Cover |

Riding the Tiger: Risky “Assessment”

The Department of Labor's (DoL) final qualified default investment alter­native (QDIA) regulations provided that three types of investment options can serve as default investments in those situations where...
Editorial |

Tiger Pause

When I was a kid, one of the major gasoline brands featured a slogan about putting a "tiger in your tank."
UpFront |

February 2008 news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the February issue.
War Stories |

February 2008

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...
Survey Says |

Have you made a New Year’s Resolution?

2008 is about eight weeks old, and one of the "traditions" associated with a new year is the making of New Year's resolutions. Just after New Year's Day,...
Bells & Whistles |

February 2008

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest.
Feature |

Roaming Charges

Managing telecommuters or road warriors poses HR challenges, opportunities.
Feature |

PLANSPONSOR/MullinTBG NQDCP Survey: Flavor Full

Ever since the advent of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, it seems as if nonqualified deferred compensation plan (NQDCP) sponsors have been waiting for one piece or another...
Head of the Class |

Weighting Gains

The first research report on international investing probably was written by Marco Polo, who spent 24 years looking for trading opportunities in the Middle East, China, the East...
Case Sensitive |

‘Nuptial’ Agreements

Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC v. Debbie D. Sandler, Shannon Sandler et al. and Chris Meinhar
Rules/Regs |

Information Aegis

In the closing weeks of 2007, federal regulators issued the second of a three-part disclosure rule package: proposed mandates for detailed disclosures from service providers to plan fiduciaries.
Barry's Pickings |

Political Parsings

I believe that, in our business—the retirement business­—the greatest challenge of my lifetime has been the financing of the retirement of the Baby Boom generation­.
Saxon Angle |

‘Tattle’ Tales

Recently, the Department of Labor released two regulatory initiatives that will have an enormous impact on both plan sponsors and plan service providers.
Just out of Reish |

First Things First

What is the single most important factor in determining the adequacy of a 401(k) participant's retirement benefits?