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for the month of October 2020
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intel Roundup newsletter. Here we feature articles, whitepapers, webcasts, and videos from thought leaders in the industry. This content is intended to help retirement plan sponsors gain a deeper understanding of nascent trends and provide key insights and analysis on the retirement benefits space.
Featured Thought Leadership
SPONSORED BY: OneAmerica
Choice and Simplicity
Interview with Sandy McCarthy
SPONSORED BY: UMB Healthcare Services
Employers Hold the Key to Financial Well-Being in the Age of COVID-19
By Phil Mason
SPONSORED BY: Fidelity
Racial Inequalities in Financial Wellness
To address racial inequalities, we must acknowledge they exist and understand the reasons why. Here, we explore differences by race and ethnicity across budgeting, debt, savings, protection, and financial confidence. While acknowledging historic and continued barriers to financial wellness, we also explore the idea that different priorities shape employees’ finances. Identifying both gaps and successes can highlight opportunities for more equitable approaches to help all employees achieve financial wellness.
SPONSORED BY: Fidelity
Rethinking Benefits in the Pandemic Era
Supporting employees’ emotional and financial wellness with an innovative student debt relief strategy
Featured Whitepapers
SPONSORED BY: Athene
Optimizing Pension Risk Transfer Timing and Execution
Pension risk transfer transaction timing is always important — but now more than ever.
SPONSORED BY: Edelman Financial Engines
Protect Retirement Income for Your Participants—and Your Bottom Line
How you can help prevent participants from taking plan loans or hardship withdrawals
SPONSORED BY: American Century Investments
An ERISA Attorney’s Views on Target-Date Fund Selection
Brad Campbell opines on how ERISA protects fiduciaries—if they document their decisions the right way.
Featured Webcasts
SPONSORED BY: UMB Healthcare Services
Creating Financial Wellness Programs in a Post-Pandemic World
COVID-19 has created not just one, but two global pandemics. Financial stress—aggravated by COVID-19—is currently the leading cause of lost productivity, unplanned absences and low job performance among workers. Offering a comprehensive financial wellness package with the right mix of benefits can support employees’ emotional and physical health, thereby alleviating anxiety and driving productivity.
SPONSORED BY: SSGA
Evolving the DC Experience for Pandemic-Pinched Participants
While the coronavirus crisis has put the squeeze on existing stressors, most participants are endeavoring to stay the course when it comes to retirement, as highlighted in State Street’s 2020 Global Retirement Reality Report.
SPONSORED BY: Newport
Executive Benefit Plan Trends: The Top 8 Things You Should Know
Many of the country’s leading companies recently participated in the Newport/PLANSPONSOR Magazine 2020 Executive Benefit Survey. The results—including valuable insights on nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans—will be shared by experts from Newport and PLANSPONSOR during this informative webcast.
SPONSORED BY: MetLife
Bull or Bear: Empower Employees to Retire in Any Market
Explore the Lifetime Income Options That Can Help Plan Participants Protect Their Assets Throughout Retirement.
SPONSORED BY: GRPAA
Retirement Readiness: Are Americans Falling Behind?
When it comes to retirement readiness, Americans are falling behind. The combination of too much debt and too little savings could be catastrophic. But advisers, employers and participants all have the power to course correct!
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