Industry Voices

What If You Could Exit the 401(k) Business?

There is a modern, professionally managed and outsourced alternative that, while not completely relieving plan sponsors of their fiduciary responsibilities in the eyes of regulators, removes pressure on company resources.

Barry’s Pickings: What Are Benefits?

Benefits—as most HR professionals will generally (and sooner or later) intuit—are at the heart of this firm culture issue. They are a critical place in which a firm defines itself.

Pension Investment De-Risking Primer

Sterling Price, managing consultant at Findley, discusses how LDI and a dynamic investment policy help to de-risk pension plan assets.

The Secret to a Better Financial Wellness Program: HSA Education

Helen Calvin, chief revenue officer at Jellyvision, explains how employees may respond better to employer education about HSAs, tracking HSA education success is easier, and employee changes relating to HSAs is much easier than other financial wellness education.

SURVEY SAYS: Perceptions of Pay

I recently read about a survey which found 46% of professionals feel they are underpaid. The survey did not go into what, if anything, these folks plan to do about it.

Barry’s Pickings: Two Cheers for Open MEPs

Michael Barry, president of October Three (O3) Plan Advisory Services LLC, says open MEPs will work up to a point, but contends that they only deal with one of the obstacles preventing small employers from adopting retirement plans.