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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO January 5th, 2022
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Administration
Considerations to Help DC Plan Sponsors Regroup for the New Year
Considerations to Help DC Plan Sponsors Regroup for the New Year
Mercer says delving into participant data and keeping up with new product offerings, legislation and regulations can help plan sponsors improve their retirement programs in 2022.
Data and Research
Private Equity in DC Plans Could Improve Retirement Savings Shortfalls
Research shows that replacing target-date fund equity allocations with private equity can boost retirement income adequacy for participants who have access to a plan and invest in a target-date fund.     
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Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Data and Research
Employees Cite Several Reasons for Not Participating in Financial Wellness Programs
Compliance
Plan Sponsors Might Mitigate ERISA Lawsuits With Defensive Provisions
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow gained 214.59 points (0.59%) to finish at 36,799.65, the Nasdaq fell 210.08 points (1.33%) to 15,622.72, and the S&P 500 was down 3.02 points (0.06%) at 4,793.54. The Russell 2000 decreased 3.68 points (0.16%) to 2,268.87, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 128.55 points (0.26%) lower at 48,660.81.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 2/32, increasing its yield to 1.648%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 29/32, bringing its yield up to 2.057%.
Ask the Experts
Additional Deferral Opportunities When 403(b) Isn’t Allowed
“We are a county hospital that is NOT dual status (i.e., we are NOT a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) and thus cannot sponsor a 403(b) plan. We sponsor a 401(a) and a 457(b) plan, but our 401(a) does not allow pre-tax deferrals. Some of our physicians have come to us seeking additional deferral opportunities, since they can only defer to the 457(b) plan. Is there anything that our physicians (or any other employee) might be able to do to save more for retirement?”
Products
Sequoia Launches Benchmarking Tool for Hybrid Workplaces
Employers can measure their total rewards and people practices against industry trends.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1896, it was reported by The Austrian newspaper that Wilhelm Roentgen had discovered the type of radiation that became known as X-rays. In 1914, Ford Motor Company announced that there would be a new daily minimum wage of $5 and an eight-hour workday. In 1925, Mrs. Nellie Taylor Ross was sworn in as the governor of Wyoming. She was the first female governor in the U.S. In 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge. In 1948, Warner Brothers-Pathe showed the very first color newsreel. The footage was of the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl football classic. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle. In 1980, The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” became hip-hop’s first Top 40 hit. In 1998, U.S. Representative Sonny Bono died in skiing accident.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.”—Bill Vaughan, American columnist and author
Industry Intel Roundup—Featured Webcasts
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring webcasts sponsored by experienced providers in the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
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