Corporate Plan Sponsor of the Year: M.A. Mortenson Co.: Building a Better Future
When was the last time you saw a mariachi band at an...
Public Plan Sponsor of the Year: State of Missouri: “Show Me” State
In late January, as the markets roiled, Steve Holmes and other Summit...
457 Plan Sponsor of the Year: State of Hawaii
Participation in the State of Hawaii Deferred Compensation Plan stands at about...
YMCA employees get the benefits of an innovative retirement plan design.
Brayton Connard is a glass-half-full kind of guy.
2008 has been a year of change in the retirement plans at Piedmont Natural Gas (PNG), a Charlotte, North Carolina-based energy company.
Ron Jiede admits it isn't an everyday thing these days for an employer to shell out $60,000 to hire a law firm to perform a stem-to-stern fiduciary audit...
Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalist. Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of Michigan: Ahead of the Curve
The Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan likes to make moves proactively.
Compassion International—a Christian child-advocacy mission that says it helps more than 950,000 underprivileged children in 24 countries—strives to carry over its philosophy about how people should be treated...
A couple of weeks ago, I was watching the Oscar awards (well, it was on, I wasn't really watching). Of course, most of the awards acknowledge efforts that...
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a landmark decision that participants can pursue their individual claims under ERISA.
PLANSPONSOR.com news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the March issue.
War Stories |
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...
Survey Says |
Whatever your job responsibilities, a little well-timed introspection can offer some much needed perspective—particularly during what can be a most hectic period for plan sponsors.
Bells & Whistles |
Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest.
Head of the Class |
In reaction to the stock market turmoil of 2001 and 2002, U.S. institutions have been redirecting assets from domestic equities.
Asset Mix |
In 1949, long before there were tracking errors, manager style boxes, or Sharpe ratios, a PhD sociologist-turned-investment-Âmanager named Alfred Winslow Jones devised an investment strategy that relied on...
Case Sensitive |
Northwest Administrators, Inc. v. Ralph W. Cutter
Barry's Pickings |
If bonds are good for DB plans, why are stocks so good for DC plans?
Saxon Angle |
Although you already may have given up on your New Year's resolution to get fit, you still can follow through with your resolutionÂ to make sure all of...
Just out of Reish |
The primary fiduciary for the ABC 401(k) Plan is walking down the sidewalk. He notices a $100 bill lying on the ground. The bill has a note attached:...
Special Report |
It's hard to find a plan sponsor that doesn't find the ability to get answers to many issues in a single place alluring, whose time-constricted day does not...