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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO January 26th, 2021
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Compliance
Compliance
Special coverage to help plan sponsors comply with their fiduciary duties.
Compliance
Senator Portman Announces Retirement, Eyes Final Reforms
Retirement industry practitioners will be eagerly watching the House and Senate for progress on the SECURE Act 2.0 and related legislation.
Most Read
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2021 Health Savings Account Survey
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2020 Recordkeeping Survey
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Addressing the Haves and Have-Nots in Retirement Savings
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403(b) Plan Sponsor Sued Over Excessive Fees and Underperforming Investments
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TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
SPONSORED BY: American Century Investments
COVID-19 Changes Will Affect EM Investment Opportunities Beyond Technology
New investment opportunities in emerging markets (EM) are resulting from the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on consumer behavior.
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow was down 36.98 points (0.12%) at 30,960.00, the NASDAQ closed 92.93 points (0.69%) higher at 13,635.99, and the S&P 500 increased 13.89 points (0.36%) to 3,855.36. The Russell 2000 decreased 5.49 points (0.25%) to 2,163.27, and the Wilshire 5000 was up 129.39 points (0.32%) at 40,913.03.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 5/32, decreasing its yield to 1.034%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 24/32, decreasing its yield to 1.793%.
Participants
Retirees and Near-Retirees Need an Annual Financial Checkup
Retirement plan sponsors can remind participants to review their finances and provide resources for them to do so.
Data and Research
Employers Continuing to Adjust Benefits in 2021
A Conrad Siegel report reveals challenges employers faced with their benefits in 2020 and what changes plan sponsors are making in the new year.
Products
Service Launches to Help Plan Sponsors Evaluate PEPs, PPPs
PEP-RFP.com offers three levels of service, from access to a database about pooled plan providers and their pooled employer plans to a full request for proposals process.
SPONSORED BY: Pacific Life
Pacific Life's Newest Podcast: The Wave Strength
Click to listen as Ahmet Kamil discusses The Secure Act and the provisions within this important piece of legislation. Catch the wave today!
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1784, in a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as the symbol of America. He wanted the symbol to be the turkey. In 1837, Michigan became the 26th state to join the United States. In 1861, Louisiana seceded from the Union. In 1870, the state of Virginia rejoined the Union. In 1875, George F. Green patented the electric dental drill for sawing, filing, dressing and polishing teeth. In 1934, the Apollo Theatre opened in New York City. In 1950, the Indian constitution took effect, making the Republic of India the most populous democracy in the world. Mohandas Gandhi struggled through decades of passive resistance before Britain finally accepted Indian independence. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Dr. Janet G. Travell as the first woman to be the “personal physician to the President.” In 2020, a helicopter carrying former pro basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others crashed in Calabasas, California, killing everyone on board.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: A football game can last four hours, but what is actually shown on TV during that time?
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