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2020 Service Stars
Introducing the 2020 individual and team service representatives recognized for exceeding expectations in their support of plan sponsors
Administration
State and Local Pensions Share Their Own Best Practices
Respondents to an NCPERS survey shared success stories, strategies for reducing liabilities and “other” investments they use.
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2020 Best in Class 401(k) Plans
Administration
Getting SECURE Act’s Lifetime Income Provisions Right
Compliance
IRS Announces 2020 Contribution and Benefit Limits
Administration
Lockheed Martin Makes Pension Buyout Transaction
This is the third pension risk transfer action the company has implemented.
Products
Financial Engines, Alight Partner on Financial Planning, Investment Services
Financial Engines will now offer integrated financial planning and investment management services with a dedicated planner for employees of sponsors using AFA advisory services.
Market Mirror
Wednesday, the Dow was up 11.60 points (0.04%) at 28,734.45, the NASDAQ increased 5.48 points (0.06%) to 9,275.16, and the S&P 500 was down 2.84 points (0.09%) at 3,273.40. The Russell 2000 decreased 9.09 points (0.55%) to 1,649.22, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 35.48 points (0.11%) lower at 33,322.04.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 28/32, bringing its yield down to 1.588%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 1 29/32, decreasing its yield to 2.041%.
Opinions
How HSAs Can Help Boost Employee Productivity and Retirement Readiness
James Denison, HealthSavings, discusses how an investment-focused HSA can relieve employees’ stress about future finances, as well as help them save for future medial expenses.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1862, the U.S. Navy’s first ironclad warship, Monitor, was launched. In 1882, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born. In 1933, “The Lone Ranger” was heard on radio for the first time. In 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist. In 1958, Yves Saint Laurent, at age 22, held his first major fashion show in Paris. In 1958, the first two-way moving sidewalk was put in service at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. In 1972, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators were shot dead by British Army paratroopers in an event that became known as “Bloody Sunday.” In 1994, Peter Leko became the world’s youngest-ever grand master in chess. In 1995, researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced that clinical trials had demonstrated the effectiveness of the first preventative treatment for sickle cell anemia.
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