September 2012

Dignifying Retirement

At a meeting this week, I once again heard the phrase “retire with dignity.” 

Close Watch

Employer to pay $500K for failing to monitor TPA

Cash is Still King

Cash balance plan growth outpacing that of other plan designs

Asking for It

DC participants want to save more but need education and help

Self-Help

DOL improves methods to report outstanding disclosures

The X Factor

Women face retirement security challenges

Bells and Whistles

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

Passive / Aggressive

When considering indexed TDFs, it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition

Better Options

Commercial real ­estate still the ­alternative asset champion

Game Changer

If they can break into the DC market, ETFs could really take off

Steady as it Goes

Understanding stable value funds and the protections they provide

Tidbits

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