October 2006

One Size Does Not Fit All

Why risk-based funds fell out of favor in 401(k) plans, and ¬target-date funds got very hot

“Best” Case?

Law firm launches attack on fees, revenue-sharing practices

Upfront Articles

PLANSPONSOR.com news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the October issue

What Is “Stealing” Your Productivity?

By most accounts, we are putting in longer, not shorter, hours—so, in late August, we asked NewsDash readers how much of their average day was spent on "nonproductive" pursuits, and what was the most prolific productivity "thief."

October 2006

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

What Matters Now

Here are 10 priorities that 10 top employers currently have for their benefits plans

Changing Places

Transitions have become an investment art form unto themselves

Flex Abilities

Many employees want more flexible work schedules, and some companies find that providing them brings the business quantifiable results

Fees Ability

DoL takes on 401(k) plan fee data

First Things First

First steps in building that 401(k) investment menu