Corporate Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalist: Johnson & Johnson

 How does whole­sale insurer John­son & Johnson, Inc., achieve a 90% 401(k) participation rate without automatic enrollment? As a small company of just 140 employees, it facilitates a lot of one-on-one convincing. As recently as 2006, the participation rate at the Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina-based firm was just 69%.

Editorial |

And the Winners Are…

In this issue, it is my honor and privilege to share the experiences and examples of some of the nation’s best plan sponsors—including four that, in our assessment,...

Promises Premises

Last month, the Pew Center on the States published a report titled “The Trillion Dollar Gap” that highlighted the apparent chasm between the potential obligations of the assorted...
UpFront |

Better Business

Study says investment “Help” makes a difference
War Stories |

War Stories – March 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...
Bells & Whistles |

Bells & Whistles – March 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 If you...
Head of the Class |

Targeting Target Dates

Financial crisis triggers additional scrutiny of target-date offerings  
Case Sensitive |

Reasonable Redoubt

Gerald George, et al., v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc., et al., Case 1:07-cv-01713
Barry's Pickings |

Debate Able

Similarities between the health-care debate and the retirement-income debate