As I write this, we have just selected our 2017 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Sponsors
of the Year.
The number of plan sponsors
not matching employee contributions to their retirement plans has significantly decreased over the past five years, according to new research.
Defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors
were less active in certain areas in 2013 than in 2012, according to the Callan Associates 2014 DC Trends Survey.
need impartial advice when assessing and selecting investment funds and service providers for their participant-directed 401(k) plans; however, many service providers and investment brokers might recommend investment funds and provide employee education that is not in the best interest of plan participants.
In order to continue providing effective and affordable health care to their members, plan sponsors
must find ways to manage their specialty-drugs costs.
Many plan sponsors
"appear to be shoring up their plans with an eye toward eventually winding them down," the firm says.
THE IRS's EMPLOYEE PLANS COMPLIANCE RESOLUTION System (EPCRS) can help plan sponsors
correct qualification failures.
conducted by Deloitte Consulting, 45 percent of respondents reported the use of outside investment consultants, a 10 percent increase over 2003.
This may deter some plan sponsors
(who currently have this requirement) from adopting these safe-harbor provisions.
Notice 98-29 represents a positive step in reducing complexity, compliance burdens, and plan operation costs for plan sponsors
without disadvantaging plan participants.
Prime among its many benefits, standardized information will create a 'common language' shared by pension plan sponsors
, institutional real estate consultants, and real estate investment managers.