Plan Design, Operations, Outsourcing
HR, Health Care, Post-Retirement
Economic Commentary, Investment Trends, Market Insights
Business Wins, Job Changes, Mergers and Acquisitions
Investments, Platform Enhancements, Tools and Services
Court Decisions, Legislation, Regulations
Industry Trends, Plan Benchmarks, Statistics
Attitudes and Behavior, Education and Advice
Congratulations to the 2012 PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsors of the Year, whom I am very pleased to introduce to you in this issue, along with their esteemed peers who have been recognized as finalists.
Articles that appeared in the UpFront section of the magazine.
A two-month extension of the reduction of Social Security tax withholding from 6.2% of an employee’s pay to 4.2% was signed into law by President Obama on December 23 and, at press time, news reports were saying Congress was close to reaching an agreement to extend the tax cut through the end of 2012.
Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest. More information about these announcements can be found on www.plansponsor.com. If you have a product announcement that you believe would be of interest to our readers, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will a market emerge for an all-ETF 401(k) plan lineup?
A national retirement "policy"
Exemption for use of proprietary mutual funds
Targeting target-date funds
PPACA coverage mandates penalties and eligibility waiting periods
Some quotes, survey statistics, and musings to use in employee communications, or just as a break in the grind.