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Plan Sponsors Have Various Methods to Improve Participant Outcomes
Plan Sponsors Have Various Methods to Improve Participant Outcomes
In a new issue brief, the American Academy of Actuaries explains four categories of plan design features that might affect retirement outcomes, depending on the participant.
Commission Aims for Financial Literacy Strategy at the Federal Level
During a recent hearing, members of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission discussed the interplay of climate change and crypto assets on the financial wellness of everyday Americans.
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Delay on Catch-Up Provision Allows Employers to Explore Optional SECURE 2.0 Features
Pension Plans of Kellogg, Kohler and FedEx Sued For Outdated Calculations   
Federal Judge Rejects One of Two Challenges to DOL ESG Rule
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow was virtually unchanged at 32,945.24, the Nasdaq lost 262.59 points (2.04%) to finish at 12,581.22, and the S&P 500 decreased 31.20 points (0.74%) to 4,173.11. The Russell 2000 closed 37.95 points (1.92%) lower at 1,941.72, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 455.35 points (1.08%) to 41,850.29.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 1 3/32, bringing its yield up to 2.141%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 2 6/32, increasing its yield to 2.479%.
Data and Research
403(b) Plan Design Continues to Evolve
Investment lineups have also changed, and fees have gone down.
Responding to Health Care Workers’ Retirement Readiness Concerns
As health care employees’ worry about outliving their assets, plan sponsors can help them prepare for income in retirement.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 44 BC, Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house by 60 conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. In 1781, during the American Revolution, at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina, British General Cornwallis’ 1,900 soldiers defeated an American force of 4,400. In 1820, as part of the Missouri Compromise between the North and the South, Maine was admitted into the Union as the 23rd state. In 1869, Cincinnati attorney Aaron Champion hired a former cricket player named Harry Wright to organize, manage and play for the Cincinnati Red Stockings, who became the first professional baseball team. In 1875, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York named John McCloskey the first American cardinal. In 1907, in Finland, women won their first seats in the Finnish Parliament. In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson held the first open presidential news conference. In 1954, CBS television debuted its “Morning Show.” In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all. In 1972, The Godfather—a three-hour epic that chronicled the lives of the Corleones, an Italian American crime family led by the powerful Vito Corleone, played by Marlon Brando—was released in theaters. In 2002, in the U.S., Burger King began selling a veggie burger.

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