At a House Committee on Education and Labor hearing, witnesses and lawmakers spoke about the issue of age discrimination in the workforce—agreeing that employers benefit from retaining older workers.
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Prudential Financial experts anticipate Social Security’s funding shortfall will likely result in program changes over time, such as reducing cost-of-living adjustments, raising the full retirement age beyond 67 or cutting benefits.
Peg Knox, chief operating officer of DCIIA, points to both the coverage gap and retirement income adequacy as being top of mind; there is also a strong fee litigation focus, given how near and dear this topic is to both plan sponsors and service providers.
A new website launched by Principal seeks to help business owners and their advisers talk through the possibilities of creating an employee stock ownership plan as part of a broader ownership transition.
A new survey shows many Americans are flatly unaware that they can use their health savings account assets accumulated in their working years to pay for health care and long-term care expenses in retirement—believing erroneously the money must be spent or be forfeited each year.
The agency also offered suggestions for rollovers by participants in foreign retirement plans.
Under a new bill in the California legislature, the state’s Human Resources Department would administer and oversee a defined contribution-type program for state employees, redirecting matching contributions that otherwise would be paid into the state pension system.
“I really like the idea of promoting default-driven plans, and the evidence is abundantly clear that automatic retirement plans can be very effective,” says Jeff Kletti at Wells Fargo. “However, my experience has been that the pendulum can swing too far in terms of mandates.”
Following the GOP tax cuts, plan sponsors may wish to coordinate administration of their loan offset rollover rules with their TPA, attorneys suggest, in order to avoid inadvertently defaulting participants' plan loans.
Retired couples, according to EBRI research, can require up to $370,000 to cover premiums for Medicare Parts B and D, premiums for Medigap Plan F, and out-of-pocket spending for outpatient prescription drugs.
The debate started when the American Council for Capital Formation published a sharply written report alleging that, as the group puts it, “CalPERS has prioritized relatively poor performing environmental, social and governance [ESG] investments at the expense of other investments more likely to optimize returns.”
The House GOP majority adopted a unified version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Tuesday afternoon; they may have to repeat the process one more time.
However, employers will likely have some difficulty in knowing how to handle the January 1, 2018, effective date that has been assigned for many provisions in the House and Senate tax reform proposals, especially for the purposes of income tax withholding.
At this interim juncture it seems that essentially all of the changes to 457(b) and 403(b) plans that were being contemplated by the Senate have been dropped.
Each having passed their own version of the bill, the House and Senate now enter the conference committee phase, during which key legislators will attempt to craft a unified version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Among other changes of note for plan sponsors, the proposal “applies a single aggregate limit to contributions for an employee in a governmental section 457(b) plan and elective deferrals for the same employee under a section 401(k) plan or a 403(b) plan of the same employer.”
“Adding deductibles, copays, hearing, vision, and dental cost sharing, the number grows to $607,662 in future dollars,” the research states.
The district court had previously ruled against the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, finding AARP did not prove irreparable harm to its members was likely; yet in the end AARP has prevailed in its challenge.