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PLANSPONSOR NEWSDASH LOGO October 19th, 2021
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Compliance
New Financial Audit Rule Increases Requirements for Plan Sponsors
New Financial Audit Rule Increases Requirements for Plan Sponsors
Plan sponsors will be required to provide much more data, as well as certifications about plan administration and governance, and limited-scope audits will no longer be so limited.
Deals and People
Who’s Still Working for You?: American Retirement Association
In a series of articles, PLANSPONSOR is checking in with industry groups to see what work they have done, and will do, for retirement and health plan sponsors as the pandemic continues and beyond.
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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 was down 36.15 points (0.10%) at 35,258.61, the Nasdaq gained 124.47 points (0.84%) to finish at 15,021.81, and the S&P 500 increased 15.09 points (0.34%) to 4,486.46. The Russell 2000 was up 2.19 points (0.10%) at 2,267.84, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 189.03 points (041%) higher at 46,736.81.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 23/32, bringing its yield up to 1.589%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was up 4/32, decreasing its yield to 2.024%.
Benefits
2021 HSA Review: Understanding and Communicating About HSAs
Understanding how health savings accounts work is key to being able to communicate about them to employees and avoid misconceptions.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1781, hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrendered 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the American Revolution. In 1933, basketball was introduced to the 1936 Olympic Games by the Berlin Organization Committee. In 1944, the U.S. Navy announced that Black women would be allowed into Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). In 1950, the United Nations forces entered the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. In 1951, President Harry Truman signed an act officially ending the state of war with Germany. In 1987, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 508 points. It was the worst one-day percentage decline, 22.6%, in history. In 1989, the Senate rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that barred the desecration of the American flag.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: How did candy corn get associated with Halloween?
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