Trump’s Pension Policy
If Trump shelves the new fiduciary rule, brokers might seek out deals that pay them best, rather than act in the best interests of sponsors and employees.
How to Button Up Benefits in M&A Deals
Acquisitions are tricky, so employee benefits aspects to them may be overlooked. Here's what to keep in mind.
Pension Power for the 401(k)
New federal guidance could spur demand for guaranteed lifetime income products, which ideally can function similarly to pensions.
Out with the Old?
Companies determined to maximize the savings from cash-balance pension plans may invite a federal crackdown.
When Pensions Change Hands
Integrating 401(k) plans after a merger can raise tricky fiduciary issues.
The 401(k) Switch is On
Plan sponsors are finding there's often some gain after the pain of changing 401(k) providers.
401(k) participants want it all, including quick enrollment and individualized data.
Employees with electronic access to 401(k) plan information may have much more than another bell and whistle.
Is federal protection from fiduciary liability deep enough for sponsors to weather a market downturn?
401(K) Sticker Shock?
Plan sponsors hope to head off federal rules that would require them to disclose more of their costs.
Nest Egg or Lemon?
If you're buying another company, make sure you look under the hood of its 401(k) plan.