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Administration & Governance | Outsourcing
Administrative Assistance
Administrative Assistance
What 3(16) fiduciary responsibility means and how outsourcing it works.
Products
BPAS ‘Solutions Squad’ to Help on Technical Matters
It can also provide resources to help in working with legal counsel, accounting firms and regulators.
Most Read

2021 Health Savings Account Survey
Data and Research
Health Care Costs in Retirement Remain a Top Stressor

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
SPONSORED BY: Fidelity Investments
Description: PODCAST: The Power Of
Join Fidelity and our guests as we explore the ideas and actions that give us the power to make better decisions about our work, finances, health care, and lives.
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow increased 64.35 points (0.20%) to 31,522.75, the Nasdaq closed 47.98 points (0.34%) lower at 14,047.50, and the S&P 500 was down 2.24 points (0.06%) at 3,932.59. The Russell 2000 lost 16.47 points (0.72%) to finish at 2,272.89, and the Wilshire 5000 decreased 70.04 points (0.17%) to 42,029.81.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 30/32, bringing its yield up to 1.300%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 6/32, increasing its yield to 2.090%.
Compliance
No Entitlement to Summary Judgment in Lowe’s ERISA Case
There are so many arguments back and forth in a case alleging imprudence in investment choices for Lowe’s 401(k) plan that a judge said no one is entitled to summary judgment.
Washington Watchers See Good Prospects for Further Retirement Reforms
Among the potential retirement policy solutions that could become law in 2021 is a provision to allow 403(b) plans to access collective investment trusts, which can be beneficial for more than just their low fees.
Small Talk
Both new and experienced remote employees struggle with motivation, a survey found. The survey also revealed remote work has employees desiring different perks from their employers and dress codes when working remotely have changed since before the pandemic.
ON THIS DATE: In 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected the third president of the United States. In 1820, the Senate passed the Missouri Compromise, containing restriction on slavery in other western territories. In 1924, swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 100-yard freestyle. He did it with a time of 57.4 seconds in Miami, Florida. In 1933, “Newsweek” was first published. In 1934, the first high school automobile driver’s education course was introduced in State College, Pennsylvania. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that congressional districts within each state had to be approximately equal in population. (Westberry v. Sanders). In 1996, in the final game of a six-game match, world chess champion Garry Kasparov triumphed over Deep Blue, IBM’s chess-playing computer, and won the match, 4-2. In 2005, President George W. Bush named John Negroponte as the first national intelligence director.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”—John F. Kennedy
Industry Intel Roundup—Featured White Paper
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring white papers offering key insights and analysis about the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
SPONSORED BY: Invesco
Watch your language: Rethinking how we communicate with participants
Learn more from our three key insights on how to communicate with participants.
SPONSORED BY: American Century Investments
The Transition Risk Zone
Where Retirement Perception and Reality Diverge
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