March 2006

Guiding Lights

As plan sponsors focus on the next generation of retirement plan designs, advisors stand ready, willing, and able to help

Upfront Articles news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the March issue

Survey Says

What If Your State Mandated Benefits?

Bells & Whistles

Each month, we will highlight recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest.

457 Focus: Extra Credit?

457 plan take-up rates trail private sector, but exhibit similar patterns, according to new survey results

PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Advisor of the Year

The secret to Dorann Cafaro's success is no secret at all, and it is obvious in even the most casual conversation about the profession to which she has dedicated nearly 30 years. "She cares," says one client, "and it shows."

Starting Points

Automatically enrolling employees into a 401(k) plan is not right for every employer, but creative implementation strategies can overcome many of its drawbacks

The Long Run?

With important and expensive changes looming for US DB plans, there is plenty of discussion of the need for liability-directed investment

Majority Rules?

Majority voting the new darling of the shareholder activist set

Fare Share?

For some, revenue sharing remains out of sight, out of mind

Picking Up the Tab

Maryland legislation would force Wal-Mart to put more money toward employees' health insurance

Alien Notions

United States of America v. Stefan Irving