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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO November 16th, 2021
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Benefits
Federal Student Loan Forbearance Is Ending, but Many Employees Aren’t Prepared
Federal Student Loan Forbearance Is Ending, but Many Employees Aren’t Prepared
Experts say employers have an opportunity to help with the financial burdens their workers face as they prepare to start paying their debt off again.
Compliance
Maximum Benefit and Contribution Limits Table 2022
Maximum Benefit/Contribution Limits for 2017 through 2022, with a downloadable PDF of limits from 2012 to 2022.
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Research
2021 DC Plan Benchmarking Survey
Data and Research
Working Past Age 65 May Seem Like a Great Idea …
Data and Research
2022 Retirement Industry Trends to Follow
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow decreased 12.86 points (0.04%) to 36,087.45, the Nasdaq was down 7.11 points (0.04%) at 15,853.85, and the S&P 500 was virtually unchanged at 4,682.80. The Russell 2000 lost 10.84 points (0.45%) to finish at 2,400.93, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 28.98 points (0.06%) lower at 48,683.29.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 27/32, bringing its yield up to 1.618%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 5/32, increasing its yield to 2.003%.
Investing
Institutional Investors Increasingly Including ESG Factors in Portfolios
Asset managers surveyed are also incorporating ESG factors into their investment processes. Meanwhile, a survey of individual investors indicates the use of ESG investments by plan participants could see an uptick.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1907, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory collectively entered the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state. In 1915, Coca-Cola had its prototype for a contoured bottle patented. The bottle made its commercial debut the next year. In 1957, Jim Brown (Cleveland Browns) set an NFL season rushing record of 1163 yards after only eight games. In 1959, “The Sound of Music” premiered on Broadway. In 1973, President Richard Nixon signed the Alaska Pipeline measure into law. In 1981, a vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been developed at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research. In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court said that union members could file discrimination lawsuits against employers even when labor contracts require arbitration. In 1999, Johnny Depp received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2000, Bill Clinton became the first serving U.S. president to visit Communist Vietnam.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: Why do we cross our fingers for good luck?
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