PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending June 9th, 2017
Editor's choice
Participants
PSNC 2017: Top Trends
The 30,000-foot view of employer-sponsored benefit programs
and participant trends—what may stay and what may change. Read more >
Participants
PSNC 2017: Plan Design Elements of the Future
Starting off the 2017 PLANSPONSOR National Conference, the panel discussed key plan design features that can boost participant engagement. Read more >
Administration
PSNC 2017: The Many Benefits of Re-enrollment
Experts addressing the PLANSPONSOR National Conference urged attendees not to fear aggressive re-enrollments from a fiduciary or workload perspective. Read more >
Compliance
PSNC 2017: Washington Update
Top ERISA attorneys give their best predictions about how tax reform, open MEPs, fiduciary rulemaking and other regulatory and legislative matters will evolve under Republican leadership. Read more >
Benefits
PSNC 2017: Retirement Security at an Inflection Point
“We are at a unique inflection point in history, with a number of forces converging simultaneously that are forever changing how we approach retirement,” argued Joe Ready, of Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust. Read more >
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MOST POPULAR STORIES
The Senate Math That Could Block SECURE Act
Senate floor time is at a premium ahead of the 2020 presidential election—so much so that even legislation that passed the House with a near-unanimous bipartisan vote is not guaranteed to become law.
House Committee Advances Bill to Establish Union Pension Lifeline Program

The legislation aims to establish a 30-year loan program and new financial assistance for financially troubled multiemployer pension plans.

Open MEPs Not for Every Plan Sponsor
If legislation passes to allow for open multiple employer plans (MEPs) for plan sponsors without a common nexus, experts believe they will offer benefits to plan sponsors, but there would be some considerations to explore before joining one.
Driving Financial Wellness at Work
Wes Collins, senior manager of participant advice services at CAPTRUST, discusses financial wellness areas of focus, broken out by career stage.
Pension Participants Claim ERISA Breaches in Dow DuPont Pension Transfer

In a new ERISA lawsuit seeking class action status, the plaintiffs claim their pension assets were disloyally and imprudently transferred during a complex series of corporate spinoffs and mergers.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

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