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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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Help Your Women Retire
Studies and experts confirm men are in better positions to manage money and prepare for retirement, which puts some of the onus on employers to guide their female employees into viable existences for the remainder of their lives.
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Visualizing Retirement
Getting employees to build an "emotional connection" with their future selves may be the key to getting them to save more for retirement.
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A Matter of Culture
One of the best ways HR and benefits leaders can reach Hispanic American employees with retirement programs is to tailor them to balance specific cultural and financial needs.
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Benefits Column

College students entering the workplace are saddled with between $28,000 and $37,000 of student-loan debt. But as more employers are beginning to realize, the scope of the problem extends well beyond that group.
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