PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending January 29th, 2016
It’s been a busy week here at PLANSPONSOR as we’ve announced finalists for our 2016 Plan Sponsor of the Year awards. It’s also been a busy week for the Department of Labor, which announced retirement initiatives to be included in the President’s 2017 budget and has sent its fiduciary rule language to the Office of Management and Budget for review. You can read about all of this as well as other top retirement industry news in this week’s edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend.
Editor's choice
2016 Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists
Plan Sponsor of the Year finalists have been announced in nine categories, including six segments of Corporate 401(k) Plans; 403(b) and Public DB; and Total Retirement Offering.Read more >
OMB Now Reviewing Fiduciary Rule Language
The Department of Labor has advanced its conflict of interest regulations to the Office of Management and Budget for final review.Read more >
Portability Is Key in President’s Retirement Initiatives
Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Tom Perez introduced a number of retirement proposals that are going to be included in President Obama’s 2017 budget.Read more >
Oracle Is Latest DC Plan Sponsor Targeted in Fee Suit
A new lawsuit filed against Oracle Corporation for alleged mismanagement of the company’s 401(k) plan clearly echoes many of the complaints filed in the past several years.Read more >
Data and Research
Participants Show Troubling QDIA Behavior Trends
Target-date funds and other qualified default investment alternatives (QDIAs) are often thought of as set-it and forget-it investments, but new data from J.P. Morgan Asset Management highlights some troubling behaviors among participants invested in their plan’s default.Read more >
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2021 Health Savings Account Survey
Health Care Costs in Retirement Remain a Top Stressor

Fidelity’s latest analysis shows people often underestimate the potential cost of health care in retirement, even after two decades of watching health care costs increase year-over-year.

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
SECURE Act 2.0 Passed Unanimously by Ways and Means Committee

A rare unanimous affirmative voice vote by the Ways and Means Committee allows the SECURE Act 2.0 to be considered by the full House of Representatives.

TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”

Some may describe the arrival of the coronavirus as a “watershed moment.”

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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