Lincoln Joins Annuities into Workplace Plan

October 14, 2008 ( - Lincoln Financial Group has combined its two micro-small market group variable annuity offerings—Lincoln Director and Lincoln American Legacy Retirement—into a workplace retirement plan.

Guardian Helps Small Employers Manage Employee Leave

October 9, 2008 ( - The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has announced a new absence management program that can help business owners and benefit managers with administering absences under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well as state-required leaves, jury duty and military leave.

Nationwide Unveils Retirement Clear Advantage

October 8, 2008 ( - Nationwide Retirement Plans announced the launch of its Retirement Clear Advantage, a retirement plan product featuring fee disclosure and institutional class mutual funds.

401kDIRECT Unveils New Plan Offering

October 8, 2008 ( - 401kDIRECT has scheduled an October 15 launch for its 401kDIRECT MAX Plan to be available for advisers, administrators and plan sponsors.

Metcalfe to Lead New DST Initiative

October 7, 2008 ( - Industry veteran Jude Metcalfe, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of financial service, retirement plan, and business outsourcing experience, has assumed the position of president of DST Retirement Solutions, LLC.

RSI Unveils 401(k) Termination Services Suite

October 7, 2008 ( - Rollover Systems Inc. (RSI), a Charlotte-based rollover management service provider, has announced a new services suite that it says will help advisers and plan sponsors terminate 401(k) plans.

Trust Builders Distribution Strategy Extends Retirement Income

October 7, 2008 ( - Trust Builders, Inc., provider of educational solutions for retirement planning, has announced the availability of a patent pending tax wise distribution strategy that it says provides a participant with the ability to extend the length of their retirement income and decrease their need for additional savings.

Pension Dynamics Offers ASI Portfolio Forecaster to Participants

October 7, 2008 ( - Advisor Software, Inc., provider of wealth management solutions for the adviser market, announced that Pension Dynamics Corporation will make ASI Portfolio Forecaster available to 401(k) plan participants who are using the firm's Web-based platform.