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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO March 2nd, 2021
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Administration
How to Effectively Measure Retirement Plan Success
How to Effectively Measure Retirement Plan Success
It’s important for plan sponsors to define plan goals and what they are going to measure, and the defined metrics should be things they can influence.
Opinions
Plan Sponsors Should Do Their Homework Before Offering Student Loan Assistance
Jay Schmitt, with Strategic Benefits Advisors, discusses plan sponsor considerations for benefits that help employees with student loan debt.
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Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Benefits
Giving Employees the Financial Wellness Help They Want

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
SPONSORED BY: Pentegra
A 3(16) Perspective: Putting Clients First
Interview with Richard W. Rausser, CPC, QPA, QKA Senior Vice President, Client Services
Economic Events
Construction spending during January was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,521.5 billion, 1.7% above the revised December estimate of $1,496.5 billion, the Census Bureau announced. The January figure is 5.8% above the January 2020 estimate of $1,437.7 billion.
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow gained 603.14 points (1.95%) to finish at 31,535.51, the Nasdaq closed 396.48 points (3.01%) higher at 13,588.83, and the S&P 500 increased 90.67 points (2.38%) to 3,901.82. The Russell 2000 gained 74.27 points (3.37%) to finish at 2,275.32, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 1,029.65 points (2.54%) to 41,538.33.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 1/32, increasing its yield to 1.431%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 31/32, bringing its yield up to 2.198%.
Administration & Governance | Documents
Electronic Upgrade
Guidelines to protect plan documents that go digital.
Products
DCALTA Issues Framework for Valuation of Private Equity Assets in DC Plans
The firm says its framework bridges the DOL’s regulatory guidance and successful implementation of alternative assets in 401(k) plans.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1807, Congress passed an act to “prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States…from any foreign kingdom, place, or country.” In 1836, during the Texas Revolution, a convention of American Texans met at Washington-on-the-Brazos and declared the independence of Texas from Mexico. In 1861, Congress created the Territory of Nevada. In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election by Congress. Samuel J. Tilden, however, had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876. In 1899, Mount Rainier National Park in Washington was established by Congress. In 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children’s books as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth Act, granting U.S. citizenship to the inhabitants of Puerto Rico. In 1925, state and federal highway officials developed a nationwide route-numbering system and adopted the familiar U.S. shield-shaped, numbered marker. In 1949, the B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II landed in Fort Worth, Texas. The American plane had completed the first non-stop around-the-world flight. In 1998, images from the American spacecraft Galileo indicated that the Jupiter moon Europa has a liquid ocean and a source of interior heat. In 2004, NASA announced that the Mars rover Opportunity had discovered evidence that water had existed on Mars in the past.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: From where did the phrase “as happy as a clam” come?
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