PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending April 8th, 2016
Obviously the big news in the retirement industry this week is the release of the Labor Department’s final fiduciary rule. We covered the rule changes, industry reaction and what specifically affects plan sponsors. These and other top stories can be found in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend.
Editor's choice
DOL Weighs In on Fidelity Float Income Suit
The agency has asked an appellate court to reverse a district court’s dismissal of the case.Read more >
Health Plan Choices Limited, Post-ACA
Since passage of the ACA, there has been a reduction in health plan designs insurance carriers are selling, says Jim O’Connor with CBIZ.Read more >
DC Optimization Can Help With Workforce Management
A quality retirement plan can help companies retain top talent and attract highly skilled new employees to offset the talent loss that comes with an aging workforce.Read more >
IRS Offers New Correction for Missed Plan Restatements
April 30 is the deadline for employers using preapproved retirement plan documents to sign an updated version.Read more >
Industry Voices
Barry’s Pickings Online: Passive Aggression
Columnist Michael Barry discusses the passive versus index investing debate and why defense is hard in excessive fee cases.Read more >
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2020 Recordkeeping Survey
How to Effectively Measure Retirement Plan Success
It’s important for plan sponsors to define plan goals and what they are going to measure, and the defined metrics should be things they can influence.
CARES Act Considerations: CRDs, RMDs, Taxes and More

Between retirement reforms first created by the SECURE Act and then updated by the CARES Act, there is a lot of confusion about required minimum distribution deadlines and the tax treatment of coronavirus-related hardship withdrawals.

The NQDC Market

Data on number of plans, participants and liabilities by nonqualified plan type, and a listing of the largest providers of section 409A plans and section 457 plans.

Settlement Reached in Insperity 401(k) Excessive Fee, Self-Dealing Suit

Among other things, the lawsuit accused Reliance Trust Co. of selecting funds for the plan that would benefit itself.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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