November 2009

Comfort Zones

Insights from our annual Defined Contribution Survey

‘Myth’ Information

Recently, Time magazine ran a story called "Why It's Time to Retire the 401(k)." For the most part, the article was little more than a tired rehash of criticisms that continue to be trucked out with disappointing regularity by those who, IMHO, should, by now, know better. Here's my take on five "myths" that keep being told about the 401(k). 

Familiar Phases

 Open enrollment season should look very familiar

Gray Matters

The trends behind a graying workforce

War Stories November 2009

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.

Will You Get a Flu Shot?

There's been a lot of discussion about this year's flu shots and the H1N1 virus (and when and how many shots you'll need/want). In mid-September, I asked readers if they would get/have gotten one—and if not, why not?

Bells and Whistles November 2009

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest.

Focused Grouping

Large-scale HRO deals slow, but targeted outsourcing deals show promise

Shield Law

David H. Tullis v. UMB Bank, N.A., et al.

Role ‘Play’

What role should employers play in providing retirement benefits?

Feast or Famine

In-kind contributions to defined benefit plans