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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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Retirement Risks
Anna Rappaport, the noted futurist and actuary, discusses in a Q&A her view on the state of retirement planning in the United States, the top retirement risks for workers and how HR can help mitigate them.
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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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Top Employee Benefit Consultant Winners of 2012

Human Resource Executive® and its sister publication, Risk & Insurance®, profile the best of the best in the area of employee-benefits consulting.
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Diversity and Retirement Savings
A new report from Vanguard shows that blacks and Hispanics are more likely to take loans and hardship withdrawals from their 401(k)s than whites and Asians -- but all of those groups borrow roughly the same amount.
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Stress and the Compliance Officer
It should come as no surprise that stress levels are elevated in every nook and cranny of the modern-day business world.
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The Plan Ahead
With many younger workers neglecting their retirement planning amidst a sea of competing priorities and distractions, some forward-thinking companies are making savings programs a priority -- as well as a retention tool.
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Getting Retirement-Ready
This article accompanies Plan Ahead.
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A New Way to Reduce Pension Risks?
Ford says it has a better idea as it looks to "de-risk" its pension funding by offering lump-sum buyouts to retirees. The impact on HR could be significant among large employers, if this becomes a trend.
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Countering the Retirement Crisis
It's not enough to expect workers to delay retirement as a way to stretch out their savings, says the head of the PBGC -- because they already are delaying retirement. Josh Gotbaum says his agency not only protects workers from losing assets because of failing pension plans, but also works with companies to maintain their voluntary private plans.
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Preparing for Fee-Disclosure Rules
When the U.S. Department of Labor chose to require plan administrators and investment companies to disclose the costs associated with 401(k) plans, the prime goal was increased fee transparency.
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Benefits Column

Some employers -- those that understand today's health-and-benefits model isn't working -- are beginning to take a new approach, one that goes beyond insurance products and under-utilized programs to offer workers the real-life help they need, right when they need it.
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