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The latest news, regulations, and insights surrounding 401(k) Plans for plan sponsors and administrators
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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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PLANSPONSOR - Internal Controls Can Help Prevent Retirement Plan Fraud

PLANSPONSOR - Internal Controls Can Help Prevent Retirement Plan Fraud | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

The IRS has suggested a list of helpful internal controls for retirement plan sponsors.

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PLANADVISER.com - Mitigating Factors

PLANADVISER.com - Mitigating Factors | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Spotlighting industry data from PLANADVISER’s proprietary research
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PLANSPONSOR - Accepting Responsibility

PLANSPONSOR - Accepting Responsibility | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it

The eighth annual defined contribution (DC) investment study by Janus Capital Group and PLANSPONSOR, conducted in conjunction with PLANSPONSOR’s 2014 DC Survey, focused again on the selection and ongoing monitoring of qualified default investment alternatives (QDIAs) as well as single-, multi-manager and custom target-date funds (TDFs). The results of the study affirmed some trends that have been evident for a few years, yet some of the study’s findings were still surprising.

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PLANADVISER.com - Council Asks DOL to Reconsider Open MEPs

PLANADVISER.com - Council Asks DOL to Reconsider Open MEPs | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
The 2014 ERISA Advisory Council made several recommendations to the Department of Labor (DOL) related to outsourcing employee benefit plan services. ---
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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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The Biggest 401(k) Blunder People Make - Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Biggest 401(k) Blunder People Make - Wall Street Journal (blog) | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
The most costly mistake employees make with employer benefits is not contributing enough to their 401(k) to get the maximum employer matching contribution.

Via Roger Wohlner
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DOL rule for plan funding notices applies to single-employer plans for first time - Pensions & Investments

DOL rule for plan funding notices applies to single-employer plans for first time - Pensions & Investments | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
Single-employer defined benefit plan sponsors covered by ERISA have new guidelines for annual funding notices in a final rule published Monday by the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration.
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How Self-Employed Business Owners Can Improve Their Retirement Planning - NerdWallet (blog)

How Self-Employed Business Owners Can Improve Their Retirement Planning - NerdWallet (blog) | 401k News for Plan Sponsors and Administrators | Scoop.it
By Dmitriy Fomichenko Learn more about Dmitriy on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor 2015 is underway and many of us are now working on our New Year’s resolutions. If you’re a…
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Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for plan sponsors of retirement plans

A list of ten ideas plan sponsors can adopt to improve their retirement plans and lessen the burden during audit time.
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