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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
2021 Health Savings Account Survey
2020 Recordkeeping Survey
Compliance
403(b) Plan Sponsor Sued Over Excessive Fees and Underperforming Investments
The lawsuit calls out the use of the active suite of the Fidelity Freedom target-date funds, among other things.
Benefits
Addressing the Haves and Have-Nots in Retirement Savings
The experience during the pandemic of those with and without retirement savings has highlighted the issue of income inequality, says Ed Farrington, with Natixis Investment Managers.
Compliance
SECURE Act 2.0 Passed Unanimously by Ways and Means Committee
A rare unanimous affirmative voice vote by the Ways and Means Committee allows the SECURE Act 2.0 to be considered by the full House of Representatives.
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