PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending June 23rd, 2017
Hello, PLANSPONSOR readers! To quote a colleague of mine: “Providers had a good week in the courts.” Fidelity, Putnam and Voya all had wins in court challenges against them. In other news, an analysis from Wells Fargo finds that, by using some best practices, plan sponsors have moved the needle toward more plan participants taking action to reach an 80% income replacement goal, and another study reveals pre-retirees could use some help in developing a retirement income strategy. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
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Judge Dismisses ERISA Suit Against Fidelity Stable Value Decisions
A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts this week dismissed an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) lawsuit filed against Fidelity Management Trust Company over the management and monitoring of a stable value fund offered to 401(k) plans.Read more >
Court Rules for Putnam in Excessive Fee Suit
A district court ultimately found that since plaintiffs did not establish a case in which a particular fiduciary breach caused a loss to the plan, their arguments fail.Read more >
Suit Challenging Voya’s Relationship With Financial Engines Dismissed
Voya Retirement Advisors was found not to be an ERISA fiduciary with respect to its compensation in an agreement with Nestle’s 401(k) plan.Read more >
Analysis Finds DC Plan Health Improving
Wells Fargo shares best practices it finds employers are using to help participants reach their income replacement in retirement goal.Read more >
Data and Research
Pre-retirees Unsure About Executing Retirement Income Strategies
Unlike their younger counterparts, individuals nearing or in retirement don’t have the luxury of long time horizons in which to grow their nest eggs. They are at a point where developing a strategy to sustain their assets and draw retirement income is critical. However, many lack the knowledge to do so effectively, according to a survey by the American College of Financial Services.Read more >
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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.

2021 Recordkeeping Survey
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.
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2021 Participant Survey

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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