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week ending June 12th, 2020
Defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors saw a slight uptick in funded status in May. However, the market plunge yesterday serves as a reminder that we are still in uncertain times. DB plan sponsors must rethink their strategies for a continued period of uncertainty. This week’s PLANSPONSOR Weekend provides information to help them do that.
Editor's Choice
Investing
Past Bear Market Strategies No Comfort for DB Plans Right Now
Pension plan consultants are tweaking recommendations for DB plan sponsors during the unprecedented volatility created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Compliance
CARES Act May Help DB Plans Avoid Funding-Based Limitations
DB plan sponsors can use help provided in the CARES Act and take other actions to avoid falling into funded status zones that would impact benefits.
Administration
How to Manage DB Plans Through the Crisis
Experts expect the market volatility will continue for an unknown amount of time, so DB plan sponsors must be flexible and find new directions depending on the goals for their plans.
Investing
Rethinking Portfolio Strategies for DB Plans
What strategies should plan sponsors consider for reaching their goals in the new market environment?
Opinions
DB Plan Sponsors Should Be Conscious of Liquidity
Tom Cassara and Michael Clark, with River and Mercantile, discuss why pension plan sponsors should pay attention to liquidity and how they may do so.
Popular Reads
Compliance
New Financial Audit Rule Increases Requirements for Plan Sponsors
Plan sponsors will be required to provide much more data, as well as certifications about plan administration and governance, and limited-scope audits will no longer be so limited.
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Data and Research
Participants Missing the Full Match Remains a Big Problem
A new survey shows there are several reasons employees decide not to contribute to their retirement plans.
Compliance
Parties in Church Plan Lawsuit Finally Get Preliminary Approval of Settlement
A judge found the interests of a subclass of terminated, vested participants were adequately protected in a newly proposed settlement.
Compliance
2021 ERISA Plan Compliance Calendar
A schedule to help plan sponsors track important due dates for their plan
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