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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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MOST POPULAR STORIES
J.P. Morgan Agrees to Settle Stable Value Funds Suit

The firm has agreed to pay $75 million to settle litigation brought by multiple retirement plan participants alleging J.P. Morgan invested its stable value funds in risky assets.

SECURE Act Passes House, Bringing Calls for Senate Collaboration

Reflecting on the much-anticipated House vote, Kevin Walsh, principal with Groom Law Group, said today is an important day for the retirement industry, but it’s not the end of the story.

Individuals, Employers and Government All Play a Part in Retirement Readiness

A new research report and Catherine Collinson, with Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, lay out steps all three can take to improve retirement confidence and readiness in America.

Participant Loans: A Fiduciary Storm Brewing?
Bruce Ashton, with Drinker Biddle & Reath, discusses the fiduciary risk defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors could face when participants default on plan loans.
What to Know About Financial Audits Filed with Form 5500s
Plan sponsors required to file a financial audit along with their Form 5500 should know how regulators use the information and how to pick the best auditor.

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