PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending May 27th, 2016
Happy holiday weekend, PLANSPONSOR readers! This week saw a new wave of retirement plan excessive fee suits, with one targeting advice and brokerage account offerings and one filed against a small 114-participant plan. New research revealed ways to target each generation’s needs in financial wellness programs and times to ‘nudge’ employees to save for retirement. And, retirees share retirement saving advice with younger workers. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
Editor's choice
New Excessive Fee Suit Targets Advice, SDBAs
A lawsuit accuses Fidelity of receiving “kickbacks” from Financial Engines and leading retirement plan participants that use its SDBA option to purchase higher-priced investments.Read more >
Data and Research
New Concept of Retirement Needs New Solutions
Workers have ideas for new flexible retirements, and employers and governments can offer solutions.Read more >
Data and Research
Habitual Savings Critical for Retirement Readiness Success
Research reveals times to ‘nudge’ employees into saving for retirement and ways to make it easy for them to do so.Read more >
Data and Research
Retirees Have Advice for Younger Workers
Roughly three in five recommend those younger than them start saving earlier in their career (63%) or save more throughout their career (57%).Read more >
Data and Research
Participants Would Like Sponsors to be More Hands-On
Many would welcome automatic enrollment and automatic increases.Read more >
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New Financial Audit Rule Increases Requirements for Plan Sponsors
Plan sponsors will be required to provide much more data, as well as certifications about plan administration and governance, and limited-scope audits will no longer be so limited.
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
TRIVIAL PURSUITS: What do the M’s stand for in M&Ms?
Participants Missing the Full Match Remains a Big Problem

A new survey shows there are several reasons employees decide not to contribute to their retirement plans.

TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Meaning and Origin of the Idiom “Watershed Moment?”

Some may describe the arrival of the coronavirus as a “watershed moment.”

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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