Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
September 24th, 2015
2016 Top 100 Advisers Listing
Last call for PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Survey and Top 100 Advisers! If you want to be considered for the 2016 PLANADVISER Top 100 Advisers you have until THIS FRIDAY to complete the survey.Read more >
Benefits & Administration
30 Million Recently Tapped Retirement Savings for Emergency
Thirty million Americans used money from their retirement savings to account for an emergency in the past year, according to Bankrate.com. Millennials were the least likely to tap into their retirement accounts. Which demographic group was most likely to have done so in the past year?Read more >
MOST READ ARTICLES
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Another Schlichter Suit Targets Sponsor and Providers
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2020 Recordkeeping Survey
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Participants Are Saving More With ‘TDF-Plus’ Strategies
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The NQDC Market
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2020 Best in Class DC Providers
Products, Deals & People
Financial Engines Offers Advice to More 401(k) Participants
Financial Engines is making its investment adviser representatives available to more customers. Previously, access to the company’s advisors was a feature for those enrolled in the Financial Engines managed account program.Read more >
Market Mirror

The Dow closed 50.58 points (0.31%) lower at 16,279.89, the NASDAQ fell 3.98 points (0.08%) to 4,752.74, and the S&P 500 slipped 3.98 points (0.20%) to close at 1,938.76. The Russell 2000 lost 2.98 points (0.26%) to finish at 1,140.05, and the Wilshire 5000 dropped 56.91 points (0.28%) to 20,430.39.

On the NYSE, 3.2 billion shares traded, with a nearly 3 to 2 lead for declining issues. On the NASDAQ, 2.7 billion shares changed hands, with 1.3 decliners for every advancing issue.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note fell 6/32, bringing its yield up to 2.155%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond slipped 2/32, increasing its yield to 2.948%.

From the Magazine
Finding the Right TDFs for Your Plan
Analyzing whether your plan has the right target-date fund (TDF) suite for your participants should mean much more than looking only at performance and fees. “Dig in. That’s the big thing,” says Nathan Voris, director of sponsor and workplace investment solutions at Morningstar Investment Management in Chicago.Read more >
Compliance
IRS Publishes ACA Resource for Employers
The new ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers page features information and resources for employers of all sizes on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) may affect them if they fit the definition of an applicable large employer (ALE). How can employers determine if they are an ALE?Read more >
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1789, the U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act. The act provided for an Attorney General and lower federal courts. In 1955, Judy Garland made her TV debut on the “Ford Star Jubilee” on CBS. In 1957, U.S. President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce school integration. In 1968, “60 Minutes” premiered on CBS-TV. In 1977, “The Love Boat” debuted on ABC-TV. In 1998Elvis Presley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1998, the U.S. Federal Reserve released into circulation $2 billion in new harder-to-counterfeit $20 bills. In 2003, Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
SURVEY SAYS: The list of required disclosures to participants continues to grow. In addition, employers are becoming more interested in providing participants with better education about their retirement plans, insights about retirement planning and reminders in order to keep saving for retirement top of mind for employees. This week, I’d like to know, does your company’s recordkeeper or third-party administrator help with participant communications, and does it go beyond just required disclosures? You may respond to this week’s survey by 6 p.m. Pacific time today.Read more >
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