Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
June 20th, 2017
Benefits & Administration
How Current Trends Will Drive the Future Retirement Plan Market
During Day Three of the PLANSPONSOR National Conference, in Washington, D.C., BrightScope data revealed top trends influencing defined contribution (DC) retirement plans. Allegra Heyligers, managing director of Strategic Insight, PLANSPONSOR’s parent company, discussed changes seen following passage of the Pension Protection Act (PPA), as well as the introduction of lower-cost investments.Read more >
Oregon State-Run Retirement Plan for Private Sector Opens Soon
Passed in 2015, the OregonSaves program, a state-run retirement plan for private-sector workers is set to go live in July. The state is moving forward with its program despite Employee Retirement Income Security (ERISA) exemption being taken away by the Trump administration.Read more >
2022 Recordkeeping Survey
Defined Benefit Plans May Have New Life
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Which are the most northern, southern, eastern and western U.S. States?
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
Innovation at Work
The final session at the PLANSPONSOR National Conference explored how one company’s innovative plan design extends prospects for retirement readiness to all of its full-timers, regardless of income level.Read more >
Offering Participant Advice—Advisers, Third-Party Solutions
Panelists at the PLANSPONSOR National Conference discussed the difference between education and advice, and walking the line between the two.Read more >
Millennials Select Financial Security as Top Priority
Being born and raised in the 1980s and 90s—when technological advances commenced—would inherently turn Millennials into tech addicts, engrossed in the habitual use of smartphones and social media. Not so, according to a study by Voya Financial’s Annuities and Individual Life business, which revealed Millennials are more concerned about their financial security rather than the latest Facebook update. In fact, 56% of Millennials surveyed said they would opt to save their financial security over smartphones, cars or vacations.Read more >
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Market Mirror

Yesterday, the Dow gained 144.71 points (0.68%) to finish at 21,528.99, the NASDAQ closed 87.25 points (1.42%) higher at 6,239.01, and the S&P 500 increased 20.31 points (0.83%) to 2,453.46. The Russell 2000 was up 11.36 points (0.81%) at 1,418.08, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 169.89 points (0.67%) to 24,436.50.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 11/32, bringing its yiel dup to 2.190%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was down 5/32, increasing its yield to 2.784%.
From the Magazine
PS Coach: Participant FAQ's
Retirement plan participants will always have questions, and plan sponsors, as fiduciaries, should have proper answers when these arise. This article presents some common queries, and suggestions for how plan sponsors might respond.Read more >
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1782, the U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States. In 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state to join the U.S. In 1863, the National Bank of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, became the first bank to receive a charter from the U.S. Congress. In 1941, the U.S. Army Air Forces was established, replacing the Army Air Corps. In 1947, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was murdered in Beverly Hills, California, at the order of mob associates angered over the soaring costs of his project, the Flamingo resort in Las Vegas. In 1950, Willie Mays graduated from high school and immediately signed with the New York Giants. In 1955, the AFL and CIO agreed to combine names and a merge into a single group. In 1963, the United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot line communication link between the two countries. In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the conviction. In 1977, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline began operation. In 1983, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers must treat male and female workers equally in providing health benefits for their spouses. In 1997, the tobacco industry agreed to a massive settlement in exchange for major relief from mounting lawsuits and legal bills.
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Is Hong Kong a city in China?Read more >
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Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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