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The New 401(k)
A rise in corporate 401(k) balances and contributions reveals that the new design of retirement plans is working. Financial experts think companies can do even better in helping their workers to realize retirement readiness.
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Costly Mistakes
Many plan sponsors get tangled in 401(k) rules and regulations, risking penalties and lawsuits.
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Reality Check
With numbers not boding well at all for peoples' golden years, employers are taking a more aggressive approach to educating employees about saving for retirement.
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COLAs Vanishing from Pension Plans
Cost-of-living allowances, or COLAs, while never a prevalent feature of private-sector pension plans, have declined sharply since the 1990s, according to new research.
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Global Nomads' Retirement Puzzle
Some call them "global nomads." Others say they belong to an "international cadre." Either way, they are expatriate employees who spend a decent chunk of time (three to five years or longer) on multiple international assignments, typically moving from country to country in the process.
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New 401(k) Fee-Transparency Rules Demand Attention
Have plan officials been asleep at the wheel when it comes to assessing the fairness of fees charged participants in their 401(k) plans?
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The New Health Marketplace
Americans have gotten used to defined-contribution retirement plans, which offer companies a more affordable alternative to traditional pensions but put the onus on employees to save for, and keep track of, their retirement investments.
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The Minority Report
Studies consistently show that black and Hispanic employees save less for retirement than other groups. What can HR do to address this?
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The Global Nomad's Retirement Puzzle
The flattening of the business world has given rise to an international cadre of global nomads, or expatriates who constantly roam the planet on assignment for their companies. While the benefits of such a lifestyle can be plentiful to both employer and employee, viable options for retirement programs for these nomads have been limited, until now.
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The Global Nomad's Retirement Puzzle
The flattening of the business world has given rise to an international cadre of global nomads, or expatriates who constantly roam the planet on assignment for their companies. While the benefits of such a lifestyle can be plentiful to both employer and employee, viable options for retirement programs for these nomads have been limited, until now.
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Revisiting the Hybrid Option
Smaller employers appear to be embracing cash-balance plans at a double-digit rate. Large employers, however, are another story, though some experts suggest greater regulatory clarity could spur more to add the option going forward.
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COLAs Vanishing from Pension Plans
Much like rotary phones, snail mail and pension plans in general, cost-of-living allowances are increasingly becoming a thing of the past, new research finds. But, for those organizations considering a COLA, experts say they should implement one on an age-segmented basis to the workforce.
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Lost and Found
Some plans sponsors go to greater lengths than others to find ways to reunite former employees with their retirement funds.
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New 401(k) Fee-Transparency Rules Demand Attention
Beginning this month, new transparency rules on 401(k) fees go into effect, and experts agree that HR leaders need to pay close attention to the other changes coming later this summer and beyond.
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A New Way to Reduce Pension Risks?
The Ford Motor Co., fresh on the heels of a major turnaround achieved over the past few years, is making change again. This time, the Dearborn, Mich.-based automotive giant is not announcing a new hybrid model or supply-chain strategy.
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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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