June 2005

Feint of Heart?

Commitment counts more than ever in the recordkeeping business

Upfront Articles

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

Bells & Whistles

Recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest

Survey Says

How about an employment policy based on nonworkplace behaviors?

The Perfect Shower

The perfect storm may have passed, but declining interest rates and a sluggish stock market are still having a dampening effect on pension plan funding

Collective Wisdom

Collective investment trusts are making a comeback, spurred by lower costs and less volatility

Curb Your Enthusiasm?

In the disappointing year of 2004, hedge fund investors had to draw satisfaction from the benefits of stable returns and diversification

Taking It Personal (cont.)

The experience of public retirement systems in Washington, Michigan, and Ohio—and lessons learned—in the second of a two-part report

Contracept Shun?

Employers that include contraceptives in their health plans may find themselves standing in the middle of an ideological battlefield

Good Enough?

Carolyn Lacy v. Fulbright & Jaworski, Limited Liability Partnership Long Term Disability Plan; Unum Life Insurance Company of America

Policy Update

How to make the policy portfolio accommodate hedge funds, illiquid investments, and other exotic innovations

Unfinished Business

A court ruling that the EEOC cannot bless adjustments to retiree health benefits based on Medicare eligibility throws employers into doubt

How Much Is Too Much?

Excessive entertainment can place a plan sponsor in a conflict of interest