What the year past could mean for the year ahead
Looking back is not always 20/20
Although Thanksgiving is now behind us, the end of the year is nonetheless a good time to look back and give thanks.
Almost half of departing 401(k) participants still cashing out.
Casey Quirk report says TDFs must change or lose.
Some retiring CEOs take good stock prices with them
A third of large employers restoring 401(k) match.
We all have them, those front-line experiences that are inevitable when one deals with the variety—and sensitivity—of issues associated with human beings and critical life events. Sometimes those stories are tragic, sometimes they are bizarre, and sometimes—admit it—they are just plain funny.
While there have been signs that the rate of increase is, well, stabilizing, there doesn’t seem to be much hope that, in the absence of plan design changes, workplace health-care costs actually are going to decrease. In mid-October, I asked readers to share what’s happened/happening with their health-care costs for 2010.
Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest. More information on 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.
In the aftermath of last year’s financial market meltdown, deferred compensation programs found themselves not only battered by the markets, and squeezed by the challenging economic environment, but squarely in the crosshairs of Congress. Much has transpired since then, of course, and while press accounts continue to excoriate “executive” compensation programs, the benefits extend to many participants who are executives only in the most generous application of the term.
As fund menus tighten, interest in self-directed accounts grow
Custodians, lenders rebuild after the financial crisis
Sponsors move to de-risk securities-lending programs
The Continental Pilots Retirement Administrative Committee, et al. v. Glenn Brown, et al.
Lining up employer and employee interests
The DoL investigations are coming.
More on Form 5500 Schedule C
The duty to remove investments