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!
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Administration
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 >
Administration
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 >
Magazine
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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