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Week ending February 03, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, PLANSPONSOR readers! Well, it’s happened; the Department of Labor (DOL) has been ordered by President Donald Trump to delay the implementation of its fiduciary rule. Industry experts have opined that the rollback of the DOL fiduciary rule will actually put more pressure, not less, on plan sponsors to ensure they are meeting their own required duties. And, there has been much speculation this week about what other Trump priorities will mean for the retirement industry and investing. In other news, we look behind the process of implementing state-run retirement plans for private-sector workers, and report that federal agencies have weighed in on their stance on challenges to plans’ church-plan status. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend.
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Compliance
No More Delays for DOL Fiduciary Rule
Providers will have to begin complying with provisions of the new DOL fiduciary rule starting June 9, 2017. 
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Participants
Pre-Retirees Could Use More Retirement Planning Help
Although people approaching retirement have a strong vision for what success looks like, many are unsure of how to get there, and many are still afraid of running out of money, a TIAA survey finds.
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Administration
Multiemployer Plans Have Hope and a Future
Doom and gloom headlines are not the whole story about multiemployer plans.
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Deals and People
Retirement Industry People Moves
Northern Trust hires two for Taft-Hartley business; MassMutual rebrands; Bank of America Merrill Lynch expands retirement business; and more.
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Research
2016 Recordkeeping Survey
The market's growth has manifested itself with more recordkeeping assets concentrated in the 20 largest providers. This trend also highlights the homogenization and commoditization of a growing number of recordkeeper services that were considered added value just ten years ago. Although providers in the 2016 PLANSPONSOR Recordkeeping Survey are ranked according to various criteria, none of the rankings can definitively answer the question of whether bigger recordkeepers are better recordkeepers.
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EDITOR’S CHOICE
Compliance
Halt of Fiduciary Rule Means More Work for Plan Sponsors
Industry experts have opined that the rollback of the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule will actually put more pressure, not less, on plan sponsors to ensure they are meeting their own required duties.
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Industry Voices
Barry’s Pickings Online: Welcome to Trump-World
Michael Barry, president of the Plan Advisory Services Group, discusses how certain Trump priorities will affect retirement plans.
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Investing
Retirement Industry Prepares for Trump Policies
Experts weigh in on the lasting effects President Donald Trump’s cabinet—and the Republican-controlled Congress—could have on the retirement plan industry.
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Benefits
Behind the Process of Implementing a State-Run Plan for Private-Sector
A number of states have approved initiatives for state-run plans for private sector employees. Once approved, what is the process to get these plans to implementation, and how long does it take?
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Compliance
Agencies File Brief in Support of Church Plans
In a brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, several federal agencies argue that their longstanding interpretation of the definition of church plan reflects the natural reading of the statutory text, and their interpretation warrants deference.
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