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Changes Necessary in Company Pension Plans

April 20, 2012
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Personnel Journal Jan./Feb. 1936, pages 237-242
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In an Apparent First, a Public Pension Plan Files for Bankruptcy

April 19, 2012
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The development of the restructuring will set a precedent, particularly at a time when local government budgets and defined benefit plans are under strain.
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Fidelity-ABB Ruling First in What Could Be String of Excessive-Plan-Fee Cases

April 19, 2012
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The case is significant because new federal rules that go into effect this summer will require 401(k) plan service providers—such as record keepers and investment managers—to report detailed fee information to plan sponsors.
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Rules for Retirement-Plan Fees Have Some Companies Scrambling to Comply

April 17, 2012
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Plan sponsors need provider fee information so they can give participants data on fees. This regulation comes in two waves: the first requiring plan sponsors to give participants plan and investment information due Aug. 30, and the second delivering quarterly information on fees and services to participants' individual accounts, due Nov. 14.
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Retirement Savings Tax Breaks Safe—for Now

April 17, 2012
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At a House hearing, neither Dems nor Republicans seemed eager to tinker with main selling point of 401(k)s and IRAs.
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Young Workers as Lifers? Millennials Push Employers on Retirement Benefits

April 10, 2012
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After seeing parents struggle through the Great Recession, a survey reveals that for many younger workers, financial security later in life is growing more important.
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Home Depot Renovates 401(k) Plans to Add Value, Cut Costs

April 9, 2012
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The plans offer a core lineup of 12 options, in addition to the target-date series and a self-directed brokerage window to accommodate participants who want greater access to mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and stocks.
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PBGC Director Gotbaum Discusses New Retirement Plan Options

April 5, 2012
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'What we need to do is provide options so that, case by case—employer and employee—they have choices. … And I think that, actually, is an important part of the future,' Joshua Gotbaum told the National Press Club on April 3.
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Self-Thought: Companies Ponder Bringing Insurance In-House

April 3, 2012
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The most significant advantage that self-funded plans offer to employers is access to medical claims data, something insurance companies typically do not share with employers, says George Pantos, executive director of the Healthcare Performance Management Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
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You, Too, Can Be a Member of the ‘Millionaires Club'

April 3, 2012
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Despite the dour results of a recent survey, experts say employers can boost workers' retirement confidence. A Texas credit union is doing exactly that with its 'millionaires club:' Its HR department set up the club to encourage high savings rates among its employees.
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