Good afternoon, PLANSPONSOR readers! We are pleased to bring you our new PLANSPONSOR Weekend newsletter format. Each week we will continue to bring you the most popular articles of the week, but now our curated content will be themed. The first Friday of the month will be Plan Design & Administration; second Friday, Financial Wellness & Participant Education ; the third Friday of each month we will bring you articles focused on Health Care and Other Benefits; and the fourth Friday will be focused on Defined Benefit Plans. Five Fridays in a month happen only quarterly, but that week our topic will be Investing. We hope you enjoy this new format and know you will find it helpful and informative. Happy reading!
A new survey from the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) highlights the large percentage of plan sponsors not in favor of potential modifications regarding tax treatment of retirement savings plans.Read more >
The idea seems to be to help employees establish better tax-diversity in their retirement holdings—as well as more controlled and rational ways of spending down their collected wealth once their working life ends, SHRM says.Read more >
The IRS says it is modifying its historic approach to pre-approved plans in order to encourage employers that currently maintain individually designed plans to convert to the pre-approved format.Read more >
The 2017 cumulative list includes provisions for Roth conversions, using lifetime income products in target-date funds (TDFs) and the use of qualified longevity annuity contracts (QLACs), among other things.Read more >