PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending May 6th, 2016
Good retirement plan sponsors are always looking for ways to improve their plans and participant outcomes. That’s one reason financial wellness is such a hot topic. One of our most popular stories this week discusses how to develop a financial wellness program, and in another article, the levels of guidance and advice plan sponsors can offer to employees are described. The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has released a financial wellness video series plan sponsors can lead participants to. Of course, plan design can improve participant outcomes and Principal offers some best practices for 403(b) plans. In addition, simulations from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) show how plan design decisions can improve retirement income. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Editor's choice
Best Practices for 403(b) Plans
403(b)s are still catching up with plan design and fiduciary best practices.Read more >
Data and Research
Employer, Employee Decisions Can Change Retirement Savings Picture
The GAO found many individual and employer decisions can substantially raise projected DC plan savings at retirement, especially for low-earning households.Read more >
The Employer’s Role in Retirement Advice
Retirement plan sponsors have a role to lead and inspire employees and provide good resources.Read more >
EBSA Offers New Financial Wellness Video Series
The Employee Benefits Security Administration has posted a series of videos covering topics including budgeting and establishing retirement savings rates.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.

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.

The NQDC Market

Data on number of plans, participants and liabilities by nonqualified plan type, and a listing of the largest providers of section 409A plans and section 457 plans.

2020 Best in Class DC Providers

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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