Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 14th, 2016
PLANSPONSOR National Conference 2016
Increasing Your Retirement Plan Acumen: Insight for plan fiduciaries
After a decade in Chicago, it is time for a new venue. Join us as the PLANSPONSOR National Conference moves to Washington, D.C., for its 2016 conference! As one of the only industry-wide events to bring together plan sponsors, retirement plan advisers and the providers that support plans and participants, we will now bring you even more insight from legislative, legal and policy thought leaders. The agenda—built from plan sponsor feedback and requests—will cover current trends and best practices, as well as future thinking about retirement plan design, participant engagement and education, investment options and solutions, and, of course, legislative and regulatory updates. Regardless of your retirement plan position—whether you work on the finance, Treasury or human resource (HR) side of the retirement plan—the 2016 PLANSPONSOR National Conference is right for you. By encompassing the entirety of the industry in its speakers and attendees, the PLANSPONSOR National Conference provides unrivaled insight and information that can be taken back to your office and used immediately to improve your business.
We look forward to having you join us in Washington this June. Remember, plan sponsors get free registration, so register today.Read more >
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Pre-Conference Workshops
On the morning of Wednesday, June 15, before the conference starts, PLANSPONSOR is hosting two pre-conference workshops: DC Plan Boot Camp and Best Practices in DB Plan Administration. These hands-on workshops offer additional educational opportunities for those plan sponsors who are looking to enhance their conference experience. The DC Plan Boot Camp is designed to educate those who are newer to 401(k) programs, or who simply want to catch up on the latest 401(k) structures, strategies and regulations. The Best Practices in DB Plan Administration workshop will address the current regulatory environment and discuss trends in both investing and de-risking. Registration for these events is also free for plan sponsors.
Will You Share Your Insight and Experience?
In 2016, we are excited to deliver more peer-to-peer perspectives from a variety of plan sponsors willing to share their experiences of what has worked—or not—at their plans. Plan sponsor attendees can learn from their peers—but in order to do that, we are on the search for willing plan sponsor panelists. So, we’d like to invite you as a participant in one of our many discussions throughout the three-day event.  Our attendees greatly value hearing from plan sponsors during these discussions and I appreciate your willingness to share your insight and expertise. If you are interested in speaking at the event, please review the agenda.Read more >
There are many topics and sessions to be discussed so feel free to find one that appears to be the best fit.  Please email Lucille Velander at by January 27 if you have interest in sharing your knowledge and expertise with your industry peers and let us know your preferred topic/conference session. If you do speak on a session we will provide you with one complementary night of accommodations at the conference hotel.
Education and Exchanging Ideas
The 2015 PLANSPONSOR National Conference was very successful in addressing issues with which plan sponsors may be struggling, educating about trends to help some catch up to their peers and improve participant outcomes, and providing forward-thinking ideas to present to retirement plan committees. You can see highlights of what was shared.Read more >
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