PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending March 4th, 2016
Happy Friday NewsDash readers! Will retirement plan sponsors feel the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy? One ERISA attorney says it shouldn’t have a big effect, and indeed, the high court has made some important decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. In other news, the IRS has given retirement plan sponsors a sigh of relief about compliance questions on the new Form 5500 and has issued a warning to HR personnel about a new phishing scheme. Regular contributor Mike Barry discusses how the presidential candidates’ tax proposals could affect DC plans. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
Editor's choice
Will Plan Sponsors Feel Effect of SCOTUS Vacancy?
An ERISA attorney feels the Supreme Court vacancy will not be filled before the end of President Obama’s term, but also says it shouldn’t have a big effect on retirement plan sponsors.Read more >
High Court Denies Review of N.J. Pension Contribution Case
This leaves in place a New Jersey Supreme Court decision that contributions agreed upon in 2011 pension reform are not enforceable.Read more >
ERISA Pre-empts State Requirements for Health Plans
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Vermont disclosure requirement couldn’t be imposed on a self-funded ERISA plan.Read more >
That CEO Request May Not Be from the CEO
The IRS has issued an alert about a phishing scheme involving W-2s.Read more >
Industry Voices
Barry’s Pickings Online: Retirement Savings Tax Policy
How will Presidential candidate proposals affect the DC plan tax deal?Read more >
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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.

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 Recordkeeping Survey
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.

2020 Best in Class DC Providers

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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