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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO January 25th, 2022
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Data and Research
Legislative Proposals Would Bolster Retirement Income Adequacy
Legislative Proposals Would Bolster Retirement Income Adequacy
An EBRI report finds five policy ideas and assumptions would likely slash retirement savings deficits.   
Research
2021 Best in Class DC Providers
This year’s Best in Class providers represent an evolving set of best practices.
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Data and Research
Health Care in Retirement Will Cost an Average of $315,000
Deals and People
Retirement Industry People Moves
Data and Research
401(k) vs. 403(b): Different Paths to Retirement Readiness
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow increased 99.13 points (0.29%) to 34,364.50, the Nasdaq gained 86.21 points (0.63%) to finish at 13,855.13, and the S&P 500 was up 12.19 points (0.28%) at 4,410.13. The Russell 2000 climbed 45.59 points (2.29%) to 2,033.51, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 235.45 points (0.53%) higher at 44,455.26.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was unchanged, with its yield up to 1.764%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 29/32, increasing its yield to 2.114%.
Compliance
Northwestern University Lawsuit Dismissal Reversed by Supreme Court
The new ruling states that Tibble v. Edison’s discussion of the continuing duty to monitor plan investments applies in the Hughes v. Northwestern University case.
One Lawsuit Settled, Another Filed Over Plan Investments in Fidelity TDFs
Both lawsuits argue that the index suit of the target-date funds would have been a better option for plan participants.
Products
USI Consulting Launches Retirement Readiness Tool
The Retirement Readiness Calculator Program is intended to bolster plan sponsors’ planning and retirement support resources.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1858, Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” was presented for the first time at the wedding of the daughter of Queen Victoria and the Crown Prince of Prussia. In 1890, the United Mine Workers of America was founded. In 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond was discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. In 1915, in New York, Alexander Graham Bell spoke to his assistant in San Francisco, inaugurating the first transcontinental telephone service. In 1924, the first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. In 1949, the first Emmys were presented at the Hollywood Athletic Club. In 1961, John F. Kennedy presented the first live presidential news conference from Washington, D.C. The event was carried on radio and television. In 1964, Nike was founded. The company was originally named Blue Ribbon Sports. In 1999, in Louisville, Kentucky, a man received the first hand transplant in the United States. In 2010, in Arlington, Texas, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame had its grand opening.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: Someone who is enthusiastic about how great something or someone is might describe it/them as “the best/greatest thing since sliced bread.” What is the origin of this phrase?
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