April 2000 Issue

April 2000

  1. Editorial
  2. Give The People What They Want

    Why today's newly empowered employee population needs your help more than ever before
  1. Asset Mix
  2. Liquidity Crunch or Price Bonanza?

    How federal debt reductions are seen impacting plan sponsors long-term Treasury holdings
  1. Running the Fund
  2. Hybrid How-To

    Does your new cash balance approach call for a more aggressive investment strategy?
  1. Rules/Regs
  2. Miles To Go?

    Legislation aimed at streamlining cumbersome pension rules faces strong opposition from participant representatives
  1. Voice
  2. Wake Up and Smell the Java

    One way or another, Net-based retirement is coming to your participants
  1. Social Call

    TIAA-CREF needs to walk its talk, participants argue
  1. Longevity's Curse

    Unless things change, today's workers won't be able to sustain their living standards
  1. Participants
  2. John Shappell, 56, Wants a 401(k) Plan

    John Shappell says he is counting on some help from the $2.6 million profit-sharing plan sponsored by his employer, Potteiger-Raintree of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.
  1. Table of Contents
  2. Truth Or Consequences

    There is so much noise in this industry that the plain unvarnished truth is both difficult to discern and, when discerned, is rarely spoken
  1. Auto-Enrollment's On a Roll

    Is it right for your participants?
  1. Total 401(k) Participation

    The secrets of one sponsor's success
  1. Edwin Paulson

    58, is banking on a union pension
  1. Power To The Participant

    More employees are making the Internet connection—and liking what they can finally see
  1. Mark Young, 47, Is Saving Like Crazy

    "Not everybody jumps at the chance to take home less money," says Mark Young, by way of explaining why he did not join his employer's 403(b) plan until three years ago.
  1. Slicing The Pie

    Showing participants how
  1. Bruce Hamlin

    47 would like his 401(k) to join the tech revolution
  1. Activism's New Face

    ...And why IBMers still are not satisfied
  1. First Union's Hard Lesson

    Make the participant's heart's desire your own
  1. Coming Back to Haunt You

    When temp worker packages fall short
  1. Gender Gap

    Are women getting a raw deal?
  1. Henry Herrin, 54, Gives Cash Balance Formula a Thumbs Down

    Like many of his colleagues at Motiva Enterprises, 54-year-old Henry Herrin cannot quite shake the notion that he has been wronged.
  1. Let Participants Diversify

    Greater protection is needed for 401(k) participants invested in company stock
  1. Building Ownership

    Too many limits can undermine the benefits of company stock investment
  1. Loans: Offer, But Educate

    Are 401(k) loans a bad deal for participants?
  1. Moving On

    How to help caregivers preserve their own health
  1. Thomas Mann, 47, Is Not Counting On His 457 Alone

    To some people, a defined contribution plan that offers no matching employer contributions might seem like cake without icing: good, yet not perfect. But Thomas Mann is not complaining.