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Lost and Found—Retired Employees

November 1, 1996
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In the wake of massive downsizing, companies are discovering that many of their best workers walked out the door with early-retirement packages. Through retiree-work programs, you can reclaim their loyalty, experience and flexibility - with cost savings.
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401(k) Discrimination Testing Checklist

October 1, 1996
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The Small Business Job Protection Act: Here’s a checklist you can use in light of the recent bill that passed.
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The Four Safe Harbors of Investment Information

April 1, 1996
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The Department of Labor recently has issued guidance on the amount of investment education a company can offer before stepping over the line.
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Build the Wow-factor into Pension Training

April 1, 1996
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Lecturing employees on saving for their futures will elicit only yawns. If you're looking for ways to better communicate, toss out the static stuff-your pension plan deserves better. Multimedia can help employees receive high marks in their investment education.
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Age-weighted Profit-sharing Plans Can Work to Your Company's Advantage

October 1, 1995
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The age-weighted profit-sharing plan allows employers to vary contributions to employees' accounts based on their age, and based on varying profits from year to year.
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Learn What's Hot in Portable Pensions

October 1, 1995
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Cash-balance plans are the most popular of the new defined-benefit pension plans-they're easy to understand and can be less expensive to administer. Find out why Bank of America and Xerox think they're so hot. so hot. Also get the latest on other new pension-plan ideas.
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Variations on a Theme More New Ideas in Pension Plans

October 1, 1995
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If a cash-balance pension plan isn't right for your company, you may want to consider these other variations on the pension theme.
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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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