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week ending April 24th, 2020
While many of you may be overwhelmingly focused on coronavirus-related workforce and retirement plan issues, it may be difficult to keep up with the “business as usual” tasks. This week in PLANSPONSOR Weekend, we bring you some of our in-depth coverage to guide you in keeping up with your fiduciary duties and other issues. However, you can find all of our coronavirus-related special coverage on our special news page, and we have a listing of providers that are offering plan sponsors and participants help during this unprecedented time. Well wishes to everyone!
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Administration
The Math Behind Plan Fee Evaluations
Determining whether fees are reasonable for participants requires an additional layer of calculation, and some fee elements and allocations make it more complicated than it should be.
Administration
Introducing Generation Z to Retirement
While retirement isn’t achievable for this new clutch of employees for years to come, saving for it is.
Compliance
SECURE Act Eases Paths for DB Plans
A new minimum age for in-service withdrawals and permanent nondiscrimination testing relief ease plan sponsors’ ability to keep older employees and protect their benefits.
Administration
Securing Retirement for Female Workers
Faced with a list of priorities and lack of knowledge, women are often the ones who get off course with retirement security.
Compliance
How Democratic Candidates’ Retirement Proposals Could Affect Employer-Sponsored Plans
A national automatic savings plan would be a strong possibility, multiemployer plan sponsors could end up in a worse crisis and nonqualified plans would face a big disruption.
Special Coverage
Coronavirus News for Plan Sponsors
The latest news about market volatility, benefits and business updates, and legislative and regulatory actions.
Products
Providers Waiving Fees and Expanding Services During Pandemic
Retirement plan and financial wellness providers are offering help to employees and plan sponsors during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Popular Reads
Compliance
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.
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Data and Research
Participants Missing the Full Match Remains a Big Problem
A new survey shows there are several reasons employees decide not to contribute to their retirement plans.
Compliance
Parties in Church Plan Lawsuit Finally Get Preliminary Approval of Settlement
A judge found the interests of a subclass of terminated, vested participants were adequately protected in a newly proposed settlement.
UpFront
What Advisers Wish Plan Sponsors Knew
Experts say sponsors should focus on their fiduciary roles, as well as investment lineups and plan success.
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