Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
September 11th, 2019

Schwab Arbitration Ruling Leaves Unanswered Questions

The effect of the 9th Circuit decision on ERISA lawsuits is uncertain, and arbitration is not the perfect option plan sponsors may think. Read more >
Benefits & Administration
Study Suggests Reasons Most Physical Wellness Programs Don’t Work
For one thing, many wellness program incentives are geared to those who are already healthy. Read more >
Industry Voices
Considerations to Guide Your Search for a Fiduciary Retirement Plan Adviser
Bruce Jensen, with Hub International, discusses considerations for plan sponsors when searching for a new retirement plan adviser. Read more >
Awards Nominations
2020 Awards Nominations Are Open
PLANSPONSOR has opened the nominating process for the annual PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year and Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year awards. As we have in the past years, PLANSPONSOR is soliciting your help in identifying qualified candidates for each award. If you work with or for, or know of, a great plan sponsor, plan adviser or plan adviser team, please help us recognize the best in the business. For plan sponsors, nominations may be made by providers, advisers, consultants, actuaries, attorneys, third-party administrators (TPAs), 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. Read more >
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Market Mirror

Tuesday, the Dow closed 73.92 points (0.28%) higher at 26,909.43, the NASDAQ was down 3.28 points (0.04%) at 8,084.16, and the S&P 500 was virtually unchanged at 2,979.39. The Russell 2000 gained 18.76 points (1.23%) to close at 1,542.99, and the Wilshire 5000 increased 41.87 points (0.14%) to 30,468.02.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note decreased 30/32, bringing its yield up to 1.736%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond fell 1 31/32, increasing its yield to 2.219%.

Ask the Experts
What Is a 403(b) Plan?
“I know this is a basic question, but what exactly IS a 403(b) plan? I just started working for an entity that sponsors one, and I have no idea what it is. And I figured, if I don’t know, perhaps other PLANSPONSOR readers do not know as well, so a response from the Experts would be helpful to them!” Read more >
Investing
Real Estate Could Be a Prudent Investment Choice for DC Plans
Some defined contribution (DC) plan investments may already include real estate investments in their underlying portfolio, but if not, plan sponsors may consider real estate investment trusts or direct real estate investments. Read more >
Small Talk
In this era of more casual work attire, not all managers say job candidates should wear formal attire to interviews. Read more >

ON THIS DATE: In 1609, explorer Henry Hudson sailed into New York harbor and discovered Manhattan Island and the Hudson River. In 1777, American forces, under General George Washington, were forced to retreat at the Battle of Brandywine Creek by British forces under William Howe. The Stars and Stripes (American flag) were carried for the first time in the battle. In 1789, Alexander Hamilton was appointed by President George Washington to be the first secretary of the treasury. In 1883, the mail chute was patented by James Cutler. The new device was first used in the Elwood Building in Rochester, New York. In 1936, Boulder Dam in Nevada was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt by turning on the dam’s first hydroelectric generator. The dam is now called Hoover Dam. In 1941, in Arlington, Virginia, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pentagon took place. In 1952, Dr. Charles Hufnagel successfully replaced a diseased aorta valve with an artificial valve made of plastic. In 1954, the Miss America beauty pageant made its network TV debut on ABC. Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was the winner. In 1959, Congress passed a bill authorizing the creation of food stamps. In 1977, the Atari 2600 was released. In 1997, John Lee Hooker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1997, Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290 years of union with England. In 2001, in the U.S., four airliners were hijacked and were intentionally crashed. Two airliners hit the World Trade Center, which collapsed shortly after, in New York City. One airliner hit the Pentagon. Another airliner crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. About 3,000 people were killed. In 2012, terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were brutally murdered and ten others were injured.

WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “When I told my doctor I couldn’t afford an operation, he offered to touch-up my X-rays.”—Henny Youngman, comedian

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