Browsing All posts tagged under »Retirement Benefits«

Two Views on Auto Enrollment

July 14, 2010


The auto-enroll feature of the 401(k) is often touted as a key part of an overall strategy to increase workers’ retirement savings. But is automatic enrollment all it’s cracked up to be? Two recent blog posts take opposing sides on the question of the feature’s ultimate value. In one corner is David John from the […]

The Future of Retirement

April 30, 2010


Notions of what retirement is - and when it should start - are changing.

And Watch Out for the Black Helicopters . . .

January 21, 2010


Recent moves by the Obama administration to weigh how the government can encourage workers to convert at least part of their retirement savings into guaranteed income streams has generated fierce opposition in the right-wing blogosphere, with claims that the government is on the verge of seizing workers' 401(k) accounts.

Roundup of Recent 401(k) Developments

December 4, 2009


A quick roundup of recent news about 401(k) and other defined contribution plans.

401(k) Plans and Their Discontents

September 30, 2009


Calls for reforming employer-provided retirement plans - in particular, 401(k) plans - are growing. While the ultimate outcome remains to be seen, it is likely that significant changes could be coming soon to a 401(k) plan near you.

Will the Supreme Court Weigh In on the “Great Recession”?

August 21, 2009


By agreeing to hear the case of Jones v. Harris Associates, the Supreme Court may take the opportunity to make a statement on certain business practices seen as contributing to Great Recession.

401(k) Plans: Finding the Right Balance

May 19, 2009


A recent white paper defending employer-sponsored retirement plans could be improved by acknowledging some of the weaknesses of the system, as well as by calling on employers to not cut matching contributions.