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Online Retirement and Pension Resources

Web sites offering retirement reports, studies, and tools.

March 20, 2002
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American Savings Education Council
Several tools, the most popular being the "Ballpark Estimate" tool for estimating retirement expenses.
Alliance for Investor Education
The alliance's "survival kit" has several good items to help employees understand 401(k)s.
BenefitsLink
An online resource with information of interest to employee benefit plan sponsors, participants and service providers. The site also includes a benefits job listing and a catalog of software, seminars and services.
Department of Labor Employee Benefits Surveys
A list of benefits studies from the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Drake Beam Morin’s report on Career Choices and Challenges of Younger and Older Workers
A study showing -- among other things -- how long people plan to work.
Employee Benefits Research Institute
Major benefits research institute in the HR field. Among other reports, has a 2002 Retirement Confidence Survey and numerous reports about 401(k) plans
401K Help Center
This "401(k) portal to the Web" has channels of 401(k) information for plan sponsors, employees, and small businesses and gleans 401(k) information from a variety of Web sources.
Hewitt Associates Trends and Experience in 401(k) Plans
Data on investment options, plan expenses, and more from a total of 428 employers.
The International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans
Benefits news, laws, and statistics, as well as information about the organization’s certificate programs and seminar series.
Morningstar.com Retirement Center
This section of the Morningstar.com site has FAQs, features, and links to other good resources, such as books and Web sites for Baby Boomers who are getting a late start in retirement investing. (Free registration is required to access site material).
mPower.com
The mPower café has articles, FAQs, a glossary, and other features on retirement investing via 401(k)s, 403(b)s, IRAs and 457 plans.
National Defined Contribution Council
A lobbying group made up of "senior executives from retirement services corporations in the United States who manage about 90 percent of all assets in 401(k) plans."
PaycheckCity
An online collection of paycheck tools. It can employees estimate the future value of their 401(k)s.
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
The U.S. Department of Labor publishes this page, where you can find fiduciary-related questions and answers. There are also periodic updates of laws and regulations pertaining to pension and welfare benefits administration.
Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America
A national, non-profit association promoting 401(k)s.
SmartMoney.com
Its 401(k) section has articles, an interactive 401(k) planner, and other worksheets to help employees make the most of their plans. Be sure you read "Ways to Lobby for a Better 401(k)" before your employees do.
Social Security Administration’s retirement planner
The Social Security Administration's interactive retirement planner looks at future Social Security benefits in concert with other retirement plans.
Transamerica's Guide to the 2001 Retirement-plan Law
A chart showing how various tax and regulatory provisions were changed.
Workforce Commerce Center
A list of retirement and pension products and services.

This list was compiled by Workforce editors and writers.

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