Taking an axe to plan costs
For many DC participants, a "set it and forget it" approach, orchestrated and overseen by the plan sponsor, may be just what the doctor ordered
The debate over the Patients' Bill of Rights is Washington at its worst, with both sides talking past each other
Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but....
Can retirees maintain their former standards of living?
Employers are steadily providing more LTC coverage. Washington is finding ways to encourage them fur
So far, at least, defined contribution health insurance is attracting only modest interest
North Carolina uses pension contributions to make up budget shortfall
Comprehensive pension reform is here at long last!
Key provisions of the new pension reform taking effect in 2002
When Favors Get in the Way of Rationale
It doesn't pay to underestimate- or cross- the Connecticut State Treasurer
Through a process known as fee-"scraping," providers are making money from your DC accounts. What, if anything, is in it for plan sponsors-and how much is at stake?
In addition to finder's fees, there are a number of other sources of potential revenue-sharing imbedded within the mutual fund fee structure itself. These include:
At about the same time that 401(k)s were coming into their own, mutual funds emerged as a dominant investment vehicle for that market. The diversified fund offerings made it relatively easy for plan sponsors to offer participants the ability to make investment choices, while still sparing them the complexities of picking individual stocks.
It doesn't pay to underestimate-or cross-the Connecticut State Treasurer
Giving participants carte blanche to direct the investment of their 401(k) assets is blatantly irresponsible, some experts say. However, there is an alternative
Why cash still beats out retirement and health benefits as an employee retention tool
Some big companies are applying return-on-investment analysis to pensions and other employee
Marriott's ROI calculations were the result of a four-part plan
Why pension officials need to do more on the corporate governance front
Plan sponsor advocates worry about litigation threat in two competing patients' rights bills
How Wells Fargo wedded two disparate plan strategies on the heels of its merger with Norwest
Can the traditional pension plan survive? Only if policymakers take action now, writes Ken Steiner of Watson Wyatt.
When Senator James M. Jeffords announced in May that he would leave the Republican Party, become an Independent, and vote with the Democratic caucus, former Majority Leader Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, denounced Jeffords' departure as a "coup of one."
An equipment manufacturer hands over 12 plans to a single manager
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Former steel executive, 84
Can Bush's new commission produce a plan that can pass Congress?