March 2002view archive
By Managing Editor Janet Aschkenasy
By Editor-in-Chief Charles Ruffel
Both Sides Now
Saving the 401(k)
Are public funds too aggressive when it comes to alternatives?
401(k) reform proposals get a hostile reception from some sponsor groups
Supreme Court to rule on scope of age discrimination suits
Courts hold that ERISA preempts state laws
Massachusetts ponders its own company stock bill
Actuarial acumen can generate savings you've never imagined.
For simple valuation work, it is often cheaper to hire a consultant. Plans that need in-house actuarial expertise typically share these characteristics:
Total Benefits |
Why consumer-driven "e-health plans" are hot
About the DoL's advisory letter to SunAmerica on investment advice.
Game Plan |
IP gets a retailer's recordkeeping à la carte
A plan sponsor plots the route to "market credibility"
The Buzz |
Sponsors were finding little to love about the (k) plan reform proposals
Done Deal |
Firm bets that an online allocation tool can revive a bankrupt retailer's 401(k)
Black Box |
PSCA Sheds A Bit Of Light
Rep. Pomeroy is ready to reintroduce his SAFE bill.
Street Sense |
The 401(k)'s future depends on provider expertise, according to Ibbotson
Web Watch |
The skinny on college savings plans
Which hedge strategies and vehicles are plan sponsors choosing?
Retired Korean War vet, gas station owner, and funeral home counselor, 70