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Defined Contribution Plans

Plan to Cap Retirement Funds May Reach Beyond the Wealthy

May 17, 2013
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A Washington-based think tank says the Obama proposal would affect 20 percent of Americans ages 25 to 64 with retirement plans that could hinder incentives to save money.
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Confidence Lost: Employees' Retirement Planning Hits Record Low

April 8, 2013
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Of the 251 retirees and 1,254 workers age 25 or older who responded to a new Employee Benefit Research Institute survey, 57 percent say they have less than $25,000 in household savings and investments.
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Financial Wellness an Imperative for Healthy Employees

April 4, 2013
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A growing number of companies have discovered that they can build employees' loyalty, increase their productivity and improve their job satisfaction by providing programs that help them achieve financial wellness.
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More Employees Driven to Auto-Enroll for Retirement Plans

March 28, 2013
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While more workers are chipping in for their golden years, the level of contributions continues to lag. Experts say the current 3 percent doesn't cut it. Between 10 and 12 percent is more like it.
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Target-Date Funds Put Bull's-Eye on Making Employees Retirement-Ready

March 14, 2013
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Now that defined contribution plans are the way most Americans save for retirement, and target-date funds are increasingly becoming the most popular investment in many 401(k) plans, many employers who offer the strategy say they will take a hard look at them this year.
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The (Employer) Match Is Back

November 16, 2012
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Recent data show that employers have not only restored the matching 401(k), but also that employees are contributing more to their retirement plans as well.
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States Up the Pressure on Retirement Plans for Private Workers

November 8, 2012
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California's new state-administered retirement savings program for certain private-sector workers could serve as a model for other states.
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David Wray Interview: Ready for Retirement

October 11, 2012
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As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, writer Patty Kujawa speaks with David Wray, the retired president of the Plan Sponsor Council of America, on his thoughts about the evolution of defined contribution plans.
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