In the Public Eye
Retirement concerns grow among public sector employees
Getting Employees’ Attention
Ways to engage participants in retirement saving and planning
Sponsors hesitate to make distribution recommendations
Are You in the Right TDF?
Creating a sound way to choose
Survey Says |
Electronic Communications, Anyone?
Almost all participant notices and statements can be delivered electronically if plan sponsors follow certain government rules.
Bells & Whistles |
Bells & Whistles
Recent product introductions that may be of interest to plan sponsors
PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Advisers Of the Year
The 2014 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year winners—in the individual, team and multioffice team categories—stand out for their overriding concerns for plan sponsor clients and participants,...
The Bottom Line |
Snail Mail or Email?
Do regulations for delivering plan information need to be updated?
Case Sensitive |
Access For All?
Esli Perez Melendez, et al. v. Hatfield’s Equipment & Dedication Services Inc., et al.
Barry's Pickings |
Another Funding Regime?
More funding or more DB premiums, take your pick
Saxon Angle |
Rollover Scrutiny Intensifies
Fiduciaries, take heed
Just out of Reish |
Evaluating fund selections using two benchmarks
Done Deal |
The Power of Inertia
Credit Suisse’s pension investment committee
Second Opinions |
Guidance on out-of-pocket maximums
Quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in employee communications, or just for a break from the grind.
403(b)s’ distinct characteristics require knowledgeable providers
There’s a retirement plan adviser I know who always brings a can of cat food to the retirement plan participant educational meetings she hosts.
Our cover story this month is a three-part section focusing on retirement plan advisers and consultants—those who, when chosen correctly, can help plan sponsors meet their plan’s specific...
Washington Update |
Summaries of the latest from Washington and the courts—what’s coming, what’s contemplated and what’s critical to plan sponsors.
Asset Class Focus |
Stable Value Funds
Fixed-income investments wrapped with insurance to hedge volatility
403(b) Smarts |
403(b) Questions, Answered
Form 5500s for multiple plans; IRS audits; committee member must-reads
Analyze This |
Know Thy Adviser Fees
A startling observation from data supporting the “2014 PLANSPONSOR Plan Benchmarking Report” is that about 25% of respondents are unsure of how—let alone how much—they compensate their adviser.