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HR Teaches the Retirement Game

November 1, 1994
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Cutting-edge companies like ALCOA are helping their employees become smarter and more responsible investors. HR is at the forefront of the shift.
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Investing

November 1, 1994
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Experts say that investors are prone to seven common errors that can derail their retirement.
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Multilingual Communication Sells 401(k)

November 1, 1993
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Solectron Corp. applied its philosophy to always communicate effectively with its employees by taking the many languages of its work force into consideration when it introduced a complicated new benefits plan.
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Pros and Cons of Prefunding Vehicles

November 1, 1993
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Companies are creatively using a number of options to prefund through employer and employee contributions. Here are some prefunding vehicles.
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How Companies Fund Retiree Medical Benefits

November 1, 1993
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As health-care costs continue to rise, and as retiree populations grow, companies are forced to either make revisions in their retiree health-care plans to lessen their liabilities, or eliminate the plans completely. Cost-sharing and managed care are two solutions.
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Paying for Pensions Proved Deadly, but Not Fatal

August 1, 1993
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For the retirees of Uniroyal Plastics Company Inc., their pension payments never stopped coming when their former employer experienced financial problems.
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Retirees Control Their Benefits

August 1, 1993
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After being left with no insurance coverage because of a bankruptcy, retirees of Uniroyal Plastics negotiated to control their own benefits. The plan enabled them to have the coverage they wanted, and saved the company substantial amounts in administrative costs.
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For Some Companies, Portable Pension Plans Aren't Practical

July 1, 1993
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Portable pensions aren't for all companies. Like any new trend, they fit in well at some companies and don't work well at others.
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Pensions A Glossary of Terms

July 1, 1993
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A few definitions on commonly used pension terms.
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How HR Is Making Pensions Portable

July 1, 1993
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As employees become more mobile, HR professionals realize that pension plans rewarding long-term service aren't advantageous. That's why companies that want to attract a work force for the future are making their pension plans portable.
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