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Creating Ideal Defined Contribution Plan Takes Strong Will, Firm Focus

December 15, 2010
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Whether it is out-of-pocket costs or costs associated with resources, expense can be a key deterrent in getting to the optimal defined-contribution plan. Cost can make plan sponsors reluctant to add advisory services or even automated features.
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401(k) Fatigue a Common Complaint Among Employees

October 8, 2010
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Many industry pundits point to recent statistics as signs of lingering economic hardships impacting defined contribution plan participants. But these statistics may also suggest potential disillusionment with 401(k) plans.
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Getting Workers to Elite Status When It Comes to Retirement Income Security

August 26, 2010
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The Employee Benefit Research Institute's 'Retirement Confidence' survey found that 44 percent of workers who simply calculated a goal retirement amount report that they made changes to their retirement planning as a result.
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Taking Auto Enrollment and Auto Contribution Escalation to the Next Level

June 1, 2010
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According to Employee Benefit Research Institute findings, the typical low-income worker, in particular, will need to save significantly more than he or she does today in order to achieve retirement income security.
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Time to Consider Adding Roth to the 401(k) Plan

April 28, 2010
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Adding and communicating a Roth-designated account can be well worth the effort, especially in the current environment. The addition of Roth can serve as an excellent way of reinvigorating a plan and re-engaging employees in their efforts to save for retirement.
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Evaluating Whether Your Target-Date Fund Measures Up

February 12, 2010
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As the Labor Department signals its interest in weighing in on these funds, plan sponsors should make sure their evaluation process is in place, and that it’s thorough and well-documented.
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Disaster-Proofing the DC Plan

December 30, 2009
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Commentary: With many of the fires of 2008-2009 extinguished or at least under control, plan sponsors are now asking: What are the next ticking time bombs to avoid? Or to put it another way: How can we disaster-proof our plans against the next financial upheaval—whatever that may be? Here are some approaches under consideration.
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Is It Important for 401(k) Fees to Be Equitable

September 24, 2009
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Employers with 401(k) plans need to think about whether the fees their participants are paying are equitable.
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Retirement Income Solutions The Next Big Thing

July 16, 2009
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Insurers and investment managers are touting their retirement income wares, but plan sponsors should think carefully before they add these products to their plans.
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Helping DC Participants Through Troubled Times

May 7, 2009
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There are a number of things 401(k) plan sponsors can do to help plan participants get back on track for retirement.
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