January 2006

Y Not?

Think the US will soon see a crisis spawned by a huge wave of Baby Boomer retirement? Think again

Survey Says

What's 2005's Most Significant Trend/Impact?

Upfront Articles

PLANSPONSOR.com news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the January issue

Bells & Whistles

Each month, we will highlight recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest.

2006 Compliance Calendar Checklist for DB/DC/403(b) Plans

The Year Ahead: It takes a lot of work to keep your retirement programs in compliance, but it can all be for naught if key deadlines are missed. The following compliance calendar should help you keep up with not only the what, but also the when.

Freedom of Religion

Tyson Foods chaplains dispense "chicken soup for the soul" amid spiritual revival

Slow Rise

Plenty of plan sponsors seem intrigued by HSAs. Fewer appear to be implementing them

Silent Screens

Madeleine M. Miehls v. Henkel Corporation, Henkel Corporation Voluntary Term Life Plan, and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company


The Roth 401(k) appears not to interest either sponsors or participants

Strategy Guide

Attention to details can make a big difference

Lesson Plans

Lessons from Enron (re-visited)