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Compliance
Few Divorcing Couples Explore QDROs
Older couples and women, in particular, are often put at a retirement disadvantage when faced with a divorce, a GAO report finds.
Opinions
COVID-19 Compliance Corner: IRS Clarifies Rules for Delayed DB Plan Contributions
Carol Buckmann, with Cohen & Buckmann P.C., explains legislative provisions or official guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic that affect retirement and health plan sponsors.
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Market Mirror
Yesterday, the Dow lost 223.82 points (0.78%) to finish at 28,430.05, the NASDAQ closed 79.82 points (0.68%) higher at 11,775.46, and the S&P 500 decreased 7.70 points (0.22%) to 3,500.31. The Russell 2000 fell 16.47 points (1.04%) to 1,561.88, and the Wilshire 5000 was down 33.82 points (0.09%) at 35,807.76.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was up 1/32, bringing its yield down to 0.704%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond increased 30/32, decreasing its yield to 1.468%.
Compliance
DOL Proposes Rule on Employee Benefit Plan Proxy Voting
The proposal sets forth ‘permitted practices’ under which the plan fiduciary can adopt certain proxy voting policies and parameters, among other things.
IRS Issues Guidance About the Payroll Tax Deferral
The guidance defined the ‘applicable wages’ per pay period that qualify for the deferral, as well as how the Social Security tax must be paid back.
Technical Ruling Clears UPS in ERISA Actuarial Equivalence Lawsuit
The pro-defense ruling highlights the importance of exhausting potential administrative remedies before filing a lawsuit under ERISA.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1890, an act of Congress created Yosemite National Park. In 1924, future President James Earl Carter was born in Plains, Georgia. In 1939, World War II began when Germany invaded Poland. In 1946, 12 high-ranking Nazis were sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg. In 1961, New York Yankee Roger Maris became the first-ever major-league baseball player to hit more than 60 home runs in a single season. In 1970, the last episode of “I Dream of Jeannie” aired on NBC-TV. In 1979, the U.S. Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn. In 1985, the Titanic was found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S. and French expedition.
TUESDAY TRIVIA: Who ran for president while in prison?
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