PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending November 2nd, 2018

In this issue, we discuss how certain participant characteristics should influence plan design, the significance of more deeply analyzing employee data when it comes to fortifying retirement readiness, and the significant results strategic thinking can deliver for plan sponsors. Additionally, we cover the effects of white label investments and collective investment trusts (CITs), and how participants rank automatic plan design features. Find all this and more in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend—Plan Design and Administration.

Plan Design and Administration
Administration
Money Personalities Can Inform Financial Wellness Program Decisions
PwC has identified findings about money personalities and behaviors that can influence how employers tailor their approach to financial wellness programs.Read more >
Administration
Using Detailed Plan and Participant Analytics Can Improve Retirement Readiness
Willis Towers Watson believes plan-wide statistics on mean or median participation rates, balances or contribution rates cannot be the sole basis of plan design decisions, because they offer little in the way of insight into retirement adequacy and meaningful benchmarks for individuals or segments of the population.Read more >
Administration
Successful Plans Embrace Strategic Thinking
The challenge of learning to think strategically impacts plans of all sizes, says Mel Hooker at Wells Fargo; even large employers with ample resources can have trouble setting goals and knowing how to pursue them.Read more >
In the Magazine
Fund Change
Bringing white label investments and CITs to plans of all sizes.Read more >
Administration
Retirement Plan Design Options Can Help With Individual’s Savings Concerns
The Standard recommends automatic plan features as well as managed accounts.Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
IRS Announces 2020 Contribution and Benefit Limits

The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans is increased from $19,000 to $19,500.

Maximum Benefit and Contribution Limits Table 2020

Maximum Benefit/Contribution Limits for 2015 through 2020, with a downloadable PDF of limits from 2010 to 2020.

IRS Proposes Update to Mortality Tables Used to Calculate RMDs

The life expectancy tables and applicable distribution period tables in the proposed regulations reflect longer life expectancies than the tables in the existing regulations.

Employees Are Making Each Other Sick

Having too much work to do and feeling pressure from employers are some reasons employees report coming into work while under the weather.

Congressional Leaders Want SECURE Act Passage in 2019

Based on the conversations industry advocates are having in Washington, none of the leadership in the Senate or the House opposes passage of the SECURE Act.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

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