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Sorry, ERISA Is Hardly a Failure

September 5, 2014
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Not everyone has a 401(k) at work, but that is irrelevant. Retirement safeguards are in place for workers, and besides, anyone can open an IRA either at a bank or online. 


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ERISA Turns 40

September 2, 2014
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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 has evolved over the past four decades.
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Companies Roll Out Re-enrollment Strategy

September 1, 2014
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Re-enrollment in a 401(k) is a popular employer approach that puts workers on the right investment track and offers protections for plan sponsors.


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State of Retirement: Legislators Mull Retiree Funds

August 11, 2014
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Advocates say the best place to address these issues is at the state level, and California is the closest to implementing a state-run plan.


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401(k)s With ‘Automatic’ Steering Drive Savings Success

July 2, 2014
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Auto-enrollment in defined contribution plans has helped employees skittish on making choices save for retirement.
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‘Working Until I Die,’ the New American Way?

June 1, 2014
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Research shows that not every U.S. worker is saving for retirement, but experts disagree on who’s to blame.
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Most Common 401(k) Retirement Plan Match Is Now Dollar-for-Dollar: Survey

January 6, 2014
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Successful plans are ones that help workers save enough, as opposed to 2011’s top response citing high participation rates, the survey shows.
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Focused on the Future: 401(k) Plan Administrators

November 10, 2013
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Now that 401(k) plans have grown to become the No. 1 way U.S. workers save for retirement, it’s no secret many plan sponsors turn to experts to run the entire plan — or certain parts.
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Roth Reigns: Some Young Workers Taking a Different Path to Retirement Savings

August 6, 2013
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The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 made it possible for participants to convert all the money in their traditional plan to a Roth, if the employer offers the plan.
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Employees Finding Their Financial Fitness Footing

June 25, 2013
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Recent survey results from Financial Finesse show employers are providing more financial tools, but also employees are asking for help in greater numbers, too.
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