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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO March 3rd, 2021
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Awards
2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists
2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists
Today, we are pleased to announce the 2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year awards finalists in the Public Defined Contribution (DC) category.
Ask the Experts
RMDs in 2021
“I realize that required minimum distribution (RMD) requirements were waived for 2020, but what about 2021? Are there any distributions due on April 1? How about December 31?”
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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
Tuesday, the Dow was down 143.99 points (0.46%) at 31,391.52, the Nasdaq fell 230.04 points (1.69%) to 13,358.79, and the S&P 500 decreased 31.53 points (0.81%) to 3,870.29. The Russell 2000 gained 30.46 points (1.38%) to finish at 2,231.51, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 397.51 points (0.96%) lower at 41,140.82.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, decreasing its yield to 1.414%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 25/32, increasing its yield to 2.208%.
Data and Research
Pandemic Prompts Many to Take More Notice of Retirement Plan
Providers saw an increase in the use of digital tools, prompting some plan participants to save more.
Higher Ed Institutions Facing Increased Turnover Due to Burnout During Pandemic
Plan sponsors can use benefit offerings to decrease their staff’s constant struggle with work/life balance and offer transition help to those who insist on retiring.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1791, Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint. In 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established. In 1863, during the Civil War, Congress passed a conscription act that produced the first wartime draft of U.S. citizens in American history. In 1923, the first issue of Time magazine was published. In 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional act making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States. In 2005, American adventurer Steve Fossett became the first person to complete a solo nonstop circumnavigation of the globe without refueling when he landed in Kansas after more than 67 hours in flight.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”—Madeleine L’Engle, writer
Industry Intel Roundup—Featured Webcasts
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring webcasts sponsored by experienced providers in the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
PLANSPONSOR 2021 Plan Progress Series: Mid-Year Investment Review
A volatile market and sustained low interest rates are leading investors—including retirement plan investors—to consider new ways to mitigate risk and create returns. The more informed investment committees are, the better able they are to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities.
PLANSPONSOR 2021 Plan Progress Series: Building an Effective Financial Wellness Program
Over the past several years, there has been a large focus on employees’ overall financial wellness, and the focus has intensified as the coronavirus pandemic has affected so many people financially. An effective financial wellness program is more than just education; it should be actionable and address employees’ specific needs.
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