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Data and Research
Lower-Income Workers Benefit the Most From Auto-Portability
Lower-Income Workers Benefit the Most From Auto-Portability
Research suggests that keeping retirement plan savings in tax-advantaged accounts, using auto-portability, can help to close the wealth gap.
Ask the Experts
Maximum Deferral When a 401(a), 403(b) and 457(b) Are Offered
“Our public university sponsors a 401(a) defined contribution plan, as well as 403(b) and 457(b) plans. The majority of our employees are eligible for all three. What is the maximum elective deferral that an employee eligible for all three plans can make for 2022?”
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Data and Research
The Growing Interest in Guaranteed Income Options
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Data and Research
Emergency Savings Programs Boost Retirement Outcomes
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow gained 371.65 points (1.06%) to finish at 35,462.78, the Nasdaq closed 178.79 points (1.28%) higher at 14,194.46, and the S&P 500 increased 37.67 points (0.84%) to 4,521.54. The Russell 2000 was up 32.77 points (1.63%) at 2,045.37, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 436.27 points (0.97%) to 45,572.02.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 26/32, bringing its yield up to 1.963%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 30/32, increasing its yield to 2.260%.
Data and Research
HSA Enrollment Trends Expected to Reverse
EBRI cites studies that show enrollment in HSA-eligible health plans has slowed and is now decreasing.  
Having a Written Financial Plan Improves Savings and Asset Allocation
Research suggests written plans might especially help low- to moderate-income employees save more.
Small Talk
Financial stability is important in a mate. Respondents to two surveys weigh in on how long it takes to be comfortable talking about finances and the worst type of money problems for relationships.
ON THIS DATE: In 1773, future President William Henry Harrison was born on the Berkeley Plantation in Virginia. In 1825, as no presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to elect John Quincy Adams, who won fewer votes than Andrew Jackson in the popular election, as president of the United States. In 1861, the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America elected Jefferson Davis as its president. In 1870, the United States Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress. The bureau is officially known as the National Weather Service (NWS). In 1942, daylight-saving “War Time” went into effect in the U.S. In 1960, the official groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first star to be dedicated on the historic walkway belonged to the actress Joanne Woodward, an Academy Award winner for The Three Faces of Eve (1957). In 1964, America met the Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” In 1971, pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige became the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1997, “The Simpsons” became the longest-running prime-time animated series. “The Flintstones” held the record previously.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “Love implies anger. The [person] who is angered by nothing cares about nothing.”—Edward Abbey, American author and environmental activist
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.
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Considering COLI in a Tight Labor Market
Interview with David Mohr, Head of COLI Sales and Distribution at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual)
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