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Data and Research
Report Suggests Ways to Improve Retirement Readiness
Report Suggests Ways to Improve Retirement Readiness
Greater support from plan sponsors and lawmakers is needed to bolster individuals’ retirement readiness in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on retirement security.
Administration
Equity in Employee Benefits Communications
Tips to ensure benefits communications reach all employees.
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Compliance
Bills to Nullify the Retirement Security Rule Proposed in Congress
Administration
Dealing with Stress, Burnout in the HR, Benefits Department
Deals and People
BlackRock’s Retirement Head Ackerley Moving to Adviser Role
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow was up 560.54 points (1.60%) at 35,492.70, the Nasdaq gained 360.14 points (2.40%) to finish at 15,341.09, and the S&P 500 increased 81.21 points (1.78%) to 4649.23. The Russell 2000 climbed 63.07 points (2.95%) to 2,202.95, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 952.56 points (2.05%) higher at 47,392.08.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 4/32, increasing its yield to 1.475%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 27/32, bringing its yield up to 1.878%.
Benefits
Improving Equity in Employee Health Benefits
Employers can take steps to ensure all employees are able to experience the same level of care.
Improving Equity in Financial Benefits
Retirement plan design changes can help close some equity gaps, but plan sponsors should first address differences in overall financial health among their employee demographics.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1894, the Amateur Golf Association of the United States—later renamed the United States Golf Association—was formed in New York to govern the sport. In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first X-ray, of his wife’s hand. In 1956, Colo, the first gorilla to be born in captivity, was born at the Columbus, Ohio zoo. In 1989, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was reopened, signifying the reunification of East and West Germany.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”—William James, American philosopher, historian and psychologist
Industry Intel Roundup—Thought Leadership
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring content from thought leadership authorities. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
SPONSORED BY: MFS Investment Management
Understanding the Drivers of Retirement Confidence

In this retirement insight, MFS shares the responses from U.S. participants in three sections: market event impacts, retirement confidence and the power of quality advice.

SPONSORED BY: Principal Financial Group
Navigating pension risk in today’s economic climate

A recent white paper from Principal® provides insights on how the current economic environment has impacted pension plan funding ratios and resulted in opportunities to consider new risk management strategies.

SPONSORED BY: Marsh McLennan Agency
Integrating Benefits for Employees’ Overall Well-Being
“Beyond basic insurance coverage, employees want support for their holistic well-being, encompassing physical, mental and financial health, as well as promoting a healthy work-life balance,” says Rich Cordova, senior vice president of retirement services and practice leader at Marsh McLennan Agency. How can employers meet the needs of employees and attract and retain important staff?...
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