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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO December 31st, 2020
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The Case for a Process
The Case for a Process
Litigation is an ever-present threat, but sponsors can lessen their plan’s exposure.
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2020 Plan Sponsor of the Year Winners
We recognize the winners in 10 categories of plans.
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Compliance
SECURE Act 2.0 Passed Unanimously by Ways and Means Committee

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
Opinions
How to Tell If You’re Paying Reasonable Fees for Actuarial Services
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow closed 73.89 points (0.24%) higher at 30,409.56, the NASDAQ increased 19.78 points (0.15%) to 12,870.00, and the S&P 500 was up 5.00 points (0.13%) at 3,732.04. The Russell 2000 fell 23.96 points (1.20%) to 1,979.99, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 100.65 points (0.26%) to finish at 39,301.25.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 0.926%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 26/32, bringing its yield down to 1.661%.
Deals and People
2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year Nominations Are Open
Nominations may be made by providers, advisers, consultants, actuaries, attorneys, third-party administrators (TPAs), employees and colleagues, or, you can even nominate yourself.
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The Savings Hierarchy
Participants must take stock of their options, to maximize savings.
The Road Ahead
What plan ­sponsors should ­evaluate once the immediate crisis ends.
Revisiting Wellness
How to present financial subjects in a light that engages employees now.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act admitting West Virginia to the Union. In 1879, Thomas Edison gave his first public demonstration of incandescent lighting to an audience in Menlo Park, New Jersey. In 1891, New York’s new Immigration Depot was opened at Ellis Island, to provide improved facilities for the massive numbers of arrivals. In 1897, Brooklyn, New York, spent its last day as a separate entity before becoming part of New York City. In 1929, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians played “Auld Lang Syne” as a New Year’s Eve song for the first time. In 1946, President Harry Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War II. In 1985, former teen idol Rick Nelson died in plane crash in De Kalb, Texas. In 1999, the United States, in accordance with the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, officially handed over control of the Panama Canal, putting the strategic waterway into Panamanian hands for the first time.

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