Plan sponsors may say they are comfortable with fee disclosure efforts as they exist now, but a new study asserts that many of them are racked with under-the-surface doubts about their understanding of the fee issue.
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Many employers who have followed the trend of moving from defined benefit to defined contribution retirement benefits have also beefed up their DC offering, but it is still not as beneficial to workers as having both plan types.
A new MassMutual study finds that plans using automatic features such as enrollment are apparently not be driving away participants with their auto deferral rates.
Conventional wisdom has long held that daylight saving time saves energy, but a new study suggests otherwise.
Thirty-seven percent of respondents to a recent survey indicated that the rising cost of living or inflation was their greatest concern regarding their retirement.
Nearly half (48%) of workers agree that employees should be automatically enrolled in their employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan with a standard savings rate, according to the latest Principal Financial Well-Being Index.
A new study by a Washington, D.C. social policy research group concludes that changing the income thresholds for taxing Social Security benefits would be the biggest help to middle income baby boomers in retirement.
A new study from the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College indicates that one result of increasing health care costs is workers deciding to delay retirement.
Independent registered investment advisers (RIAs) are much less optimistic about the economy than they were previously, says the latest Schwab Institutional survey.
Although the average U.S. household invests about 55% of its 401(k) or other defined contribution plan assets in stocks, many Americans are going to extremes when it comes to the equity markets.
A 65-year-old couple retiring in 2008 will need approximately $225,000 to cover medical costs in retirement, according to new Fidelity Investments data.
Working Americans’ confidence in their ability to retire comfortably declined significantly in the past year, according to the Ninth Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey.
The majority of retirement plan participants are not familiar with products that can provide them with a guaranteed income stream in retirement.
Three-quarters (77%) of 403(b) plan sponsors say it is very or somewhat important to get outside advice about what actions they must take to comply with new Pension Protection Act (PPA) and 403(b) regulations.
More than half of Americans save less than 5% of their income, but the majority (57%) of Americans not yet retired still believe they are socking away enough of a nest egg to pay for “a desirable standard of living.″
Times may be tough, but it looks like Fido and Fluffy have nothing to worry about.
A new brief issued by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR) argues that health care costs increase the percentage of households that will be ‘at risk’ of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement.
A California executive compensation research firm says companies with publicly disclosed stock ownership policies for executives and directors saw sizable increases between 2005 and 2006.
Employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) and ESOP-like plans saw a significant increase in number and size in 2007 compared to a year earlier, according to estimates from the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO).
The least-expensive 529 plans available nationwide are offered by Ohio, Illinois, and North Carolina, according to Savingforcollege.com’s 529 Fee Comparison Study.