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June 19th, 2015

Overcoming Plan Sponsor Inertia

It’s not only plan participants that are prone to inertia. Plan sponsors, too, can find it a challenge to step up their retirement plan designs.Read more >

Professor of Economics Proposes Retirement Reform

Mounting evidence suggests that reform of both the current structure and tax-code treatment of retirement accounts could stimulate greater savings for many Americans, a paper suggests. In a new Hamilton Project discussion paper, John N. Friedman, Professor of Economics at Brown University, proposes two related reforms to the current system of retirement savings accounts.Read more >

Automatic IRAs Would Help with Retirement Crisis

Whether automatic IRAs (individual retirement accounts) could significantly increase retirement readiness and reduce the national retirement savings deficit depends largely on age, the default contribution rate  and the opt-out rate (the percentage of eligible employees who choose not to participate), according to new research by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).Read more >

Bogdahn Group Adds DC Investment Consultant

The Bogdahn Group announced the addition of Paul Murray to its defined contribution team. Murray has experience working with hospital and higher education 401(k)s and 403(b)s.Read more >

Productivity Thieves in the Workplace

A survey from CareerBuilder reveals the common things that distract employees from doing actual work, and lists the most bizarre things employers have caught employees doing.Read more >
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