PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 29th, 2016
Helping participants have a reliable stream of income in retirement is an increasing concern of retirement plan sponsors. In this week’s news, we see that providers encourage plan sponsors to embrace lifetime income solutions, but many plan sponsors are still leary. In addition, research finds that current retirees are not spending what they are drawing down from financial accounts, suggesting a new focus for the sustainability of retirement savings. A new bill that would shore up Social Security for the future would also help with the retirement savings draw down question. Retirement plan participants say knowing how much they should have in their retirement plan today to ensure a financially secure retirement would motivate them to save more. All this and more in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend.
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Data and Research
Most DC Plan Sponsors Still Leary of Lifetime Income Products
The majority of defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors offering lifetime income solutions to participants prefer offering systematic withdrawals and education rather than guaranteed insurance-backed products.Read more >
Data and Research
Retirement Planning Focus Differs by Age
OneAmerica claims its findings show targeted communications are most effective for helping participants get retirement ready.Read more >
Compliance
Bill Introduced to Make Social Security Sustainable
Congressman Reid Ribble (R-Wisconsin) has introduced the Save Our Social Security Act in order to make Social Security solvent for another 75 years.Read more >
Participants
‘Understanding Numbers’ Would Motivate 401(k) Participants to Save More
Only 38% of participants surveyed are very or extremely confident in their knowledge about how much to put into their 401(k) each year to be on track to reach their retirement goals.Read more >
Data and Research
DOL Rule Could Lead to More Assets Staying in Plans
“The DOL fiduciary rule impacts all qualified assets and will likely have a major impact on the rollover market,” says Matthew Drinkwater with LIMRA.Read more >
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The DOL Has Begun Retirement Plan Cybersecurity Audits

Attorneys say the requests plan fiduciaries have received ask for a broad amount of information and documentation, and they urge fiduciaries to act on the DOL’s recent guidance.

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