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What Makes a Participant Website Inviting
What Makes a Participant Website Inviting
The generations divide on the features they’d like, but everyone wants accessibility.
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Compensation Limit for 457(b) Plans
“Is there a 457(b) compensation limit that is similar to the Code Section 401(a)(17) compensation limit for 401(k) and 403(b) plans ($305,000 in 2022)?”
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Administration
Participants Will Need Support to Understand Lifetime Income Projections
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2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow lost 433.28 points (1.23%) to finish at 34,932.16, the Nasdaq closed 188.74 points (1.24%) lower at 14,980.94, and the S&P 500 decreased 52.62 points (1.14%) to 4,568.02. The Russell 2000 was down 34.06 points (1.57%) at 2,139.87, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 588.82 points (1.25%) to 46,439.50.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 1.426%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 31/32, bringing its yield up to 1.855%.
Compliance
Nokia of America Among Latest Targets of ERISA Excessive Fee Suits
The lawsuit against the company claims that, in some cases, expense ratios for the plan’s funds were 364% above the median.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1620, the “Mayflower”, and its passengers, pilgrims from England, arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 1898, scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered the radioactive element radium. In 1891, 30-year-old James Naismith introduced the first game of basketball. Based on 13 rules created by Naismith, the game was tested by 18 students at the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1937, Walt Disney debuted the first, full-length, animated feature in Hollywood, California. The movie was “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” In 1945, U.S. Gen. George S. Patton died in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident. In 1951, Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement from major league baseball. 1968 – Apollo 8 was launched on a mission to orbit the moon. In 1971, the United Arab Emirates was formed. The union of six small Gulf kingdoms—to which a seventh was soon added—created a small state with an outsized role in the global economy. In 1998, the first vaccine for Lyme disease was approved. In 2012, the music video for “Gangnam Style,” a song by the Korean rapper Psy, became the first YouTube video to garner one billion views.
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