Building Up

A successful RFP starts with a strong foundation, followed by plan customizations.

  1. Cover
  2. Building Up

    A successful RFP starts with a strong foundation, followed by plan customizations.
  1. UpFront
  2. Inside the Minds of Plan Sponsors

  1. You Failed, Now What?

    How plan design can help pass nondiscrimination testing
  1. A Committee of One

    Small-business owners with a very small investment committee
  1. Peer Power

    How plan participants help each other
  1. Lowest-Cost Funds Dominate

    95% of investment fund flows go to the lowest-cost quintile
  1. ACA Transforming Benefits

    Will employers take a completely new approach to health benefits?
  1. One Wide Knowledge Gap

    Workers of all generations struggle to set and follow retirement income plans
  1. Investing on the Safe Side

    Participants need options to help diversify risk
  1. Survey Says
  2. ACA’s Effect on Competitive Benefits

    We asked readers how the ACA affected the attractiveness of their health benefits to employees, and if their other benefit offerings had been enhanced as a result.
  1. Issue Intro
  2. Simplifying

    The defined contribution (DC) industry is growing rapidly, in terms of the number of plans, assets and dedicated services—but the number of recordkeepers in the industry has slimmed down.
  1. Feature
  2. Automation Outcomes

    How automated investment solutions are reshaping DC plans
  1. Running the Fund
  2. A Change in Course

    Money market reform will likely alter plan investment
  1. Barry's Pickings
  2. Imagine a World

    … a world without employer-sponsored retirement plans
  1. Saxon Angle
  2. The Angle

    How might the fiduciary regulation affect plan sponsors?
  1. Just out of Reish
  2. Distributions and Rollovers

    What you don’t know can hurt you
  1. Tidbits
  2. Tidbits

    Quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in employee communications, or just for a break from the grind.
  1. Research
  2. More from Less

    Our 2015 recordkeeping survey profiles 66 providers seeking to capture sponsor attention with the right balance of value and service
  1. Insights
  2. The Duty to Know

    The importance of reviewing investments on a regular basis.
  1. Washington Update
  2. Washington Update

    Summaries of the latest news from Washington and the courts—what’s coming, what’s contemplated and what’s critical for plan sponsors to know.


  1. 403(b) Smarts
  2. 403(b) Questions, Answered

    Who is the plan administrator; restrictions on number of investments?
  1. ETF Focus
  2. A Strong First Quarter

    Strategic Insight’s quarterly exchange-traded fund analysis
  1. PS Coach
  2. Green Light

    Pre-approved plans are not as simple as they sound
  1. DB Focus
  2. DB Plan Costs

    Funding ratios tend to be cyclical