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SPARK Finds E-Delivery of Retirement Plan Communications Could Improve Retirement Readiness
It found cost savings would accrue to plan participants in the form of lower fees and greater investment growth over time, improving retirement security by up to 9%.
Following Up on HSAs After Open Enrollment
Educating employees about health savings accounts can help them maximize their benefit.
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New Retirement Bill Amending ERISA Introduced in Congress
Pensions Will Recoup Losses From Allianz Structured Alpha Investments
Deals and People
Retirement Industry People Moves
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow fell 105.46 points (0.38%) to 27,909.60, the NASDAQ closed 34.70 points (0.40%) lower at 8,621.83, and the S&P 500 decreased 9.95 points (0.32%) to 3,135.96. The Russell 2000 was down 4.22 points (0.26%) at 1,629.62, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 89.80 points (0.28%) to finish at 31,949.18.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 1.826%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 4/32, bringing its yield down to 2.266%.
Compensation and Benefit Limits Affected by Short Plan Year
If a short plan year is created when a plan is amended, terminates or is newly adopted, proration of the Internal Revenue Code annual compensation dollar limit and limit on DC plan additions will be needed.
Intel Case Parties Present Different Sides About ‘Actual Knowledge’ to Supreme Court
There was substantial discussion of Intel’s argument about how the statute of limitations provision read when ERISA was originally written.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1690, a failed attack on Quebec and subsequent near-mutiny forced the Massachusetts Bay Colony to issue the first paper currency in the history of the Western Hemisphere. In 1817, Mississippi was admitted to the Union as the 20th American state. In 1869, women were granted the right to vote in the Wyoming Territory. In 1898, a treaty was signed in Paris that officially ended the Spanish-American War. Also, Cuba became independent of Spain. In 1901, the first Nobel prizes were awarded. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping mediate an end to the Russo-Japanese War. In 1920, the Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to President Woodrow Wilson for his work in ending the First World War and creating the League of Nations. In 1931, Jane Addams, a notable figure in the history of social work and women’s suffrage in the United States and an advocate for world peace, became a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. She was the first American woman to do so. In 1941, Japan invaded the Philippines. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted its Universal Declaration on Human Rights. In 1950, Dr. Ralph J. Bunche was presented the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the first African-American to receive the award. Bunche was awarded the prize for his efforts in mediation between Israel and neighboring Arab states. In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person to receive the award. In 1996, South Africa’s President Mandela signed into law a new democratic constitution, completing the country’s transition from white-minority rule to a non-racial democracy. In 1998, six astronauts opened the doors to the new international space station 250 miles above the Earth’s surface.
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Which film topped the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Best Films of all time in both 1997 and 2007?
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