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  • The Great GASB: A Novel Benefits-Accounting System

    Rather than accounting for retiree-benefit payouts as they come due, GASB 45 requires the agencies to account for the expenses as the benefits accrue for their current employees. May 15, 2007

  • Employers Hit for Misclassifying Workers

    House members hear complaints about workers being misclassified as independent contractors, enabling some businesses to inappropriately scrimp on taxes. May 8, 2007

  • Probe Hits N.Y. Comptroller's Office

    Prosecutors are reportedly focused on whether "gate keepers" in the comptroller's office guarded against undue influence in investing the $150 billion pension fund. May 8, 2007

  • To Rollover, or Not?

    Why retirees should think twice before shifting 401(k) assets into an IRA. May 1, 2007

  • Traditional Pension Funds: Healthy but Dying?

    Trimmed-down defined-benefit plans are displaying fewer funding woes. April 19, 2007

  • States of Health

    Rather than wait for change from the feds, states are taking on health care issues themselves. The result, say experts, could be a "compliance nightmare." April 5, 2007

  • A New Start

    Under the Pension Protection Act, companies play a key role in keeping employee retirement savings on track. April 1, 2007

  • Lawmakers: Hedge-Fund Risk Hits Pensions

    Big worries are seen in "the commingling of sophisticated and unsophisticated capital." March 13, 2007

  • Support Our Ex-Troops

    For the beleaguered Veterans Benefits Administration, errors in forecasting can leave veterans out on the street. March 1, 2007

  • Operation Match: Richer 401(k) Benefits

    Employers have been raising their defined-contribution plan matches to compensate employees for cutbacks in defined-benefit pensions and retiree medical benefits, an expert says. February 27, 2007

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