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Administration
The Tech Behind DC Plan Administration Solutions
The Tech Behind DC Plan Administration Solutions
Whether they are providing a certain process or an end-to-end solution, technology providers may be a reason you are happy with your recordkeeper or TPA.
Benefits
HSA Holders Looking to Invest, But What Will They Find?
Although investment menu designs are better, there are still improvements that can be made and items plan sponsors should evaluate when selecting an HSA provider.
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Compliance
IRS Announces 2020 Contribution and Benefit Limits
Administration
Plan Sponsors Have Multiple Options for Creating Income Streams for Participants
Benefits
Social Security Administration Announced COLA for 2020
Opinions
Who Will Take Fiduciary Responsibility for DB Plan Annuity Purchases?
Michael Clark, with River and Mercantile, describes what DB plan sponsors should do to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities when implementing a pension risk transfer.
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Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow was virtually unchanged at 27,691.49, the NASDAQ climbed 21.81 points (0.26%) to 8,486.09, and the S&P 500 increased 4.83 points (0.16%) to 3,091.84. The Russell 2000 gained 0.35 points (0.02%) to finish at 1,595.12, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 40.51 points (0.13%) higher at 31,488.10.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 3/32, decreasing its yield to 1.914%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 32/32, bringing its yield down to 2.382%.
Compliance
PBGC Proposes New Methods for Counting Inactive Multiemployer Plan Participants
The PBGC anticipates that providing plans with three available counting methods will allow each plan to choose the one that will be the most accurate and least burdensome.
Ask the Experts
Contributions to 457(b) Plans Subject to FICA
“Are EMPLOYER contributions to a 457(b) plan subject to FICA taxes? Is the answer different for matching contributions than it is for nonelective (base) contributions?”
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1775, during the American Revolution, U.S. forces captured Montreal. In 1805, Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invented a recipe and called it the “frankfurter.” In 1927, the Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18. In 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public buses. In 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. In 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order that would allow for military tribunals to try any foreigners captured with connections to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. It was the first time since World War II that a president had taken such action. In 2006, a deal was finalized for Google Inc. to acquire YouTube for $1.65 billion in Google stock. In 2009, NASA announced that water had been discovered on the moon.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”—Roman philosopher Seneca
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