PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending November 11th, 2016
Editor's choice
Robo-Advisers Create Challenges for Plan Fiduciaries
Plan sponsors must carefully vet robo-adviser offerings to participants. Read more >
IRS Answers Questions About 403(b) Universal Availability Rules
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents discussed student exclusions, the less-than-20-hours-per-week exclusion, eligibility for employer contributions and the once-in-always-in rule. Read more >
Fee Arrangement Between Providers Questioned in ERISA Suit
Participants in three Ford Motor Company retirement plans suggest their adviser and recordkeeper are permitting excessive fees to be charged to participant accounts.Read more >
Industry Voices
Barry’s Pickings Online – Post-Election Thoughts
Will the Trump administration repeal the DOL’s fiduciary rule, and is comprehensive tax reform possible? Read more >
ForUsAll Offers Safe Harbor 401(k) Resource Center
A “Safe Harbor 101” handbook explains when a safe harbor 401(k) is needed and how they function. Read more >
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EARN Act Clears Senate Finance Committee

For the second time in a little more than a week, a key Senate committee has advanced an important piece of retirement plan reform legislation for a vote by the full chamber.

2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Plaintiffs Rebuffed by Appeals Court in Active Management Lawsuit

The defendant in the case, CommonSpirit Health, was accused of committing fiduciary breaches in the provision of an active target-date fund suit—allegations rejected both in district court and on appeal.

TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many States Are in More Than One Time Zone?
Some states are in more than one time zone.
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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