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Week ending December 9th, 2016
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Compliance
Providers Respond to Trump’s DOL Secretary Pick
The president-elect has nominated CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder as DOL Secretary, tasked with implementing or halting the forthcoming fiduciary rule. Read more >
Administration
Trump Election a Positive So Far for DB Funded Status
Consultants estimate an improvement in funded ratios for defined benefit plans in November, and all attribute it to market activity following the election. Read more >
Administration
Helping Participants Get on the Right Track to Retirement in 2017
A new survey reveals participants’ main preferences and challenges when it comes to saving for retirement—including generating lifetime income, getting financial advice, and saving as soon as possible.Read more >
Data and Research
Americans Lagging on Retirement Savings
However, a survey finds they are managing bills and debt. Read more >
Participants
Middle-Income Workers Need Financial Planning Help
A study shows employees are very interested in getting financial planning help from employers. Read more >
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House Committee Approves Bill Aimed at Increasing Retirement Plan Coverage

Among other things, the RISE Act would encourage retirement savings by allowing plan sponsors to offer small financial incentives to motivate employee participation.

2021 Recordkeeping Survey
4% Withdrawal Rule Squeezed by Low Returns

Research from Morningstar finds that a 3.3% starting withdrawal rate is more sustainable given today’s low bond yields and high stock valuations.

Employees Don’t Want ‘All or Nothing’ When It Comes to Guaranteed Lifetime Income

Eighty-one percent of respondents to a survey indicate they are at least somewhat likely to prefer a retirement plan that substitutes guaranteed income for safe investments such as bonds.

TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Residents of the Island of Misfit Toys
December 17, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Who/what were the residents on the Island of Misfit Toys in “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer?”

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