Browsing All posts tagged under »retirement plans«

Two Views on Auto Enrollment

July 14, 2010

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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

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

Roundup of Recent 401(k) Developments

December 4, 2009

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

401(k) Plans and Their Discontents

September 30, 2009

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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

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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

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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.

The Evolving 401(k) Plan

May 4, 2009

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Proposals to provide guarantees to 401(k) plan participants are likely to gain ground as a result of the severe market downturn that has decimated the savings of millions of workers.