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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO February 23rd, 2021
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Events
What’s on the Minds of Plan Sponsors
What’s on the Minds of Plan Sponsors
To assist plan sponsors with decisions for 2021, PLANSPONSOR is hosting a one-day forum to address specific areas of retirement program design that may be presenting the biggest challenges. Hear what research has determined about plan sponsors’ priorities—including those that are ongoing and those that have been newly shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to your peers discuss defined contribution (DC) plan investment menus, financial wellness programs and retirement income. These discussions will help you craft benefits that serve the needs of your unique workforce and help you meet your fiduciary duties. Register today to attend.
Products
Prudential’s Financial Wellness Offering Now Includes Caregiving Resources
The firm notes that the coronavirus pandemic has added to the burden many caregivers bear and created more caregivers.
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2021 Health Savings Account Survey

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
Compliance
403(b) Plan Sponsor Sued Over Excessive Fees and Underperforming Investments
SPONSORED BY: Fidelity
Competing or Complementary? The connection between ESPPs and 401(k)s
ESPPs 101: Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPPs) provide a broad base of employees the opportunity to purchase company stock. Learn More.
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow was up 27.37 points (0.09%) at 31,521.69, the Nasdaq fell 341.42 points (2.46%) to 13,533.05, and the S&P 500 closed 30.21 points (0.77%) lower at 3,876.50. The Russell 2000 decreased 15.62 points (0.69%) to 2,251.07, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 430.80 points (1.03%) to finish at 41,316.46.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 23/32, bringing its yield up to 1.359%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 1/32, increasing its yield to 2.184%.
Compliance
Legislation Offers Flexibility for FSAs
An IRS notice clarifies rules regarding elections without a qualifying event, an extended grace period for unused amounts and other provisions included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1821, the Philadelphia College of Apothecaries established the first pharmacy college. In 1836, in San Antonio, Texas, the siege of the Alamo began. In 1874, Walter Winfield patented a game called “sphairistike.” More widely known as lawn tennis. In 1868, William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A brilliant scholar, Du Bois was an influential proponent of civil rights. In 1896, the Tootsie Roll was introduced by Leo Hirshfield. In 1904, the U.S. acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million. In 1940, Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio” was released. In 1945, during the Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division took the crest of Mount Suribachi, the island’s highest peak and most strategic position, and raised the U.S. flag. Marine photographer Louis Lowery was with them and recorded the event. In 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received the first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. In 1963, the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It prohibited poll taxes in federal elections. In 1968, Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers) became the first player to score 25,000 career points in the NBA.
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