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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO November 30th, 2021
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Administration
Reasons Not to Use Pension Funding Relief
Reasons Not to Use Pension Funding Relief
Using funding relief to lower contributions to DB plans can increase PBGC premiums and get those plan sponsors that are moving toward pension risk transfer off track.
Administration
The Importance of Good Data for DB Plan PRT Activities
While clean data is important for identifying deaths and locating participants and beneficiaries, it can also have a great cost benefit for plan sponsors implementing pension risk transfer activities.
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Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Data and Research
Employees Cite Several Reasons for Not Participating in Financial Wellness Programs
Compliance
Plan Sponsors Might Mitigate ERISA Lawsuits With Defensive Provisions
Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow increased 236.60 points (0.68%) to 35,135.94, the Nasdaq climbed 291.18 points (1.88%) to 15,782.83, and the S&P 500 gained 60.65 points (1.32%) to finish at 4,655.27. The Russell 2000 was down 3.96 points (0.18%) at 2,241.98, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 507.24 points (1.07%) higher at 47,884.89.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 24/32, bringing its yield up to 1.510%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 29/32, increasing its yield to 1.861%.
UpFront
HSAs: Big Benefits, Little Work
What responsibilities do employers have for their health savings accounts?
Investing
CITs, Retirement Income Products and ESG Investing Poised for Growth
Asset managers polled by Cerulli Associates reported trends they see for DC plan investments.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War. In 1858, John Landis Mason received a patent for the first pepper shaker with a screw-on cap. In 1876, Yale defeated Princeton, 2-0, in Hoboken, New Jersey in the first collegiate football game played on Thanksgiving. In 1954, the first modern instance of a meteorite striking a human being occurred at Sylacauga, Alabama, when a meteorite crashed through the roof of a house and into a living room, bounced off a radio, and struck a woman on the hip. In 1956, CBS replayed the program “Douglas Edward and the News” three hours after it was received on the West Coast. It was the world’s first broadcast via videotape. In 1981, the U.S. and the Soviet Union opened negotiations in Geneva that were aimed at reducing nuclear weapons in Europe. In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Brady Bill. The bill required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers. In 1998, the Deutsche Bank AG announced that it would acquire Bankers Trust Corp. for $10.1 billion creating the world’s largest financial institution.

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