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It’s a Benefits Bonanza at Principal Financial’s 10 Best List

December 19, 2013
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Competitive salaries with specialty perks translate into low turnover rates, according to Principal Financial Group’s 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.
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Professionally Managed Accounts Boosting Retirement Fund Results

October 29, 2013
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In 2012, nearly 37 percent of plan sponsors offered professionally managed accounts in 401(k) plans compared with 26 percent in 2008.
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A Reason to Retire Early?

October 16, 2013
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As an employer, it’s a good time to examine your talent acquisition and talent management strategy to determine what your strategy is to keep and/or attract the employees you need to achieve your organization’s desired outcomes.
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Female Retirement Funds Floundering: Women Not Saving as Much as Men

September 27, 2013
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While the same percentage of men and women participate in company 401(k) plans, men saved an average of $100,000 compared with $59,300 for women.
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Differences Between SUB-pay and Traditional Severance Pay

August 13, 2013
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The plan is a tax-exempt trust account set up by employers to offset state unemployment insurance.
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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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U.S. Labor Department Rolls Out Crystal Ball for Future Retirees

June 4, 2013
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A proposed agency rule would ask 401(k) plan sponsors to provide several sets of numbers to show participants what their future nest egg might look like.
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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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How Do We Successfully Succession Plan and Help Employees Prepare for Retirement?

May 15, 2013
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How do we help retirement-age workers in lower-level jobs make the transition, even as we begin planning succession for higher-level jobs? We have some workers who are several years past our voluntary retirement age and want to make sure the company is prepared for their departure. For other higher-level jobs, we are just starting to look at who our successors might be. —Cautious, HR manager, education, Kingston, Jamaica
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