In the January/February 1936 edition of The Personnel Journal, C.P. Cochrane from the Eastman Kodak Co. wrote about pension plans. He concluded that in spite of all the difficulties, private annuity plans should be continued where it is at all possible. Read the rest of Cochrane's article here.Read More
To reduce liability growth, GM will completely freeze defined benefit plans covering salaried employees, effective Oct. 1, completing a process it began several years ago. Read More
Financial stress and uncertainty are serious workplace issues, a study by MetLife Inc. shows. Seventy-eight percent of employers said concerns over financial problems could have a negative effect on productivity. The study also found that effective financial education lowers stress, reduces absenteeism and increases productivity among the workforce.Read More
Out-of-pocket costs on drugs and medical insurance are the second most costly item for older folks.Read More
Experts agree that automatically enrolling all participants and annually increasing the pretax employee salary contribution is crucial for getting minorities to participate in retirement plans. Read More
'I would like to believe, three years past the depths of the worst economic time since the Great Depression, there are lessons learned.'