PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending March 2nd, 2018
Hello, PLANSPONSOR readers. The fourth in a five-part series, investment firm Arnerich Massena has published its white paper, “Retirement Plan Best Practices: Plan Monitoring.” A new survey finds defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors are pulling out all the stops to get their participants saving—and saving adequately. A lawsuit about the design and administration of New York University’s 403(b) plans is the first of the large university lawsuits to go to trial. The largest defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors are leading the trend in accelerating pension contributions. And, if you want employees to put their pay increases due to tax reform into retirement savings, the time to act is now. All this and more in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
Editor's choice
Participants
Want Employees to Invest Tax Savings? Act Now
It will only take a few pay cycles for folks to get used to seeing the extra money come in; thus the impetus is on plan sponsors to act today to directly encourage employees to consider putting some or all of their additional take-home pay into the retirement plan.Read more >
Administration
Largest DB Plans Lead in Accelerating Pension Funding
Following a pattern as trendsetters, the 20 members of the $20 billion club collectively dismissed funding relief and paid more than triple their mandated contributions in 2017, according to Russell Investments.Read more >
Compliance
Original Case Against NYU 403(b) Plans Going to Trial
In addition, a federal judge dismissed a third complaint against NYU—naming its adviser as a defendant—as a duplicative action.Read more >
Data and Research
Sponsors Making Great Strides on Their Retirement Plans
With concerns about retirement readiness growing, DC plan sponsors are turning to automatic features, increasing their contributions, streamlining their investment menus and improving fee transparency.Read more >
Products
Arnerich Massena Publishes Latest in Retirement Plan Best Practices Series
“Monitoring your investment menu managers, your plan providers, and plan fees is an important part of your overall fiduciary responsibility,” the firm’s latest white paper states.Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Another Schlichter Suit Targets Sponsor and Providers

Even cases that allege potential wrongdoing on the part of a service provider are often targeted exclusively at the plan sponsor. Not so in the latest suit filed by the law firm Schlichter Bogard & Denton.

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
Could There Be a Renewed Interest in DB Plans?
There are plan designs that decrease the risk and volatility for plan sponsors, and defined benefit plans offer the guaranteed lifetime income participants desire.
2020 Best in Class DC Providers
Participants Are Saving More With ‘TDF-Plus’ Strategies

A new study finds participants who blended funds were on track to replace more of their pre-retirement income than those who did not.

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

Advertising: advertise@strategic-i.com

Subscribe to NewsDash, click here.
To unsubscribe, click here.
BrightScope / CIO / FWW / Investor Economics / LiquidMetrix / Market Metrics / Matrix Solutions / PLANADVISER / Plan For Life / PLANSPONSOR / Simfund