Insights
Symbiotic Relationships

Congratulations to this year’s crop of PLANSPONSOR of the Year winners and finalists!

Alison Cooke Mintzer (photo by Chris Ramirez)
UpFront |

Personalizing Financial Education

The programs that employers offer their workers, for the most part, do not speak to each individual’s particular situation.
UpFront |

Age and Assets

The age group with the most investable assets is 55 – 64 years, with $16 trillion.
UpFront |

Top-Notch Call Centers

Sponsors should invest the time to confirm that their plan’s call center strategy fulfills the reason that they have a call center.
UpFront |

Index Fund Usage Increases in 401(k)s

Index Fund Usage Increases in 401(k)s Percentage of plan assets in index funds 2006 2015 >$10mm – $50mm 8.1% 14.4% >$50mm – $100mm 10% 16% >$100mm – $250mm...
Cover |

2018 Plan Sponsors of the Year

Honoring the winners of the nine categories of plans: five segments of corporate 401(k); two segments of nonprofit DC; public...
Research |

2018 Plan Administration Guide, Part One

The PLANSPONSOR Plan Administration Guide, Part 1, offers insight into the provider marketplace for defined benefit (DB) plan, stock plan...
Feature |

2018 PLANSPONSOR Service Stars

Before selecting a new recordkeeper, plan sponsors need to gain a good understanding of the processes and procedures that providers...
Investment Focus |

Managed Accounts

Considering the funds’ capabilities, why aren’t plan sponsors listening?
DB Focus |

Rising Costs

PBGC premiums are high, but there are ways to control them.
Art by Joe Ciardiello
ERISA Examination |

Cyber Risks

Electronic recordkeeping raises concerns.
Art by Joe Ciardiello
Saxon Angle |

New ESG Guidance

DOL continues ping pong on social investment issues.
Art by Chris Buzelli
Plan Profile |

Bonus Deferral Option

Participants may elect a different percentage than taken from their pay.