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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!
Editor's Choice
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
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Benefits
Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution: Understanding the Costs of Each
There are instances where a DB plan is the more cost-effective option, but experts say the trend of lower DC plan fees could be a game-changer.
Investing
Considering the Arguments for and Against Actively Managed Funds in DC Plans
The debate continues following a recent publication from the CFA Institute Research Foundation which asks, ‘Is active management worth it?’
Data and Research
Not Having a Retirement Drawdown Strategy Can Affect Retirement Security
A survey finds a majority of retirees are using RMDs for ‘guidance’ about how to spend down their assets, but experts say this doesn’t support spending trends in retirement and doesn’t make the best use of their savings.
Opinions
Behavioral Science-Backed Strategies for Financial Wellness Engagement
Beth Brockland, with Financial Health Network, shares three ways to help employees best use their financial wellness benefits.
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