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401(k) Real Talk: Episode 99: March 27, 2024

Open, honest and candid discussion about Empower's retirement income platform, the latest retirement megatrend, advisors warming to DC plans and more.

Welcome to this week’s edition of 401(k) Real Talk, where Fred Barstein, contributing editor for’s RPA channel, reviews all of last week’s industry news and selects the five most important/interesting stories.

  1. Empower launches retirement income platform
  2. New retirement “megatrend”
  3. Managing conflict in a converging world
  4. Why wealth managers are starting to warm up to DC plans
  5. Framing issues in a way that 401(k) plan sponsors can better understand

Worth reading:

  1. Republicans propose raising Social Security age
  2. Pension risk transfers may be next litigation target
  3. Another ERISA case hits the U.S. Supreme Court
  4. Intellicents partners with Candidly on student loan debt repayment program
  5. Candidly named 3rd most innovative company by FastCompany


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