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 >
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 >
‘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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Another Schlichter Suit Targets Sponsor and Providers

Even cases that allege potential wrongdoing on the part of a service provider are often targeted exclusively at the plan sponsor. Not so in the latest suit filed by the law firm Schlichter Bogard & Denton.

Could There Be a Renewed Interest in DB Plans?
There are plan designs that decrease the risk and volatility for plan sponsors, and defined benefit plans offer the guaranteed lifetime income participants desire.
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Participants Are Saving More With ‘TDF-Plus’ Strategies

A new study finds participants who blended funds were on track to replace more of their pre-retirement income than those who did not.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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