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week ending December 4th, 2020
The editors of PLANSPONSOR strive to create exclusive content to help plan sponsors do their jobs, and do them better. You’ll find some of that in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend. Have a great weekend!
Editor's Choice
Compliance
Auditors’ View of Plan Management
Auditors share common errors they find when doing retirement plan financial audits and what they recommend for plan sponsor processes.
Administration
Consider Who Is Paying When Benchmarking Retirement Plan Fees
There is less risk when a plan sponsor pays retirement plan fees, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the benchmarking should be different than if participants pay.
Administration
Repositioning Financial Wellness and Retirement Benefits for 2021
Plan sponsors can take steps now to make sure their plans are ready to meet fiduciary obligations and participants’ needs in the new year.
Compliance
Cybersecurity Risks Still Lurking for Retirement Plan Sponsors
A recent federal court decision does not let plan sponsors off the hook, and various state laws may be applied to cases against them.
Administration
Increasing Participant Trust in Retirement Plans and Sponsors
Plan sponsors should tout the ways they are helping participants with their plan designs and good governance processes.
Administration
Rules for Retaining Benefit Plan Records
Electronic filing is popular, but benefit plan sponsors need to know the rules about what documents can be stored digitally and how.
Popular Reads
Research
2022 Recordkeeping Survey
Compliance
More TDF Underperformance Lawsuits Emerge Across US
Among the latest major employers to be sued under ERISA for alleged underperformance of default investment options are Marsh & McLennan and Advance Publications.
Data and Research
Plan Sponsors and Participants Cite Different ‘Important’ Benefits
Although attention to workplace benefits has increased among employers, a new Transamerica Institute survey reveals a chasm between the benefits they value and those that workers prize.
Compliance
Managed Account Fees Challenged in Latest ERISA Lawsuit
The lawsuit comes as retirement plan sponsors and participants express increased interest in personalization and managed account services.
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