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Articles by Patty Kujawa

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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‘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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Employer Match Game: Lump Sum or Per Paycheck?

May 7, 2014
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For companies with tight budgets, a year-end 401(k) contribution might be the right strategy to save money as well as keeping and rewarding talent.
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Special Report: Life, Disability & the Pursuit of Benefits

March 6, 2014
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With health care and retirement taking priority in company benefit budgets, group life and disability plans are slowly shrinking from employer offerings.
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The Saving Is the Hardest Part

March 6, 2014
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Workers are stashing away cash. It just may not be enough to feather the nest egg for long once they retire.
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Most Common 401(k) Retirement Plan Match Is Now Dollar-for-Dollar: Survey

January 6, 2014
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Successful plans are ones that help workers save enough, as opposed to 2011’s top response citing high participation rates, the survey shows.
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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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Focused on the Future: 401(k) Plan Administrators

November 10, 2013
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Now that 401(k) plans have grown to become the No. 1 way U.S. workers save for retirement, it’s no secret many plan sponsors turn to experts to run the entire plan — or certain parts.
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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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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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