September 2006

Bill of Goods

Pension legislation contains upbeat news for 401(k) sponsors, but also requires them to make some decisions

Money Back “Guarantee”?

One of the "promises" of the newly enacted Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) is that it will foster, if not encourage, greater levels of retirement plan ¬participation. While there are several areas that ostensibly facilitate this growth—notably the removal of EGTRRA's sunset provisions and the expansion of investment advice—the thing that is really supposed to make a difference is automatic enrollment.

Upfront Articles news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the September issue

Dressed for Success?

I've been reading lately how some employers are moving to put the business back in business casual—or at least finding themselves in the business of reminding folks (particularly during the hot summer months) about the appropriate standards for dress in the workplace. Last month, we asked NewsDash readers about their workplace.

Bells & Whistles

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions¬ that plan sponsors may find of interest

Hero Worship

Private equity proves to be a sweet spot for institutional investors

A New Recipe

Is it actively passive, or passively active?

Visitation Rights?

Melody Ann Robinson, Daniel Patrick Robinson, a Minor Child, by his guardian, Kathy Regalman v. MeadWestvaco Corporation Savings and Employee Stock Ownership Plan for Salaried and Non-Bargained Hourly Employees, and Barbara Jean Merritt

Demystifying the Hybrid Pension Plan

The pundits, academics, and other prognosticators had a field day over the past two years, declaring that the traditional pension plan in the US was dead and the only remaining formality was the burial