Data & Research

COLI Use As NQDC Funding Vehicle Increases

Non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans continue to be widely utilized and more employers are turning to corporate-owned life insurance (COLI) to informally fund them, according to a new executive benefits plans survey by Clark Consulting.

Retirement Plan Participation Falls

Although participation in an employment-based retirement plan increases with age, overall, the percentage of workers participating in an employment-based retirement plan decreased to 39.7% in 2006 from 40.9% in 2005.

Par for the Course?

It is generally thought that competitive pressures bring out the best in us, that we come with our best “game″ when we know that that is what it will take to win.

Women Lack Confidence about Retirement

Women’s confidence in their ability to retire with a comfortable lifestyle has remained low and has not changed since 2004, with only 23% claiming to be very confident their retirement years will be financially acceptable, according to a new survey.

401(k) Plans Undergoing Redesign

As the 401(k) plan becomes 'the new retirement superpower,' attention has turned to the weakness of the plans and is leading to 401(k) version 2.0, a research report by Russell Investment Group argues.

More People Staying in the Workforce Past Age 65

Nearly one-quarter (23.2%) of people between the ages of 65 and 74 were in the labor force in 2006, the highest number in three years and an indication that fewer people are retiring at the traditional retirement age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS).