PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending March 17th, 2017
Happy Friday, PLANSPONSOR readers! This week we learned that Roth accounts almost always generate more retirement wealth for investors, but also, the shift from employer-sponsored defined benefit (DB) plans to defined contribution (DC) plans has resulted in lower income replacement in retirement. Plan providers are stepping up to help encourage lifetime income products in DC plans and to improve financial wellness program offerings. And, profiles for our 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year finalists are now online. All this and more in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend.
Editor's choice
Awards
2017 Best in Class 401(k) Winners
PLANSPONSOR has announced and published details about its 2017 Best in Class 401(k) winners.Read more >
Awards
2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year Award Finalists
Profiles of our 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year finalists are now available. Get to know their stories.Read more >
Investing
Providers, Plan Sponsors Focusing on Retirement Income
The evolution of qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) structures, and the expanding flexibility for retirement income solutions are two key trends in the defined contribution (DC) space for 2017, according to the latest findings by global research and consulting firm Cerulli Associates.Read more >
Administration
Recordkeepers Amping Up Financial Wellness Resources
Forty percent of the recordkeepers within Corporate Insight’s Retirement Plan Monitor (RPM) coverage group are either completely overhauling or making significant enhancements to existing content.Read more >
Data and Research
Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans Generating Less Income
The shift from DB plans to DC plans has resulted in a decline in income replacement rates, a study finds.Read more >
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New Complaint Targets TIAA’s Managed Account Rollovers

Earlier this year, the firm settled similar charges from the SEC and the New York attorney general accusing it of making inaccurate and misleading statements to rollover clients.

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