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for the month of May 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 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: MassMutual
Why COLI? Why MassMutual?
Interview with Mark Laramee Managing Director of COLI Sales, Institutional Solutions
SPONSORED BY: MassMutual
Coronavirus and Your Company’s Retirement Plan
As more states respond to the Coronavirus by ordering people to shelter in place and closing nonessential business operations, commerce is screeching to a halt. Millions of Americans are being forced onto unemployment rolls, anxiously awaiting their next paycheck and, at least momentarily, postponing saving for retirement.
Featured Whitepapers
SPONSORED BY: Invesco
The Forgotten Participant
Examining defined contribution participant investing behaviors and decision-making
SPONSORED BY: Franklin Templeton
Quantitative Science—Actively Adding To Fixed Income Decisions
Quantitative vs. active debate? This issue of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Markets explains how our “active quant” approach sets us apart.
SPONSORED BY: MetLife Retirement & Income Solutions
From Traditional to Transitional: How the Nation’s Retirement Model Is Changing
81% of employers say they have workers delaying retirement because they feel financially trapped.1
Featured Webcasts
SPONSORED BY: GRPAA
Getting the most out of your Financial Wellness benefit
What is Financial Wellness, and how will it impact the American worker? Very simply – Financial Wellness is a benefit that will alleviate stress from a person who needs guidance sorting out their financial situation, whatever it may be. A benefit that will make happier, healthier, and more productive workers. Join Advisor Kyle Posvistak as he goes through; tactics to engage employees with a wellness program, bandwidth gain to HR by decreasing an already busy workload, and real-life examples he has seen in companies that invest in such a benefit.
SPONSORED BY: Summer
Navigating the student debt crisis
How you can help your employees find student debt relief without breaking the bank
SPONSORED BY: GRPAA
Protecting your Retirement Assets from the Next Black Swan Event
Target Date Funds now dominate the asset flows in 401k and 403b plans bringing in more than 60% of all new contributions. The click it and forget it mentality has made Target Date Funds an easy, user friendly investment vehicle for most retirement clients. But, do plan sponsors and more importantly, plan participants, really understand what they are investing in? All TDFs are not created equally. During the 2008 financial crisis, as well as the current Coronavirus dislocation, the difference in returns and volatility among the top TDF offerings was staggering.
SPONSORED BY: Gallagher
Responding to COVID-19: Retirement Plan Design, Fiduciary Best Practices, and Employee Financial Wellbeing Considerations
COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the nation and economy. Market volatility, organizational sustainability, and employee financial resilience are a few of the specific challenges plan sponsors face with regards to their retirement programs. The responsibilities to manage fiduciary risk and evaluate plan design alternatives are constrained by time and resources now dedicated to other business-related decisions addressing COVID-19. As an organization and committee, now is a critical time to ensure you’re maintaining prudent review and decision making processes. This means reviewing the right information to make plan design decisions that control expenses and cash flow while also considering participant impact and ensuring your employees have access to resources that can help them make financial decisions in a stressful environment.
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