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Small Biz Owners Clueless on PPA

A recent poll of 507 small business (companies with 50 employees or fewer, including one-person, owner-operated businesses) owners or CEO’s/Presidents commissioned by ShareBuilder 401(k) found that many small business owners are still focusing on Social Security as a primary source of retirement income, both for themselves and their employees.

Vanguard Expands Offering to Institutional Investors

The Vanguard Group has announced it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to include the Vanguard Structured Large-Cap Value Fund in its offering of structured equity portfolios for institutional investors.

Plan Document Trumps Antenuptial Agreement

The US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ruled that, even though the surviving spouse of a retirement plan participant waived her rights to benefits in an antenuptial agreement, the plan document dictated she receive his assets in the plan.

NASD Orders More Fines for 529 Plan Violations

The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) has fined Chase Investment Services Corporation of Chicago and MetLife Securities, Inc. of New York $500,000 each for failing to establish systems and procedures to supervise the sales of 529 College Savings Plans.

Paychex Adds Roth 401(k)

Paychex Inc., which provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, has added a Roth 401(k) feature to its retirement services offering.