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By the Numbers, July 2014

July 2, 2014
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The employee cycle; (not) getting schooled; job hop; when I'm 65.
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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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How Do We Get Our ESOP Plan Started?

June 17, 2014
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My company wants to start an employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP, that defines a vesting year as being an actively employed participant on Dec. 31 of that year and you credited with at least 1,000 hours of employment. Should this include regular hours, overtime hours, and PTO hours? What else might we need to consider?
— ESOP Fable, financial/insurance/real estate, Des Moines, Iowa

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Home in the Range: Health Care Retirement Costs as Much as a House

June 3, 2014
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A recent study indicated that 48 percent of respondents believe they will need $50,000 to pay for individual health care costs in retirement, but the true cost is estimated at four times that amount.
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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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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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