PLANSPONSOR March 2013

2013 Plan Sponsors of the Year

2013 Plan Sponsors of the Year: Corporate 401(k) >$50MMSanofi U.S. Corporate 401(k) <$50MMJacobs Entertainment Inc. Defined BenefitBaystate Health Public Defined ContributionState of Missouri Deferred Compensation Plan 403(b)Mayo Clinic Health...

Leading by Example

Congratulations to the 2013 PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsors of the Year! I am very pleased to introduce them, and those selected as finalists, in this issue.

Top Choice

Tax-advantaged accounts important for retirement

Survey Says

Do You Plan to Increase Your Salary Deferrals This Year?

Bells & Whistles

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors­ may find of interest. More information about these announcements can be found at http://plansponsor.com. If you have a product announcement that you believe would be of interest to our ­readers, drop us a line at news@plansponsor.com. 

True Value

Fee disclosure opens the door to further reinforce the value of your plan

Best Game in Town

There is a sound logic to preferring emerging markets

The ­Sunny Side

Despite some ­drawbacks, annuities may be a good fit for DC plans

Gaining Traction

Custom TDFs could very well be the next wave in retirement planning innovation.

Refund Window

Greater St. Louis Construction Laborers Welfare Fund et al. v. Park-Mark Inc. 

Vicious Cycle

When the going gets tough, DB plans will cost companies the most.

Fully Formed

Prohibited transactions must be reported on Form 5500

Tidbits

Some quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in employee communications, or just as a break in the grind.