Here we are at the beginning of 2018. As we look ahead to another year, we all have goals, prognostications and wishes we hope to fulfill in the next...
We ring in this new year with a cover story, “A QDIA in Transition” that’s noteworthy for many reasons. First, it indicates that innovation in retirement plan design continues...
It is well-known that the workplace benefits when employees take vacation time—in terms of higher productivity, stronger worker morale, greater employee retention and overall better health. We asked NewsDash...
Summaries of the latest news from Washington and the courts—what’s coming, what’s contemplated and what’s critical for plan sponsors to know
Highlights of BrightScope’s proprietary research
The responsibilities facing employers that sponsor qualified employee retirement plans, including 401(k)s, defined benefit (DB) plans, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and 403(b) plans, are numerous and not to...
Research conducted by the BlackRock Retirement Institute and the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) found that, after nearly two decades of being retired, the average retiree still has 80%...
After several years of American workers beginning to feel more financially secure following the Great Recession of 2008, just 35% this year said they are satisfied with their financial...
Morningstar policy experts propose two complementary solutions for improving the number and quality of small-company plans. First is to open multiple employer plans (MEPs) in which small firms band...
While the move to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) is meant to reduce employer health benefit costs, it also has the goal of helping employees reduce their own health care...
In 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Notice 2014-66, providing that plan sponsors may include deferred income annuities within target-date funds...
Sacrificial Spending Decisions... ... Millennials are willing to make, to have more money in the long run: Source: Merrill Edge Report 403(b) Plan Usage Drops The number of health...
Never in her 27 years in the corporate insurance business has Rhonda Prussack seen the “frequency and severity” of litigation against retirement plans that she does today—“more than 60...
PLANSPONSOR attended an industry trends webcast hosted by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, in part to speak with presenters such as Ida Radamacher of the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program....
Participants are moved to a managed account as they draw closer to retirement
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Millennials prioritize short-term financial goals over retirement saving
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Knowing the process can lessen sponsors’ concerns
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