The year 2000 certainly put defined contribution recordkeepers, plan sponsors and, most of all, participants to the test
The majority of your workforce will not know what to do with stock "Folios," or even brokerage windows for that matter. Many are still puzzling over the basics
Recordkeepers are entitled to fair compensation for the services they provide-and they should not have to resort to creative accounting to get paid for those services
Why inertia is not necessarily a good thing when it comes to participant transfer activity
California's controller files lawsuit over pay hikes fund gave to investment managers
The US Supreme Court finds that the federal pension statute takes precedence in deciding who receives a deceased worker's pension and insurance
LACERA claims a 20-year actuarial miscalculation cost it more than $2 billion in lost contributions
Claims that Unisys broke promises to retirees over medical benefits will be heard in federal court
Unisys Master Trust wins a significant victory in court against John Hancock
Will personalized stock "Folios" be appropriate for some of your plan participants?
Self-directed brokerage accounts catch on with more employers
To bundle or unbundle? Florida's innovative compromise on how to structure its new defined contribution plan
Newest nondiscrimination rules usher in a new set of compliance standards for health and wellness plans
Finding a formula to improve tax credits for employers that offer child-care facilities and services
Until people really start saving, the Fed will not be able to manufacture an economic turnaround, says PIMCO's fixed-income prodigy
PBGC status as fiduciary in Pan Am case will be reviewed by New York's highest court
DK lends its pared-down fashion sense to (k) plan materials
Are your consultants and money managers compromising your plan's integrity?
Wilshire Associates founder Dennis Tito may have more of a stomach for the investment business than he does for space travel-however much he loved venturing "where no [business]man had gone before." Tito, the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Santa Monica, California-based Wilshire, made headlines in late April when he paid $20 million for the chance to blast off with the Russians as they took a lifeboat to the International Space Station.
Looking for a better risk-reward tradeoff and better processes, a utility adopts a manager-of-managers program
Scientific investing moves away from its benchmark only when research demonstrates that the additional returns justify the added risk
Ford Motor Company adds two socially responsible funds
For 13 years, Nick Lopardo has been at the helm of State Street Global Advisors' enviable growth. Now what?
Market turbulence provides plan sponsors with a distinctive opportunity to educate participants on saving for the future and on the basics of investing
Retired author, teacher, presidential aide, 77
A look at the way plans deal - or avoid dealing - with the PBGC when merging with other plans and the effort by the PBGC to reach out to plan sponsors
Legislation, regulation, and more litigation are three of the options that plan sponsor advocates are considering in the wake of the US Supreme Court's recent decision not to review Erie County Retirees Association v. County of Erie. The decision lets stand a ruling by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals last August that Medicare-eligible retirees are entitled to sue under the Older Workers' Benefits Protection Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) when they receive less extensive health-care benefits than the same employer's non-Medicare-eligible retirees (see "Curtains for retiree health?" October, 2000).