Improving participant outcomes through plan design
The concept of looking to the stars to chart a course is certainly not a new one. Since ancient times, people have relied on astronomy in place of compasses and maps.
Although every company—and therefore retirement plan program—has its own unique set of circumstances and constraints, there is value in being able to compare your retirement plan designs with a valid set of comparables, if only to ensure that your company’s program remains competitive, while keeping in line with corporate expectations, budgets and needs.
Study finds decrease in DC plan ‘all-in’ fees
Allocating for health care coverage in retirement
Personalizing target-date funds creates better outcomes
Social Security still a component of retirement planning for most
Altering the term of a plan isn’t a fiduciary act
Several factors determine tax benefits of deferrals
How to improve efficiency of open enrollment
Research cautions against retiring in a good economy
Funding stabilization may distract pensions from risk
… and have a very definite effect on investment choices
How Will Your Participants React to Fee Disclosures?
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5 considerations for transferring pension risk
High-yield strategies have bordered on spectacular—for now
Income replacement figures will help participants prepare for retirement
Dominic Cataldo, et al., v. United States Steel Corporation, et al., No. 10-3583
It’s time for the Fed to provide a fair rate of return to savers
Does FAQ 39 really address the brokerage window issue?
Fiduciaries have a duty to understand provider agreements
ACA requirements to consider for 2012 and 2013
You may have heard the horror stories:
Beneficiary designation should not be an afterthought
Some quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in employee communications, or just as a break in the grind.