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week ending July 31st, 2020
PLANSPONSOR offers in-depth coverage of many issues of interest to retirement plan sponsors. COVID-19 effects on plans, every day administration and compliance are just some of the many topics covered by these articles. In case you missed it (ICYMI), this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend highlights some of our recent coverage. You will find information to help you in the administration of your retirement programs. Have a great weekend!
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Compliance
Retirement Plan Disclosures Move Into the Digital Age
Plan sponsors need to understand requirements in the new DOL rule, including how to ensure cybersecurity, before moving forward.
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.
Administration
Get Beneficiary Designation and Missing Participant Practices in Order
The pandemic has highlighted the need for plan sponsors to actively encourage revised beneficiary designations and have missing participant procedures in place.
Administration
Changing Messages About Benefits
Plan sponsors can create new communications to engage participants with their retirement and health benefit plans that take into consideration special circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Administration
Frozen DB Plans Still Require Much Attention
There is nearly as much work to do when a DB plan is frozen as when it’s open, and ignoring it could come at great cost.
Popular Reads
Research
2022 Recordkeeping Survey
Benefits
Defined Benefit Plans May Have New Life
Don’t call it a comeback: Plan sponsors could thaw frozen defined benefit plans to return them as a retirement benefit for workers.   
Ask the Experts
Can an Alternate Payee Designate a Beneficiary?
Experts from Groom Law Group and CAPTRUST answer questions concerning retirement plan administration and regulations.
Benefits
70% of Employees Not Price Shopping for Health Care
Only 29% of health benefit plan sponsors offer a price comparison tool, a survey finds.
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