PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending January 22nd, 2016
This week, another major retirement plan fee lawsuit was filed and a Supreme Court decision alerts Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) health plan sponsors to be quick when requesting reimbursement from employees who recoup medical costs from a third party. New rules may affect how local governments manage their pensions and how churches design their retirement plans. We also reported about cost-cutting trends in the defined benefit (DB) plan space and what commenters think about the Department of Labor’s proposal for state-run retirement plans for private-sector workers. Have a happy weekend!
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Industry Groups Call Out Issues with State-Run Plan Proposal
ICI and SIFMA contend the DOL proposal for state-run retirement programs would result in a confusing patchwork of laws and other unintended consequences.Read more >
GASB 68 a Wake Up Call for Local Governments
Researchers found that for 92 cities, the unfunded pension liability as a percentage of revenue rises from 37% before GASB 68 pension accounting standards to 70% after.Read more >
2015 PLANSPONSOR Defined Contribution Survey Standouts Announced
Eleven service providers will be recognized at the annual PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence dinner March 31.Read more >
Auto Enrollment an Opportunity for Church Plans
Church plan legislation provides an immediate opportunity for plan sponsors to affect participant outcomes through auto enrollment; the effect of other provisions remains to be seen.Read more >
SCOTUS Decision Means Lien Enforcement Must Be Quick
It is essential for plan sponsors to understand how liens work under ERISA—and how a recent Supreme Court decision puts serious time pressures on the collection of equitable relief from participants and beneficiaries.Read more >
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What Participants Want From Employers’ Retirement Plan Websites

A recent study found 81% of participants have logged into their accounts, with most signing in to check account balances or review investment options.

2021 Recordkeeping Survey
DOL’s Next Moves
What’s in store for the rest of the year?
Allowing for After-Tax Contributions in a 401(a) Plan

Experts from Groom Law Group and CAPTRUST answer questions concerning retirement plan administration and regulations.

Retirement Industry People Moves

Northern Trust announces hiring of new CIO; Morgan Stanley partners with Empower; and IRIC appoints executive director.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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