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A Message from DCIIA Leadership

Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
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A message from DCIIA Leadership Monday Newsletter, September 11, 2017

Submit your Nomination for Executive Committee Positions  

Nominate another DCIIA member, or yourself, for the opportunity to become an active member of the DCIIA Leadership. Deadline for nominations is October 31st, but we welcome submissions now! Please click here for more details and to submit your nomination.

DCIIA Annual Membership Renewals 

Annual membership renewal announcements will begin soon. If you are the member representative for your organization, please ensure your contact information is updated in your DCIIA profile. 
You can access your profile by clicking here.


If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Blasius ( or Brenda O'Connor at (

Ambassador Networking Events

DCIIA members, Plan Sponsors and Industry friends - Please join us at an upcoming DCIIA Ambassador networking event. Registration required: Click here for information about all upcoming Ambassador Events.

BOSTON Wed. Sept 27
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
NEPC, Rooftop
255 State Street, Boston MA

CHICAGO Thurs. Sept 28
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
200 South Wacker Drive, Rooftop

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A Message from DCIIA Leadership

Lori Lucas, Callan Associates, DCIIA Chair, talks about DCIIA's next step in enhancing the retirement security of american workers through DCIIA's Retirement Research Center.


Click to view Lori's Leadership Message

Register Today for the DCIIA Academic Forum

If you haven’t registered yet – sign up to attend the DCIIA Academic Forum in New York City on October18-19 and be sure to reserve your hotel room while there is still availability in the DCIIA room block.

Click here for the event materials and to register.

Sustainability in DC Plans Discussion

Look for an invitation to join us in New York for a discussion on sustainability in DC plans, being held in conjunction with DCIIA's Academic Forum on October 18th from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Leveraging Auto Features for Greater Success

A common factor has consistently emerged through decades of examining successful DC plans: When an action is taken on participants' behalf that is good for their savings, they probably won't take action to stop it. Retirement plans with auto features use this concept of inertia to help employees generate greater savings with less effort. Employers are using auto enrollment; auto enrollment sweep and auto escalation to help employees save more for retirement.

Click here to read the full white paper and learn more.

Landscape of the Hong Kong Defined Contribution System - Webinar replay available

Thank you to those who joined our webinar last week to learn more about the Landscape of the Hong Kong Defined Contribution System. The panel will follow up to questions submitted by email:

Access the webinar library here for the link and/or presentation.

Weekly Links/Member Highlights

Straight talk on tax deferral and retirement savings
Pensions&Investments, September 4, 2017
Lew Minsky, President & CEO, DCIIA
Dennis Simmons, Executive Director, CIEBA


What's the funding status of your client's Defined Contribution plan?
401(k)Specialist, September 8, 2017
Paul Root, Northern Trust Asset Management

The exit bonus employers never intended to pay
Benefit News, September 6, 2017
Spencer Williams, President & CEO at Retirement Clearinghouse

Retirement-plan fees level out; how does your 401(k) compare?
Ross Bremen, NEPC
The Seattle Times, September 2, 2017


Retirement savers at risk under Labor’s financial advisor rule
The Hill, September 7, 2017

DC plans account for 28% of the nation’s $26.1 trillion in retirement assets
Plan Advisor, August 31, 2017

Fees in DC plans flatten for first time since 2010
Ross Bremen, NEPC
Financial Advisor IQ, September 1, 2017

Should you roll over your 401(k)?
David Blanchett, Morningstar
MorningstarAdvisor, September 5, 2017

Jeffrey H. Snyder supplies a number of the links used in the weekly update. Jeffrey serves as a Vice President, Senior Consultant and the Public Markets Practice Leader at Cammack Retirement Group. Jeffrey has held a wide range of senior positions within the United States retirement industry. He has worked with many of the industry's top firms to provide guidance and solutions to employers throughout all sectors of the economy.

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