PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending May 13th, 2016
Complying with fiduciary duties and improving participant outcomes are top of mind for plan sponsors, and this week’s news is full of helpful information about both topics. This week’s top articles cover what to anticipate from Washington, what plan participants should consider in retirement planning, how to boost Millennial women’s retirement savings, how participant outcomes relate to the fiduciary duty of selecting and monitoring investments, and more. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
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Consider Participant Outcomes When Reviewing Plan Fees
Savings grow with compound interest, but there is a compound effect on fees which reduces the amount of assets that can be invested and grow.Read more >
Plan Sponsors Should Promote Roth Accounts More
Willis Towers Watson explains the benefits of saving for retirement in Roth accounts and how to promote them to retirement plan participants.Read more >
Millennial Women Need a Boost in Retirement Savings
T. Rowe Price suggests a number of steps plan sponsors can take to engage women in saving more for retirement.Read more >
SPARK to Establish Data Security Standards for Recordkeepers
The newly established Data Security Oversight Board will collaborate to establish uniform criteria for recordkeepers and certify those who meet the criteria.Read more >
Factors Included in Fee Decisions
Litigation has increased retirement plan sponsors’ focus on plan fees, and they need to know all their choices to make the best decisions.Read more >
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2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to announce the 2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year finalists.
2020 Recordkeeping Survey
How to Effectively Measure Retirement Plan Success
It’s important for plan sponsors to define plan goals and what they are going to measure, and the defined metrics should be things they can influence.
CARES Act Considerations: CRDs, RMDs, Taxes and More

Between retirement reforms first created by the SECURE Act and then updated by the CARES Act, there is a lot of confusion about required minimum distribution deadlines and the tax treatment of coronavirus-related hardship withdrawals.

Settlement Reached in Insperity 401(k) Excessive Fee, Self-Dealing Suit

Among other things, the lawsuit accused Reliance Trust Co. of selecting funds for the plan that would benefit itself.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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