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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO March 16th, 2021
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Data and Research
Warn Participants About High Health Care Costs in Retirement
Warn Participants About High Health Care Costs in Retirement
Offering HSAs is only one way to help employees prepare for rising health care costs throughout retirement.
Data and Research
Participants Don’t Know Their Fees Are Declining
A survey finds nearly three-quarters of Americans don’t know how much they pay in retirement plan fees, while the ‘401k Averages Book’ shows fees continue to come down.
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Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Compliance
DOL Clears Up Timing for Lifetime Income Illustrations

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
SPONSORED BY: E*Trade
Considering Provider Support During a Challenging Year
Stock plan sponsors reflect on provider response as they navigate administration during the pandemic.
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow increased 174.82 points (0.53%) to 32,953.46, the Nasdaq climbed 139.84 points (1.05%) to 13,459.71, and the S&P 500 closed 25.60 points (0.65%) higher at 3,968.94. The Russell 2000 was up 7.38 points (0.31%) at 2,360.17, and the Wilshire 5000 gained 297.67 points (0.71%) to finish at 42,198.01.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 1.612%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 4/32, bringing its yield down to 2.359%.
Compliance
Magistrate Judge Says Aon, Alight Can’t Evade PRT Lawsuit
The firms allegedly provided a comprehensive set of pension plan termination services to a hospital system client that, according to plaintiffs, resulted in suboptimal outcomes for the employer and its employees.
Webinar
Considering ESG Factors in Investment Selection
For several presidential administrations now, there has been some back and forth about the place for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing in retirement plans. Join PLANSPONSOR and retirement industry sources for a webinar this Thursday in which you will learn what the DOL’s latest regulations say about the use of ESG investments in retirement plans; how retirement plan sponsors can abide by their fiduciary duties when making investment selections based on ESG factors; and the different ways plan sponsors can include ESG investments in retirement plans.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1802, the United States Military Academy—the first military school in the United States—was founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young men in the theory and practice of military science. Located at West Point, New York, the U.S. Military Academy is often simply known as West Point. In 1883, Susan Hayhurst became the first woman pharmacy graduate when she graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. In 1915, the Federal Trade Commission began operation. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson submitted a $1 billion war on poverty program to Congress. In 1988, indictments were issued for Lt. Colonel Oliver North, Vice Admiral John Poindexter of the National Security Council, and two others for their involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. In 1995, NASA astronaut Norman Thagard became the first American to visit the Russian space station Mir.
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