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Analysis Shows Most Employers Restore 401(k) Match

October 20, 2011
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The suspensions occurred from January 2008 through January 2010, though most occurred during the first half of 2009, which was the peak of the Great Recession, according to research by Towers Watson.
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President to Sign Bill Increasing Health Insurance Subsidies for Certain Workers

October 18, 2011
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President Barack Obama on Oct. 21 will sign trade legislation that also will boost federal health insurance premium subsidies for employees who lose their jobs because of foreign competition and older retirees in failed pension plans, the White House announced Oct. 18.
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Nonqualified Plans a Key to Recruiting, Retaining Senior Employees

October 11, 2011
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Amid a volatile market, nonqualified plans continue to be a key element of many companies' overall retirement savings program, and are common among large companies. The programs are popular—on average, nearly two-thirds of eligible employees participate, reports a PSCA/Boston Research Group survey.
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More About Nonqualified Plans

October 11, 2011
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Are Millennials Too Conservative When Investing?

October 11, 2011
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Like baby boomers and Gen X'ers before them, now it's the millennials' turn to be targeted for their lack of savings savvy for retirement. Some say they are stock-market averse, and others contend it's from watching their parents' hard-earned savings go poof over the past several years.
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New Group to Go to Bat for Retirement Plan Advisers

September 29, 2011
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Among other things, the National Association of Plan Advisors plans to fight to keep tax breaks for retirement savings.
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Principal Financial Group's 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security—2011

September 28, 2011
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These companies have shown that a commitment to outstanding benefits can be a factor in having a successful business.
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Investing in Employees

September 28, 2011
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Despite a tough, volatile economy, 10 small to midsize companies have been able to run successful businesses while bringing stability to employees through strong benefits programs. These businesses have made Principal Financial Group's 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security—2011 list.
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The Hot List: 2011 401(k) Plan Administrators

September 21, 2011
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Listed in alphabetical order. Published September 2011.
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The Hot List: 2011 Health Insurers

September 13, 2011
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Listed in alphabetical order. Published April 2011.
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