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week ending December 18th, 2020
PLANSPONSOR strives to offer information that is helpful to anyone who works in a plan sponsor role—from the most experienced to new staff. That’s why, in addition to articles regarding the latest developments, we regularly produce articles about the basic components of plan administration and compliance. In this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend, you will find a sampling of the 'basics' education articles we produced this year.
Editor's Choice
Investing
Steps for Creating an Effective IPS
While not required, a road map for investment selection and monitoring is a best practice, and sources now say the more detailed, the better.
Compliance
Remembering the Basics of Fiduciary Duties
What ERISA retirement plan sponsors should know about their responsibilities as they make plan decisions or even outsource decisions to others.
Administration
What to Know About DB Plan Administration
Plan sponsors should understand the components of administration, the interplay of providers and on what duties sources say sponsors are falling behind.
Compliance
Recent Acts Will Require Plan Amendments
Retirement plan sponsors will need to be aware of select modifications depending on their plan type, as well as key deadlines to follow.
Compliance
Advisers Can Spearhead Retirement Plan Committee Setup and Training
Plan sponsors can trust advisers to help with committee decisions and training and expect input from ERISA attorneys.
Popular Reads
Compliance
EARN Act Clears Senate Finance Committee
For the second time in a little more than a week, a key Senate committee has advanced an important piece of retirement plan reform legislation for a vote by the full chamber.
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Compliance
Plaintiffs Rebuffed by Appeals Court in Active Management Lawsuit
The defendant in the case, CommonSpirit Health, was accused of committing fiduciary breaches in the provision of an active target-date fund suit—allegations rejected both in district court and on appeal.
Compliance
Retirement-Focused RISE & SHINE Act Clears Senate HELP Committee
Backers of the bill say it will improve retirement security by creating additional protections for workers and retirement savers at all stages of their retirement timelines.
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