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Reaching Retirement Readiness
Research and surveys find many employees are woefully unprepared for retirement. Why should HR be worried about employees' financial well-being, and what can it do to help them put aside the funds that will lead to a comfortable retirement?
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Preparing for a Retirement-Plan Audit
A new survey finds one in three employers had their retirement plans audited by either the Department of Labor or the Internal Revenue Service in the past two years. Experts discuss ways to survive an investigation.
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The Millennial Career Marathon
There's been a lot of talk about how millennials look at the workplace differently than the generations that preceded them. But when it comes to their post-employment prospects, Gen Y workers apparently share the view of many of their more experienced colleagues.
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Decoding DOL's Final Fiduciary Rule
Now that the Department of Labor has unveiled its long-awaited fiduciary rule, experts discuss the impact it will have on HR organizations going forward.
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A Female Focus on Retirement
Women face an uphill climb when it comes to saving for retirement. How can employers help them become retirement-ready?
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The New Landscape for Company Stock
In light of a recent Supreme Court ruling on retirement-plan oversight, here are three suggestions to help organizations manage the issues related to overseeing a company stock fund in its defined-contribution plan.
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'Back-Sweeping' to Boost 401(k) Participation
Aon Hewitt study finds a growing number of companies auto-enrolling, or "back-sweeping," all existing employees who aren't already participating in 401(k) plans. This practice can certainly have advantages -- if properly communicated to affected workers, experts say.
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Retirement vs. Regret
While most employees are well-intentioned when it comes to saving for retirement, not all of them make the decision to do so. However, there are ways that HR leaders can help workers in this area.
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Employee Overconfidence About Retirement Plans
While the stock markets continue their rebound from the recessionary years, new research finds American workers are feeling more confident about their retirement prospects. But should they be?
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Pushing the Employee-Savings Envelope
A recent survey suggests that employees may be more receptive to automatic defined-contribution increases than some employers think.
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Benefits Column

Here's what people in your organization need to know to make the right employee-benefits choices.
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