PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 20th, 2019
Many employees look to employers for help with planning for retirement. Generation X, arguably, may need the most help right now. But, employers can help all generations by strategically designing a defined contribution (DC) retirement plan that will improve outcomes for employees. Offering calculators to employees can spur them into taking more actions to help themselves, and there are lessons from other countries about helping employees do this. Education is also important, as employees need to understand the risks they will face pre- and post-retirement and that with changing market dynamics and improved longevity, investment strategies need to evolve from traditional ideas. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
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Administration
Plan Sponsors Should Address Financial Squeeze Put on Gen X
Struggling with debt and budgeting, Gen Xers are in their prime earning years, they are getting close to retirement and they are taking care of both their children and their parents.Read more >
Industry Voices
How a More Strategic Eye on Retirement Plan Design Can Alleviate Readiness Issues
As a growing number of America’s aging workers delay retirement, employers should consider applying a multiyear strategy alongside their 401(k) plan to find ways to improve their employee’s ability to retire on their own terms and minimize the higher costs associated with those who are forced to keep working.Read more >
Industry Voices
Taking a ‘Calculated’ Approach to Retirement Readiness
Nathan Voris, with Schwab Retirement Plan Services, discusses how retirement calculators can be a useful resource for employees—by spurring them into action and providing them with more confidence about retirement readiness.Read more >
Administration
Preparing Employees for Retirement, a Global Comparison
Retirement plan sponsors and policymakers can gain ideas from countries with different methods for encouraging retirement security.Read more >
Investing
Market Volatility Not the Only Risk for Pre-Retirees and Retirees
Yet, aside from keeping themselves healthy, they need to realize that with increasing longevity, retirees are no longer considered short-term investors.Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Rules for Retaining Benefit Plan Records
Electronic filing is popular, but benefit plan sponsors need to know the rules about what documents can be stored digitally and how.
Effect of the Biden Administration on Health and Retirement Benefits
Health and retirement benefit plan sponsors will likely see efforts to reduce health costs for Americans and a rolling back of current administration efforts, especially on ESG investing.
What Happens When Student Loan Payment Deferral Ends?

Employers can steer employees to help when they have to restart student loan debt repayments, and there is hope that more government help is on the horizon.

TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Residents of the Island of Misfit Toys
December 17, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Who/what were the residents on the Island of Misfit Toys in “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer?”
Cybersecurity Risks Still Lurking for Retirement Plan Sponsors
A recent federal court decision does not let plan sponsors off the hook, and various state laws may be applied to cases against them.

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

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