hardship Rules
A ‘Snapshot’ of Updated Hardship Rules
The Department of Labor clarifies what plan sponsors must do to be in compliance.
Benefits
Comptroller Says MyCTSavings Is Important Part of Retirement System Framework
Employers tout the savings opportunity and administrative help the state-run program provides.
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Data and Research
The Growing Interest in Guaranteed Income Options
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Data and Research
Emergency Savings Programs Boost Retirement Outcomes
ECONOMIC EVENTS
In March, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 1.2%, seasonally adjusted, and rose 8.5% over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.3% in March, SA; up 6.5% over the year, NSA.

Real average hourly earnings for all employees decreased 0.8% in March, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 0.4% and CPI-U increased 1.2%. Real average weekly earnings decreased 1.1% over the month.
MARKET MIRROR
Tuesday, the Dow fell 87.72 points (0.26%) to 34,220.36, the Nasdaq closed 40.38 points (0.30%) lower at 13,371.57, and the S&P 500 decreased 15.08 points (0.34%) to 4,397.45. The Russell 2000 was up 6.61 points (0.33%) at 1,986.94, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 86.88 points (0.20%) to finish at 44,124.82.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 5/32, decreasing its yield to 2.722%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 2.812%. 
Compliance
Appeals Court Says Salesforce Lawsuit Can Continue
A federal appeals court judge has reversed and remanded lower court rulings for further proceedings
Products
Benefits Broker Introduces Platform to Explore Various Benefit Offerings
With the Nava Benefits Search Engine, employers can browse more than 600 benefits offerings of all types and find unbiased reviews, benchmarking data and more.
SMALL TALK
ON THIS DATE: In 1860, the first mail was delivered via Pony Express when a westbound rider arrived in Sacremento, California, from St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was officially incorporated in New York City. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial. In 1954, Hank Aaron debuted with the Milwaukee Braves. In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first Black person to win an Oscar for best actor. It was for his role in the movie “Lilies of the Field.” In 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing. In 1976, the U.S. Federal Reserve introduced $2 bicentennial notes. In 1997, Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21. He also set a record when he finished at 18 under par. In 1998, NationsBank and BankAmerica announced a $62.5 billion merger, creating the country’s first coast-to-coast bank.


WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”—Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher
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