June 2010

Keeping Up is Hard to Do

Having spent more than a decade of my life as a recordkeeper, I can tell you—without (much) bias—it is a vitally essential role to the health and happiness of every defined contribution plan sponsor in America.

Why Bother?

Here’s a question to ask yourself: “Why do I offer a 401(k) plan?” I’m guessing that many, perhaps most of you, would say simply, perhaps without giving it much thought, “to attract and retain good employees.”

War Stories – June 2010

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.

Do You Have Web Block at Work?

Every week, I get an e-mail from someone (generally different “someones”) about readers unable to fully appreciate the video element of “The Friday Files” because YouTube is blocked.

Bells & Whistles – June 2010

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors­ may find of interest. More information on these announcements can be found on www.plansponsor.com. If you have a product announcement that you believe would be of interest to our ­readers, drop us a line at news@plansponsor.com.

Time and Money

PLANSPONSOR's 2010 Asset Allocation Buyer's Guide

The Long Run?

Despite racy reputations, hedge funds prove to be less volatile than equities

“Through” Ways

Guaranteed lifetime income—an important part of the retirement solution.

“Near” Fears?

Assessing the near-term impact of health-care reform.