The benefits department, once a corporate stepchild, is taking a major leap forward in prominence by luring hot new recruits for leading-edge firms
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"Proponents view the proposal as a way to meet the needs of participants who desire more personal freedom"
The benefits profession is reinventing itself in the midst of a sizzling job market
A new Spectrem Group report finds increasing numbers of participants betting their savings on equities
Your average time expectation for a successful transition is two to three years
The APPWP would like to see the Department of Labor expand existing rules regarding paperless transactions
An SEC report on the quality of corporate financial auditing recommends sophistication, independence and financial literacy, and should address some governance concerns
Andrew Rudd, BARRA's founder, gave the Berkeley-based firm its panache. His successor will likely have to better toe the corporate line.
How Compuware Corporation decided to adopt a bundled approach for its 401(k) and ESOP programs-and ended up saving a bundle.
These days, larger plan sponsors like Sears find it easier and cheaper to handle part of their benefits administration burden at home
TPlan sponsors have often determined the efficiency of their 401(k) plans by looking at cost. A new method looks at value and compares it to like sponsors.
Ready or not, institutional fund structures and pricing are poised to transform the defined contribution marketplace
Growth funds surged ahead of value portfolios as a slow global economy put quashed returns for cyclical companies to the advantage of reliable earnings leaders
Hedge fund consultants and managers report more requests for information from pension funds, but the going is slow
The increased popularity and prevalence of cash balance plans has the PBGC looking at ways to clarify IRS and ERISA rules affecting these plans
A lawsuit against First Union will determine whether forcing employees to "shop at the company store" for their 401(k) options is, in fact, illegal
SmithKline Beecham has found a way to avoid discrimination testing while retaining an attractive, after-tax investment program for its employees
Nissan Motor Manufacturing finds a solution to the "advice" conundrum, courtesy of SSGA
With federal programs in distress, escalating long-term health-care costs paint a grim picture for future retirees. What sponsors are doing to help.
What is a plan sponsor to do when an HMO charges too much? Just ask the California Public Employees' Retirement System
Providing investment advice to participants is certainly becoming more prolific among plan sponsors. How can sponsors protect themselves from liability?