PLANSPONSOR May 2014

Your Money

Preliminary results of a survey from the International Foundation­ of Employee Benefit Plans indicate there is room for improvement in the type of financial education employers­ provide

Offering Participants Advice

The Department of Labor (DOL) demonstrated that it recognizes the benefits of participant advice programs when it released its final regulation on participant investment advice, effective December 27, 2011

Bells & Whistles

Recent product introductions that may be of interest to plan sponsors

Product Confusion

Making informed decisions about retirement income options

Actual Knowledge

Barbara J. Fuller et al. v. SunTrust Banks Inc. et al.

Tax-Exempt?

Church plan lawsuits could reverse 30 years of precedent

What’s Next?

Defined contribution plan predictions

Tidbits

Quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in employee communications, or just for a break from the grind.

Overconfident?

Once again, early this month we received industry data about average participant balances

Fine-tuning

Before I became managing editor of PLANSPONSOR and took a deep dive into navigating the complex world of plan sponsors and retirement benefits plans, I worked in content areas that were trend-oriented and cyclical in nature

Washington Update

Summaries of the latest from Washington and the courts—what’s coming, what’s contemplated and what’s critical to plan sponsors