April 2010

Court “Case”

For all the fuss about fees, a recent friend of the court filing by the Department of Labor reminds us that it's not just what you pay, it's what you get for what you pay.

Bells & Whistles – April 2010

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors­ may find of interest. More information on these announcements can be found onwww.plansponsor.com . If you have a product announcement that you believe would be of interest to our ­readers, drop us a line at news@plansponsor.com.

10 Trends That Are Changing the Shape of Workplace Benefits

Change is a reality of life, and establishing and maintaining benefit programs that are competitive and distinctive requires an awareness of trends in the marketplace, in the population, in the legislative and regulatory worlds, and in the needs of the workers you hope to attract and retain.

Exam Time

Did 403(b) plan sponsors get it right?

Back in Control?

De-risking revs up interest in investment outsourcing.

Consolidation Gains

The players are fewer, bigger, and more integral than ever before.

Lessons Learned

Securities lending emerges from the crisis, bruised but stronger.

Down, but Not Out

Populist pressures weigh on nonqualified deferred compensation programs.

Zeroing In on HRO

Large-scale HRO deals decline as more employers look to targeted outsourcing.