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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO January 7th, 2020
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Compliance
2020 ERISA Plan Compliance Calendar
2020 ERISA Plan Compliance Calendar
A schedule to help plan sponsors track important due dates for their plan
Compliance
IRS Cites Additional Supreme Court Guidance in Granting Church Plan Status
The agency’s response to an entity requesting church plan status for its retirement plan offers its interpretation of relevant Internal Revenue Code and ERISA Sections.
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Compliance
Cybersecurity Risks Still Lurking for Retirement Plan Sponsors
Administration
Rules for Retaining Benefit Plan Records
Benefits
Employers Increasingly Interested in ICHRAs as a Health Benefit Offering
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Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow gained 68.50 points (0.24%) to finish at 28,703.38, the NASDAQ closed 50.70 points (0.56%) higher at 9,071.47, and the S&P 500 increased 11.43 points (0.35%) to 3,246.28. The Russell 2000 was up 2.39 points (0.14%) at 1,663.26, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 121.95 points (0.37%) to 33,065.28.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 1.805%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 7/32, bringing its yield up to 2.279%.
Compliance
How the SEC’s Reg BI Will Affect Retirement Plan Sponsors and Participants
While participants will be affected more than sponsors, sources say it is a best practice for sponsors to know when and how the rule applies and how providers are engaging with participants.
Investing
Will 2020 See Active Managers (Finally) Outperform?
After a decade of trailing their passive counterparts, active managers may benefit this year from an improved outlook for small cap stocks and potentially rosier conditions in emerging markets.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1610, Galileo Galilei sighted four of Jupiter’s moons. He named them Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. In 1782, the Bank of North America opened in Philadelphia. It was the first commercial bank in the United States. In 1894, W.K. Dickson received a patent for motion picture film. In 1896, the “Fannie Farmer Cookbook” was published. In 1927, transatlantic telephone service began between New York and London. In 1927, in Hinckley, Illinois, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game. In 1949, the announcement of the first photograph of genes was shown at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1953, President Harry Truman announced the development of the hydrogen bomb. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that authorized $1.5 billion in loans for the bail out of Chrysler Corp. In 1990, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to the public. The accelerated rate of “leaning” raised fears for the safety of its visitors. In 1999, President Bill Clinton went on trial before the Senate. It was only the second time in U.S. history that an impeached president had gone to trial. Clinton was later acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice charges.
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: When did the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions begin?
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