Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
October 15th, 2019

When Choosing Passive or Active Funds, Consider the End Result

Data shows passive U.S. equity assets have passed active U.S. equity assets, but there are pros for each and retirement plan sponsors should have the right goal in mind when making a decision.Read more >
Benefits & Administration
DC Plans 3.0 Will Really be Tailored to Individual Situations
Bob Collie, head of research at the Thinking Ahead Institute, tells PLANSPONSOR version 3.0 will be customized by “hyper-customization and integrated whole-of-life wealth management” that takes into account all of a person’s savings.Read more >
Products, Deals and People
Club Vita Introduces Mortality Tables Considering Geography
The company says the nine-digit ZIP code, or ”ZIP+4 code,” offers significantly more detail on geographical differences in life expectancy than other methods.Read more >
2020 Awards Nominations Are Open
PLANSPONSOR has opened the nominating process for the annual PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year awards. Nominations may be made by providers, advisers, consultants, actuaries, attorneys, third-party administrators, employees and colleagues, or, you can even nominate yourself. The award is given in many categories to recognize all plan types, so any plan sponsor can be eligible. The deadline for nominations is November 8.Read more >
2022 Recordkeeping Survey
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Which are the most northern, southern, eastern and western U.S. States?
Defined Benefit Plans May Have New Life
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”
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Market Mirror

Yesterday, the Dow decreased 29.23 points (0.11%) to 26,787.36, the NASDAQ was down 8.39 points (0.10%) at 8,048.65, and the S&P 500 finished 4.12 points (0.14%) lower at 2,966.15. The Russell 2000 slid 6.47 points (0.43%) to 1,505.43, and the Wilshire 5000 lost 52.31 points (0.17%) to finish at 30,225.72.


The yield on the 10-year Treasury note was 1.732%. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was 2.197%.
New Lawsuit Highlights Importance of Cybersecurity for Retirement Plans
A former 401(k) plan participant is suing the plan sponsor and plan providers after unauthorized distributions were made from her account.Read more >
PBGC Announces Premium Rates for 2020
The agency notes that there are no scheduled increases (other than indexing) for years after 2019.Read more >
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1892, the U.S. government announced that the land in western Montana was open to settlers. The 1.8 million acres were bought from the Crow Indians for 50 cents per acre. In 1939, New York Municipal Airport was dedicated. The name was later changed to LaGuardia Airport. In 1951, “I Love Lucy” premiered on CBS-TV. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill creating the Department of Transportation. In 1984, the Freedom of Information Act was passed. In 1993, South Africa’s President F.W. de Klerk and African National Congress President Nelson Mandela were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the apartheid system in South Africa.
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Things You May Not Know About Daddy LonglegsRead more >
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Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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