PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending August 12th, 2016
Happy Friday PLANSPONSOR readers! The big news this week is that retirement plan excessive fee suits have moved from targeting 401(k)s to targeting 403(b) plans. In all, at least seven universities have been targeted with lawsuits this week. In addition, we have rolled out our special coverage of the Pension Protection Act’s 10-year anniversary with a dedicated microsite that will be updated with articles through the rest of the month. We also report about how to help participants prepare for retirement before their mental capacity begins to diminish, how to correct when deferrals were not stopped after a participant took a hardship withdrawal and how future market expectations suggest a need for defined contribution (DC) plan participants to save more and invest differently. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
Editor's choice
Auto-Feature Evolution Post-PPA and Beyond
Automatic plan features popularized by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 have helped to drive major change and, for the most part, major improvement in the DC retirement planning system.Read more >
DB Plan Funded Status 10 Years After PPA
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 had good intentions to get pension plans fully funded, but the market environment since the PPA’s passage has foiled such plans.Read more >
Special Coverage
PPA 10-Year Anniversary Coverage
You can find more of our special coverage of the Pension Protection Act’s 10-year anniversary through the rest of the month on our dedicated microsite.Read more >
When Deferrals Don't Stop After a Hardship Withdrawal
A plan participant takes a hardship withdrawal from his qualified retirement plan account, yet his salary deferrals continue.  How do plan sponsors get things back on track?Read more >
Data and Research
DC Participants Should Save More to Adjust for Future Market Expectations
A white paper suggests not only that DC plan participants increase their savings rate, but that investment options should be adjusted to address potential lower stock and bond returns in the coming years.Read more >
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Another Schlichter Suit Targets Sponsor and Providers

Even cases that allege potential wrongdoing on the part of a service provider are often targeted exclusively at the plan sponsor. Not so in the latest suit filed by the law firm Schlichter Bogard & Denton.

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
Participants Are Saving More With ‘TDF-Plus’ Strategies

A new study finds participants who blended funds were on track to replace more of their pre-retirement income than those who did not.

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.

2020 Best in Class DC Providers

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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