PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending January 18th, 2019
Planning for retirement isn’t just about saving. Saving is important, and addressing financial wellness, such as getting a handle on debt, can help retirement plan participants increase their savings. But, participants also need to understand their risks in retirement—investment returns, inflation, longevity, health care costs, unexpected expenses. Plan sponsors can play an important role in educating participants about these risks. In this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend, we highlight articles pertaining to retirement planning.
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Data and Research
Employers Developing Strategies to Manage Employee Retirement Timing
Employers have a dual concern about losing skilled workers and increasing benefit costs from employees who retire too late.Read more >
Data and Research
Most Retirement Risk Concerns Decrease With Age
The Society of Actuaries says individuals must first understand all the risks related to retirement so they can take steps to manage them.Read more >
Data and Research
Employees Not Realizing the Importance of Debt Control in Retirement Planning
Although a majority of workers thought workplace financial well-being programs would be either very or somewhat helpful in better preparing or saving for retirement, fewer than half of workers thought debt counseling or budgeting help would be helpful, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) found.Read more >
Administration
Retirement Planning Isn’t Just About Saving
Industry sources remind plan sponsors that education should include all factors in the realm of retirement planning.Read more >
Data and Research
Retirement Savers Need to Be Prepared for Taxes in Retirement
Fifty-two percent of pre-retirees surveyed by the Nationwide Retirement Institute wish they better understood how their income in retirement will be taxed.Read more >
Benefits
4% Rule Not a Reliable Retirement Income Withdrawal Strategy for All People
A retiree’s investment portfolio is a large factor in determining an optimal, safe withdrawal rate in retirement, but longevity, expected spending and whether guaranteed retirement income is available plays a part as well.Read more >
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Getting SECURE Act’s Lifetime Income Provisions Right
Industry sources agree pains must be taken to ensure mandatory lifetime income projections to participants are accurate and contextual education is provided.
2020 Best in Class 401(k) Plans
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to announce the sixth “class” of companies winning the Best in Class 401(k) Plan designation.
Getting Ready to Include Part-Time Employees in Retirement Plans
401(k) plan sponsors need to understand all the parts of the new requirement and, for some, the long-term effects on plan administration.
IRS Announces 2020 Contribution and Benefit Limits

The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans is increased from $19,000 to $19,500.

The Future for Annuities in DC Plans
The SECURE Act offered an annuity selection safe harbor for plan sponsors, but education will be the first step in getting this income protection to plan participants.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

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