Points of plan design differentiation emerge in PLANSPONSOR’s Annual DC Survey
I recently had to go through the process of choosing a cell phone. Now, I’ve been through this before but, having spent the past several years relying on the version chosen by my employer, the choices have greatly expanded. Moreover, most of the features that seem to be points of true differentiation are the kinds of things you can’t really try out in the store, but with a two-year contract in the balance—well, Iet’s just say it would have been nice to take them for a trial run in the "real" world.
As online readers already know, after a dozen years here at PLANSPONSOR, effective November 1, I have joined the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) in Washington, D.C., as Director, Education and External Relations, and Co-Director of the EBRI Center for Research on Retirement Income. I have long had a strong personal and professional admiration for the work that EBRI does in helping provide our industry with valuable and objective information and am thrilled to be able to be part of those efforts at this critical juncture.
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