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January 9th, 2015

Research Supports Use of Auto Investing Solutions

Research from the Columbia Business School concludes that retirement plan investors may do better to check their portfolios less often and leave investment decisions to others.Read more >

Actuaries Grade Retirement Systems, Reform Proposals

The American Academy of Actuaries, assisting public policymakers by providing actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues, has released grades for major retirement systems and public policy proposals.Read more >

Feasibility of HSAs as Retirement Savings Strategy

Recent reports have claimed health savings accounts (HSAs) can be a useful additional tool for retirement saving. But, how feasible is it that employees can accumulate savings in HSAs to use in retirement, and should employers consider offering them?Read more >

DOL Reports 2014 Enforcement Results

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration says it restored over $599.7 million to employee benefit plans and participants last year.Read more >

MassMutual Adds to Government Market Unit

In an effort to step up its support of retirement plans sold to government entities, MassMutual’s retirement services has added three managing directors.Read more >

ICMA-RC Appoints President and CEO

ICMA-RC, a provider of services to public-sector retirement plans, has appointed Robert P. Schultze as president and chief executive officer.Read more >

Holiday Gift Exchanges Can Get Interesting

In a survey by CareerBuilder, workers shared some of the most unusual holiday gifts they’ve gotten from coworkers.Read more >

PLANSPONSOR DC Survey Standouts Announced

Fourteen companies stood above the rest in PLANSPONSOR’s annual Defined Contribution Survey for accumulating the greatest number of Best in Class Awards in the survey’s six main asset classes, and the winners will be honored at the PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence dinner in New York City.Read more >
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