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Plan Sponsors: Act Now to Link Student Loan Forgiveness and Retirement
Plan Sponsors: Act Now to Link Student Loan Forgiveness and Retirement
Alight Solutions offers tactics for plan sponsors to boost workers’ 401(k) deferrals following the president’s student loan forgiveness announcement.
Select 401(k) Balances Declined with Market in Second Quarter
According to a Charles Schwab report, average balances across all self-directed brokerage accounts finished 19% lower than a year ago.
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Voya Keeps Building Government Markets Team With Rehire
Data and Research
Unplanned Financial Challenges Continue to Plague US Workers’ Retirement Savings
Is the UAW’s Demand for Return of Pensions a Realistic Ask?
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased in August, following three consecutive monthly declines. The Index now stands at 103.2, up from 95.3 in July. The Present Situation Index—based on consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market conditions—improved to 145.4 from 139.7 last month. The Expectations Index—based on consumers’ short-term outlook for income, business, and labor market conditions—increased to 75.1 from 65.6.
Tuesday, the Dow dropped 308.12 points (0.96%) to close at 31,790.87, the Nasdaq lost 134.53 points (1.12%) to 11,883.14 and the S&P 500 sagged 44.46 points (1.10%)to close at 3,986.17. The Russell 2000 lost 27.35 points (1.45%) to 1,855.59 and the Wilshire 5000 was down 457.39 points (1.13%) to close at 39,855.86.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 1/32 bringing the yield up to 3.120%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 2/32 bringing the yield to 3.233%.
Why Plan Sponsors May Want To Evaluate Their Recordkeeper's Partners
The employer’s role in plan participants’ retirement saving process has broadened.
Lawsuit Cites 401(k) Plan Omission of Target-Date Funds Among Problems
The target of a new Employee Retirement Income Security Act case is a plan sponsor with more than 20,000 participants that ‘periodically’ reviewed the plan’s investment options to ensure they were suitable, according to a complaint. 
How Do We Treat Rehires in an Auto-Enrolled 403(b) Plan?
“Our 403(b) plan is an automatic contribution arrangement (ACA), or auto-enrolled plan. However, our plan is NOT an Eligible Automatic Contribution Arrangement (EACA) or a Qualified Automatic Contribution Arrangement (QACA), primarily because we only enroll new hires, and not existing employees. My question is, how do we treat rehires in such an arrangement? Should we auto-enroll them as new hires, or treat them as existing employees who we would not auto enroll?”
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ON THIS DATE: In 1852, the first pre-stamped envelopes were created under federal law. In 1864, during the Civil War, the Confederate evacuation of Atlanta began, shortly before Union Army troops led by William Tecumseh Sherman occupied the city. In 1897, Thomas Edison received a patent for his movie camera, the Kinetograph. Edison had developed the camera and its viewer in the early 1890s and staged several demonstrations. In 1888, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was discovered in the Whitechapel district of London’s East End, and many believe she was the first victim of Jack the Ripper. In 1955, William G. Cobb of the General Motors Corp. demonstrated his 15-inch-long “Sunmobile,” the world’s first solar-powered automobile, at the General Motors Powerama auto show held in Chicago. In 1962, the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago declared independence from Britain. In 1991, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan declared independence from the Soviet Union. In 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales—“the People’s Princess”—died in a car crash in Paris. In 2016, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office after the country’s Senate found her guilty of having used state bank funds to cover up a budget deficit in the run-up to her reelection in 2014. 
Industry Intel Roundup
Delay on Catch-Up Provision Allows Employers to Explore Optional SECURE 2.0 Features

When assessing optional provisions like emergency savings and student loan matching, Vanguards David Stinnett says plan sponsors should take a data-driven approach. 

Investment Product and Service Launches

Hartford announces 1st private-equity-focused fund; launches Advisor Brand Builder; Lincoln Financial introduces LincSmart.

Delta Debuts Financial Wellness Program for Non-US Employees

In a partnership with Nudge Global, Delta will offer a new financial education program and reward workers with the local equivalent of $1,000.

Democrats Introduce Bill to Protect Social Security Benefits From Student Loan Garnishment

Student loan payments are set to restart in October, and some collecting Social Security could soon see their benefits garnished.

Is the UAW’s Demand for Return of Pensions a Realistic Ask?

In addition to wage increases and an end to wage tiers, the United Auto Workers are demanding the return of defined benefit pension plans, as well as retiree health care coverage.

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