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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!
Editor's Choice
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
Opinions
Democrats Take Control of the Senate: What Does That Mean for Your Retirement Plan?
Syed Nishat, with Wall Street Alliance Group, discusses potential effects on retirement plans if President Joe Biden is able to move forward his legislative agenda.
2020 Recordkeeping Survey
Compliance
Takeda Pharmaceuticals Faces ERISA Lawsuit Over TDF Suite in 401(k) Plan
The lawsuit says the target-date funds were selected for the plan despite having no performance history and, when they continued to underperform, they were not replaced with better options.
Data and Research
Pandemic Puts More Households at Risk in Retirement
The Center for Retirement Research says half of American households are at risk of not being able to live at pre-retirement standards of living in retirement.
Compliance
Trustee Sued Over Retirement Plan Account Fraud
The lawsuit claims the trustee allowed an unauthorized person to take a distribution from a participant’s account and that the trustee is refusing to provide information to help remedy the situation.
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