July 2004

One Bad Apple

Are all hybrid plans as bad as the negative publicity says they are? Not for three employers that made successful launches

Upfront Articles

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

Figuring Out Fees

How one plan picked a new provider amid the mutual fund scandal

Out of Sight?

Fees are looming as the basis for the next wave of lawsuits against 401(k) sponsors

Advice Consensus

Participants need help: Should plan sponsors get involved?

Search Me

Seven experts offer advice for making your next provider search efficient and successful

Shop Around

Has your provider relationship lost that "loving feeling"?

Track Meat

Through the combination of a small consistent excess return, and very low risk against their benchmarks, enhanced index products deliver

Clear Conscience?

CalPERS is throwing its weight around again as a shareholder activist. Will the campaign last?

Crimson Blues

Harvard's Jack Meyer is a rock star in the investment world, but he's a prophet who goes unappreciated in his native land

“Eco” Logical

Can pension funds overweight environmental do-gooders without getting sludged?

Everyday Low Prices?

Technology and competition are driving down trading costs. Plan sponsors need to drive them down even further

Murky Waters

Same-sex marriage ruling leaves a lot of uncertainty for plan sponsors

So Close…

A tale of what might have been in recordkeeping—and might yet be

Final Notice

Final COBRA notice regulations largely mirror proposed regulations, but…

Question Air

Prudent questions and the right to answers

Bells & Whistles

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