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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO November 19th, 2019
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Administration
Pension Risk Transfer Appetite Is Unabated
Pension Risk Transfer Appetite Is Unabated
They are trying other strategies, but DB plan sponsors are concluding that they and their employees would be better served by shifting risks to life insurers.
Benefits
Equity Compensation Plays a Role in Employee Retirement Strategies
If employees are offered an equity compensation plan and able to participate, it's a way for them to have a mix of taxed and tax-deferred savings.
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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
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Running the Fund
Going With the Plan
Sponsors adapt to the modern 403(b).
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow gained 31.33 points (0.11%) to finish at 28,036.22, the NASDAQ closed 9.11 points (0.11%) higher at 8,549.94, and the S&P 500 increased 1.57 points (0.05%) to 3,122.03. The Russell 2000 was down 4.11 points (0.26%) at 1,592.34, and the Wilshire 5000 was up 8.67 points (0.03%) at 31,760.55.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 2/32, bringing its yield down to 1.814%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 2/32, decreasing its yield to 2.297%.
Compliance
Participants Say Sutherland’s 401(k) Fees Aren’t Reasonable
Among other issues, the plaintiffs allege the defendants “failed to properly minimize the reasonable fees and expenses of the plan.”
Investing
The Evolving Nature of TDFs
Since their introduction, TDFs usage has grown to dominate the retirement plan investment landscape, and innovation will continue this growth.
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Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1850, the first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, at age 36, bought the policy in Madison, New Jersey. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania. In 1959, Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel. In 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man’s second landing on the moon. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva. In 1997, in Carlisle, Iowa, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey. It was only the second known case where all seven were born alive. In 1998, the impeachment inquiry of President Bill Clinton began. In 2001, President George W. Bush signed the most comprehensive air security bill in U.S. history. In 2002, the U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide. In 2007, the Amazon Kindle was first released.
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