July 2007

Texas Two-Step

With public employee liabilities coming home to roost, Texas dances around a new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rule.

Upfront Articles

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

July 2007

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.

July 2007

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest.

Staring Down Adversity

Serious illness. Caregiving for a loved one. A tale of riches to rags. Each of these compelling themes affects people from all walks of life, but the key thread here is that they shaped the personal and professional lives of four HR practitioners whose inspirational stories hold valuable lessons for their peers.

Alternative Alternatives

Hedge funds retain their allure, but other alternatives are coming to the fore.

Distributions Channeled

Recently, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published distribution guidance on the Pension Protection Act-invigorated Roth 401(k), as well as final rules on in-service withdrawals taken after retirement.

Together “Nest”

In a time of change, plan sponsors seek the comfort of "all-in-one" solutions.