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week ending January 31st, 2020
PLANSPONSOR offers a variety of in-depth articles—originally reported and unique pieces of content that examine the most pressing topics for retirement plan sponsors, across the areas of compliance, investing, administration and more. This edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend includes different administration topics—from the basics to the more complex. Please share what you learn with your colleagues. Have a great weekend!
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Administration
Plan Sponsors Have Multiple Options for Creating Income Streams for Participants
Annuities should be considered, and the type to offer in a DC plan depends on several factors.
Administration
Performing an Effective Benchmarking of Plan Advisers
An analysis of advisers’ skills and services helps in finding those with higher skill sets, and those who offer much more value for plan sponsors.
Administration
Components of Annuity Pricing
The costs of annuities depends on the type and the amount of flexibility.
Administration
Retirement Plan Features to Consider Pruning
Some features make administration unnecessarily difficult, while others could derail participants’ retirement readiness.
Administration
Mechanics of DB Plan QDROs Differ From Those for DC Plans
There are different paths for getting the right benefits to the right people when a plan participant divorces.
Popular Reads
2020 Defined Benefit Administration Survey
Compliance
Use of Fidelity Active Management Funds Questioned in Court
Multiple lawsuits have been filed recently that question the offering of active management funds to retirement plan participants.
Ask the Experts
Clarification of Loan Repayment Delay Provisions of CARES Act
Experts from Groom Law Group and Cammack Retirement Group answer questions concerning retirement plan administration and regulations.
Data and Research
No Massive Pullback From Retirement Savings Seen Yet
Research finds few retirement savers have lowered savings rates or withdrawn money; however, those with lower incomes and in certain industries may be disproportionately affected.
Investing
Improving Participant Outcomes With Custom TDFs
Off-the-shelf TDFs may not meet the needs of participant demographics, so plan sponsors can build custom TDFs to provide greater diversification and less risk near retirement.
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