Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
March 31st, 2017
Editor’s Note
It was a wonderful night at the PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence Dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City! Cocktails, dinner, and most importantly, awards. Coverage of the awards presented are in this edition of NewsDash.
Plan Sponsors of the Year
Plan Sponsor of the Year Awards Winners
Meet the winners of our 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year awards.Read more >
Retirement Plan Advisors of the Year
The 2017 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year finalists have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to excellence for their retirement plan sponsor clients and participants.Read more >
Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Awards Winners
Meet the winners of our 2017 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year awards.Read more >
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Best in Class 401(k) Plans
2017 Best in Class 401(k) Plans
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to share this year’s “class”—our third—of companies receiving its Best in Class 401(k) Plan designation and to offer snapshots of each.Read more >
PLANSPONSOR Service Stars
2017 Plan Sponsor Service Stars
The 2017 Service Stars were officially recognized at the PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence Dinner, and each of the nine Service Stars will be profiled in a story in the April-May 2017 issue of PLANSPONSOR.Read more >
DC Survey Provider Awards
DC Survey Provider Awards
PLANSPONSOR’s annual Defined Contribution (DC) Survey provides important client satisfaction information, as it measures and evaluates 401(k) and other DC providers according to feedback from our own plan sponsor clients. The three highest-scoring providers in each of 22 major service categories earned Best in Class awards, as did those providers with an net satisfaction rate above the asset group’s benchmark score (listed in each chart). “Service Commendations” were given to recordkeepers who did not receive Best in Class honors but had 90% of clients either “completely” or “mostly” satisfied with a particular service offering to receive a Service Commendation.Read more >
Small Talk

ON THIS DATE: In 1862, skirmishing between Rebels and Union forces took place at Island 10 on the Mississippi River. In 1880, Wabash, Indiana, became the first town to be completely illuminated with electric light. In 1889, in Paris, the Eiffel Tower officially opened. In 1917, the U.S. purchased and took possession of the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million. In 1918, for the first time in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time went into effect. In 1932, the Ford Motor Co. debuted its V-8 engine. In 1933, the U.S. Congress authorized the Civilian Conservation Corps to relieve rampant unemployment. In 1940, La Guardia airport in New York officially opened to the public. In 1945, “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams opened on Broadway. In 1967, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution. In 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter deregulated the banking industry. In 1994, “Nature” magazine announced that a complete skull of Australppithecus afarensis had been found in Ethiopia. The finding is of humankind’s earliest ancestor. In 1998, Buddy Hackett received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2004, Google Inc. announced that it would be introducing a free e-mail service called Gmail.

 

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