July 2012

Turning Up the Heat

We’re in the middle of a heat wave in New York City, and the oppressive temperature and humidity makes one not want to consider leaving the comforts of home—and the air-conditioning.

Perfect Match

Employer 401(k) contributions are well worth the investment

Not a Priority

401(k) participants uninterested in retirement planning

From Abroad

GAO finds international DC approaches may be helpful in the U.S.

Coming Up Short

Public pensions struggle to make required contributions

Betting the House

Employees sue Oregon pension over risky real estate and bank loan investments

Working It

Older workers want to stay employed

How Strong an Incentive Is the Company Match?

When it comes to the power of the company match as an incentive for employees to participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plans, research results have gone both ways.

Bells & Whistles

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

Shifting Focus

Should you make the move from asset class to factor diversification?

Be Prepared

The 408(b)(2) deadline has come and gone, but 404(a)(5) is right behind it

Negative Consent

When avoiding fiduciary status might not be an option

Recipe for Success

Lifetime retirement income is the key ingredient for an effective 401(k) plan

Pocket ‘Watch’

Participants all too often opt for the cash instead of the rollover

Return to Clarity

PLANSPONSOR’s 2012 Transition Management Survey


Some quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in employee communications, or just as a break in the grind.