If you haven’t been to Retirement Town Hall in a while you’ve missed some breaking news in the retirement benefits world and some in-depth analysis.
Inside the DB preference
Mark Olleman gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the new report he co-authored with Ilana Boivie of the National Institute on Retirement Security in Public DB plans get some love.
Sponsors of cash balance plans and their advisors who missed it will be happy to see the headline: IRS delays deadline for “Market Rate of Return,” other rules. Following that up, the Employee Benefit Research Group also noted that Social Security announces 3.6 percent benefit increase for 2012 and news that COLAs increase retirement, Social Security, health benefit amounts. That week, we asked for your thoughts on Social Security’s 2012 makeover in our poll. More recently we asked you to look into A crystal ball for taxes and give us your prediction of how Washington will handle 2012 payroll taxes.
We’ve covered target-date funds before and there’s new analysis in the October edition of the Milliman Benefits Perspectives. Here, Jeff Marzinsky sums up the four key points in Target-date funds: Plan sponsor considerations.