Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
October 11th, 2017
Best of PSNC
Best of PLANSPONSOR National Conference
PLANSPONSOR is once again taking its popular PLANSPONSOR National Conference (PSNC) on the road to bring plan sponsors and retirement plan advisers in five major locations access to the key topics discussed at our national conference in June. In a half-day format, you’ll drill down into the latest industry trends and best practices in critical areas including plan design, fund lineup construction, participant education, regulatory compliance and much more. Join us in Chicago, Boston, New York, Newport Beach, and Dallas in October and November!Read more >
2017 DC Survey Open
2017 Annual Defined Contribution (DC) Survey Now Open!
Looking to benchmark your DC plan? Want to recognize your provider/service team for outstanding service or offer confidential feedback about areas for improvement? Our annual DC Survey can help.Read more >
Awards Nominations Open
2018 Annual Plan Sponsor and Adviser Award Nominations Are Open
Nomination forms for the 2018 PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year awards and Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year awards are now available.Read more >
New Financial Audit Rule Increases Requirements for Plan Sponsors
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: What do the M’s stand for in M&Ms?
Participants Missing the Full Match Remains a Big Problem
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Parties in Church Plan Lawsuit Finally Get Preliminary Approval of Settlement
Industry Voices
Good Judgment, Smart Design for the Global Pension Gap
Ultimately, a true revolution in financial fitness requires a “triple play”—that is, a combined approach between governments, employers and employees.Read more >
Ask the Experts
What Is an Annuity Contract?
“I am new to the 403(b) world, having come from the 401(k) arena. I am quite familiar with mutual funds, but can the Experts explain what exactly is an annuity contract?”Read more >
Sponsored message from AVIVA
The Chairman: How Xi Jinping is shaping China’s future
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From the Magazine
Rothification of DC Plans
With President Donald Trump touting potential corporate and individual tax rate cuts, retirement plan sponsors are worried this could lead to legislation that mandates some or all contributions to workplace retirement plans be made on an after-tax basis, as the means to offset the cuts, says Michael Zovistoski, managing director of UHY Advisors NY Inc. in Albany, New York. Sponsors are also concerned about the damper these proposed changes could put on participation and deferral rates.Read more >
Small Talk

ON THIS DATE: In 1776, during the American Revolution the first naval battle of Lake Champlain was fought. The forces under General Benedict Arnold suffered heavy losses. In 1811, the Juliana, the first steam-powered ferryboat, was put into operation by the inventor John Stevens. The ferry went between New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1869, Thomas Edison filed for a patent on his first invention. The electric machine was used for counting votes for the U.S. Congress, however the Congress did not buy it. In 1881, David Henderson Houston patented the first roll film for cameras. In 1890, The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, D.C. In 1929, J.C. Penney opened a store in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 states. In 1939, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt was presented with a letter from Albert Einstein that urged him to develop the U.S. atomic program rapidly. In 1968, Apollo 7 was launched by the U.S. The first manned Apollo mission was the first in which live television broadcasts were received from orbit. Wally Schirra, Don Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham were the astronauts aboard. In 1975, “Saturday Night Live” was broadcast for the first time. George Carlin was the guest host. In 1984, American Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first female astronaut to space walk. She was aboard the space shuttle Challenger.



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