A year after the market meltdown, a new provider landscape emerges.
Change is upon us, “believe” it or not!
Those who were wondering when—or perhaps if—the issues raised in those revenue-sharing lawsuits would ever actually be tried got a strong, affirmative response when the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found triable issues of fact in a case involving Wal-Mart’s 401(k) plan. That sent the case back for another hearing by the trial court that had dismissed issues raised in the lawsuit, while also taking the time (at least in a footnote) to distinguish some of its findings from a similar case (Hecker v. Deere) that had failed to clear the bar in another circuit.
Most Vanguard 401(k) participants are recovering nicely.
Big companies are stepping up health and productivity measures.
DC participants are not fully reaping benefits of the rebound.
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Schwab study finds more attention to retirement savings.
Most 403(b) sponsors kept match during the downturn.
Bill would require disclosure of expected retirement income.
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.
We often are counseled to keep our résumés “current,” regardless of our comfort/security with our current position (after all, you never know when an opportunity may come knocking). Recently, I asked NewsDash readers to share some of the oddest things they had seen—or put—on a résumé.
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Emerging markets recover—then pick up steam.
As stock prices languish, more employers gear up to do option exchanges.
Iron Workers Local 25 Pension Fund, et al., v. Watson Wyatt and Co., No. 04-cv-40243
Sponsors should start getting ready now for the new Form 5500.
Underfunded pensions and the issue of executive compensation.
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