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Two states are taking action in seeking leadership to head their state-run retirement plan programs. Hawaii has just begun its search for an executive director; California has just named theirs.  Hawaii Retirement Savings Board Seeks Exec. Director   Hawaii is seeking an executive director for... READ MORE
Fifty retirement-related organizations sent a letter to the Treasury Department and specifically the IRS on July 19 requesting “transition relief” for Section 603 under the SECURE 2.0 Act. The signers—representing advocacy organizations (including the American Retirement Association), large... READ MORE
Cybersecurity—and its importance to retirement plans and savings—are top of mind. In MarketBeat, John Iekel covers Assistant Secretary of Labor Lisa M. Gomez’s suggestions on reducing the risk of fraud or loss to a retirement account. READ MORE
Tech Talk discusses the IRS’ suggestions regarding how to avoid exceeding the Internal Revenue Code Section 415(c) limits for employer and employee contributions to 403(b)s. READ MORE
The terms of a settlement in an excessive fee suit against a $2.3 billion 403(b) plan have come to light. The suit (Garnick v. Wake Forest Univ. Baptist Med. Ctr., M.D.N.C., No. 1:21-cv-00454, complaint 6/4/21) was filed in June 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North... READ MORE
Amid the clouds of gloom that threaten the retirement security of some generations, there is a relative bright spot, at least according to one analyst—Generation Z.  Gen Z—defined by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies as those born between 1997 and 2012—so far are exhibiting hopeful... READ MORE
Millennials have had a rough week of it, at least in the financial press. First there was a report that they had established asset allocations that mirrored that of their grandparents (the respondents apparently never heard of a target-date fund). Then a separate survey that indicated they (70% of... READ MORE
As Generation X becomes the country’s next generation on deck to retire, a new report finds that many of those born between 1965 and 1980 are woefully unprepared for retirement.   When looking at median retirement savings levels for Gen X, the bottom half of earners has only a few thousand dollars... READ MORE
The IRS on July 14 made multiple announcements concerning required minimum distributions (RMDs), including relief concerning RMDs and rollovers in accordance with Section 107 of SECURE 2.0. The guidance is contained in Notice 2023-54.  Transition Relief  The IRS says that after SECURE 2.0 was... READ MORE
Delaware is pursuing an interstate collaboration for the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Savings (EARNS) Program. It launched the program in 2022.  According to the office of State Treasurer Colleen Davis, the EARNS Program board on July 13 voted unanimously to authorize her... READ MORE