PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending November 9th, 2018

Happy Friday, PLANSPONSOR readers! In this week’s edition, we highlight financial wellness and participant education. A Security Benefit study found Millennial teachers are searching for education about investing, while a report from Ascensus deems younger savers as the generation most likely to meet their retirement goals. A high number of employers are measuring financial readiness with their employees, and at the same time another set of plan sponsors is evaluating how questions of longevity tie to participant education. A Hearts & Wallets study analyzes why participants ignore education when facing daunting financial obstacles. All this and more in this week’s issue of PLANSPONSOR Weekend.

Editor's choice
Millennial Educators Especially Want Retirement Savings Investing Help
While a majority cite credit card and student loan debt as obstacles to reaching financial goals, Millennial educators are paying attention to retirement savings.Read more >
Data and Research
Young Savers Most Likely to Meet Retirement Goals
Workers younger than 35 are realizing they need to start saving now, according to Ascensus; however, only 30% are on track to meet their retirement savings goals.Read more >
Data and Research
More Employers Monitoring Retirement Readiness of Employees
In addition, to help employees reduce their debt stress and maximize their retirement plan savings, more employers are developing financial wellbeing initiatives, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. found.Read more >
Data and Research
Longevity Concerns Inform Education Opportunities
BMO Wealth Management U.S. says individuals should know to plan for living beyond the average life expectancy and what medical expenses to expect, among other things.Read more >
Data and Research
Individuals Not Seeking Help for the Hardest Retirement Concerns
A study found the top financial tasks individuals need help with include choosing when to retire, choosing appropriate investments and developing a strategy to withdraw from multiple accounts.Read more >
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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