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The Ameriprise 401(k) Lawsuit – What Does it Mean to You?

The Ameriprise 401(k) Lawsuit – What Does it Mean to You? | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
My hope is that this suit will help motivate employers who don’t already focus on offering the best 401(k) plan possible to do so.
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Providing the right investment choices is critical for proper plan management.  It will be interesting to see the result of this suit and it's impact on 401(k) plan sponsors.

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The latest news, regulations, and insights surrounding 401(k) Plans for plan sponsors and administrators
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PLANSPONSOR - A Plan Sponsor Addresses High Earners’ Savings Needs

PLANSPONSOR - A Plan Sponsor Addresses High Earners’ Savings Needs | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

While it worked to boost savings in its 401(k) plan, one plan sponsor did not forget about highly compensated employees’ desire to save for retirement.

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Keep it simple: Getting the retirement message to employees

Keep it simple: Getting the retirement message to employees | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Pension and benefits administrators are needed more than ever to both guide and direct their employees towards healthy retirement savings and lifestyles.
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PLANSPONSOR - Millennials Expect to Work Past Retirement Age

PLANSPONSOR - Millennials Expect to Work Past Retirement Age | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

Millenials are realistic about their future retirement, with 73% expecting to work past retirement age. 

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SEC’s Ability to Deliver True Fiduciary Standard in Doubt: Report

SEC’s Ability to Deliver True Fiduciary Standard in Doubt: Report | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Institute for the Fiduciary Standard says the SEC believes

Via Chuck Hammond, PPC, CMFC
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In-plan guaranteed income products growing in popularity

In-plan guaranteed income products growing in popularity | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Now, more than ever, the retirement plan services industry is placing a greater emphasis on in-plan guaranteed income solutions to help employees achieve better retirement outcomes.
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401(k) access key to positive retirement outcomes

At current savings rates, Americans are on track to replace over half of their current income in retirement. Having access to a workplace-sponsored retirement plan, meanwhile, is the No. 1 factor in determining retirement success.
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The Side Effects of Pension Envy

The Side Effects of Pension Envy | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Do you have pension envy? You may be envious of people who got guaranteed monthly checks from employers during retirement, but 401(k)s have some advantages.
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PLANSPONSOR - Objectives Met by DC Health Benefit Arrangements

PLANSPONSOR - Objectives Met by DC Health Benefit Arrangements | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

Some employers may be considering a defined contribution health benefit arrangement for the wrong reasons

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PLANSPONSOR - Participants Appreciate Guidance About Retirement Plan Investing

PLANSPONSOR - Participants Appreciate Guidance About Retirement Plan Investing | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

Nearly one-third of investors surveyed said they most need advice about which retirement plan funds to invest in.

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PLANADVISER.com - Company Stock Considerations Depend on Employer Goal

PLANADVISER.com - Company Stock Considerations Depend on Employer Goal | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Implications of two litigation outcomes in June 2014 depend on the type of employee stock ownership plan an employer offers.
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PLANADVISER.com - New Factors That Can Impact Retirement Readiness

PLANADVISER.com - New Factors That Can Impact Retirement Readiness | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Market performance is not the only indicator of retirement readiness, according to researchers at the University of Connecticut.
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Corporate retirement plans near tipping point

Corporate retirement plans near tipping point | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Corporate defined contribution assets soon will overtake those of corporate defined benefit plans — and that could change everything.
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PLANADVISER.com - IRS Expands Auto-Feature Voluntary Correction Safe Harbors

PLANADVISER.com - IRS Expands Auto-Feature Voluntary Correction Safe Harbors | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
New safe harbor correction methods related to automatic enrollment features in defined contribution plans are being implemented by the Internal Revenue Service. 
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PLANSPONSOR - Moving the Needle on Retirement Confidence

PLANSPONSOR - Moving the Needle on Retirement Confidence | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

Confidence in retirement is up, according to EBRI’s latest Retirement Confidence Survey, but people realize they could do more to prepare.

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401(k) redesign requires clarity, focus on financial literacy

401(k) redesign requires clarity, focus on financial literacy | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Designing the ultimate defined contribution plan isn t just about the investments chosen to be in the plan. It is about strategy, a company s mission and core values and the demographics of the workers being served by the plan.
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Cadillac tax likely to become 2016 election issue

Cadillac tax likely to become 2016 election issue | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Avoiding the Affordable Care Act s excise tax, set to take effect in 2018, is front-of-mind for many benefits decision-makers.
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PLANSPONSOR - Pension Plan Funding Status Dips in March

PLANSPONSOR - Pension Plan Funding Status Dips in March | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

Public plans and foundations and endowments also saw assets decrease.

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9 Key Trends for 2015

Cammack Retirement’s Jeffrey Snyder recently published a thoughtful list of trends likely to affect the retirement market. 
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Is the 401(k) experiment a failure?

Is the 401(k) experiment a failure? | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
With the median account balance under $19,000, 401(k) plans are failing as a safety net. Here's what happened.
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One big benefit of Roth IRAs may soon disappear

One big benefit of Roth IRAs may soon disappear | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
The administration's proposed 2016 budget would now impose required minimum distributions for Roth IRAs.
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Risk vs return vs retirement: A new battle in the fight for income

Risk vs return vs retirement: A new battle in the fight for income | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
With QE having sunk yields on safe haven sovereign debt, those seeking an income in later years face having to reassess their attitude to risk.
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PLANSPONSOR - Investing Public Feels Retirement Crisis Is Real

PLANSPONSOR - Investing Public Feels Retirement Crisis Is Real | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

New research from the National Institute on Retirement Security finds nearly nine in 10 Americans believe the nation faces a serious retirement readiness crisis.

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Lawsuit May Affect How Employers Handle Retirement Savings

Lawsuit May Affect How Employers Handle Retirement Savings | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
The case involves 401(k) accounts that may have been improperly managed.
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DC plan assets continue march toward dominance globally

DC plan assets continue march toward dominance globally | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
The rest of the world is following the U.S. lead in embracing the defined contribution model of retirement savings plans, with America s employer-sponsored plans taking a huge share of global assets. And with those huge assets come huge risks.
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