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Retiring Minds Want to Know: Technology Helps Assess Retirement Benefits

December 28, 2011
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Interactive online tools such as videos, chats and blogs designed to encourage employees to invest more than the default minimum in their 401(k) plans have become increasingly common.
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DC Assets Eyed By Investment Giants

December 27, 2011
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With their sights set firmly on the trillions of defined contribution plan assets expected to move into customized target-date funds before the end of the decade, Bridgewater Associates LP and AQR Capital Management LLC are looking to make sure their risk-parity and hedge fund strategies are readily available for use as components within the target-date series.
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Several States' Residents Show Their Financial Savvy

December 23, 2011
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The Employee Benefit Research Institute did a state-by-state analysis to see whether it was possible to pinpoint financially savvy states and ranked them in two categories: financial literacy and financial behavior.
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Affluent Anxious About Retirement Too, Wells Fargo Finds

December 15, 2011
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Four in 10 of those surveyed said that their biggest fear about retirement is that they 'will do all the right things and it still won't be enough for tomorrow.'
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Hewlett-Packard Foresees Nearly $600 Million in 2012 Pension Contributions

December 15, 2011
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The Palo Alto, California-based tech giant contributed a total of $279 million to its U.S. pension plans and $458 million to its non-U.S. pension plans in 2011.
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Most Financial Execs Feel Pension Plans can Hurt Company, Survey Indicates

December 14, 2011
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Of survey respondents, 68 percent said their companies have closed defined benefit plans to new or all employees in the past five years.
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N.Y. State Official Blasts 401(k)s as DB Replacement

December 13, 2011
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'The reality is that 401(k)s were never intended to take the place of pensions,' according to New York state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a speech at the New School's Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis in New York City.
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Offering TIPS for Retirement

December 12, 2011
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Nearly half of defined contribution plan sponsors either offer or plan to soon offer some type of inflation protection strategy to their participants, a Mercer study shows. Stand-alone Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, are the most widely used option, ahead of combining multiple asset classes.
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EBSA Clarifies E-Disclosure of Investment, Benefit Information

December 9, 2011
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The revised technical release updates an interim e-disclosure policy issued in September allowing defined contribution plan administrators to provide fee-disclosure information to participants electronically.
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Employers, Experts Wary of Feds’ 401(k) Tax Proposals

November 21, 2011
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Two plans to cut the federal deficit could drastically change the tax treatment of 401(k) plans. The first, called the ‘20/20 cap,’ would limit annual 401(k) contributions to $20,000 or 20 percent of salary. The second would end tax deductions for 401(k) plans and replace them with a flat-rate refundable credit.
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