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The Relationship Between Automatic Enrollment and DC Plan Contributions: Evidence from a National Survey of Older Workers
Leakage from 401(k) Loans, Defaults Is Greater Than Previously Thought
Millennials Want to Save, But Many Lack Funds to Do So
Change in Average 401(k) Account Balances from January 1, 2014 Through July 1, 2015 (PDF)
Selected Characteristics of Savings and Thrift Plans for Private Industry Workers
Streamlining 401(k) Plans to Improve Diversification
Retirement Assets Total $24.9 Trillion in First Quarter 2015
Target Date Funds: Time to Rethink How to Monitor and Communicate These Black Boxes (PDF)
How Behavior Shapes Retirement Planning
[Guidance Overview] Summary of DOL Regulatory Package Redefining Fiduciary Advice and Proposing or Amending Prohibited Transaction Class Exemptions (PDF)
The Brokerage Option in DC Plans
Perez Calls Out Variable Annuities in Argument for DOL Fiduciary Rule
Gen Y More Guarded about Retirement Savings than Older Generations
[Guidance Overview] DOL Provides Leeway in Participant-Level Plan Disclosure Due Dates
Why Aren't More Plan Sponsors Adopting the 'Ideal Plan'?
Nondiscrimination Testing: Traps for the Unwary (PDF)
Six Questions to Ask at Your Next Investment Committee Meeting
How 401(k) Participants Can Avoid Sabotaging Their Returns
The Guy Who Quit Goldman Sachs in a New York Times Op-Ed Now Wants to Fix Your 401(k)
Prudent Target Date Fund Decisions for Fiduciaries (PDF)
Raising the Bar on Target Date Due Diligence: Demographics Matter
Tackling the Challenge of 401(k)s for Small Businesses
Why Poorly Performing Funds Remain in 401(k) Plans
[Guidance Overview] IRS Explanation, Worksheet (Alert Guidelines), and Deficiency Checksheet: Section 401(k) Requirements (Rev. 4-2015) (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] IRS Explanation, Worksheet (Alert Guidelines), and Deficiency Checksheet: Employee and Matching Contributions (Rev. 4-2015) (PDF)
Use of 401(k) Plan 'Auto Features' Increases, But Barriers Still Remain (PDF)
A Lurking Trap for Corporate Officers
Aligning Goals, Improving Outcomes: 2015 Defined Contribution Plan Sponsor Survey Findings (PDF)
Peer Behavior and Peer Outcome Influence 401(k) Participant Investment Decisions
Defined Contribution Investment Perspectives: Why Investment Re-Enrollment Matters (PDF)
Ever-Increasing Duties for Plan Sponsors: Hardship Distributions and Investment Monitoring
[Opinion] Dear 'Financial Consultant': Do You Really Act in My 'Best Interests'?
[Opinion] Tibble: Hard to Argue With, But Fiduciaries Are on Defensive
[Opinion] Statement from Rep. Roe at HELP Subcommittee Hearing on Restricting Access to Financial Advice: Evaluating the Costs and Consequences for Working Families and Retirees
[Opinion] Perez's Perilous Costs: Eye-Catching Numbers DOL Is Ignoring with Fiduciary Proposal
[Opinion] Testimony of ICI to House HELP Subcommittee Hearing on Restricting Access to Financial Advice: Evaluating the Costs and Consequences for Working Families and Retirees
[Opinion] The DOL's Fiduciary Rule: Why Can't Regulators Do Simple?
[Guidance Overview] Hardship Withdrawals: Rules and Required Documentation
The Emergence of the Single-Fund Participant
[Official Guidance] Text of DOL Notice of Hearing and Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Conflict of Interest (Fiduciary) Regs and Prohibited Transaction Exemptions
[Opinion] AARP's David Certner on DOL's Proposed Fiduciary Rule: 'Disclosure Alone Not Enough'
Money Flows Out of 401(k) Plans as Baby Boomers Age
[Guidance Overview] Money Market Funds Changes: Implications for Plan Sponsors, Plan Administrators and Investment Fiduciaries (PDF)
GAO Report: Frequent and Collective Trading Are Uncommon in 401(k) Plans and Not a Significant Concern for Plan Participants, Sponsors, or Mutual Funds
Link to Online Survey: GAO Asking Plan Sponsors for Information about Lifetime Income Options in Their 401(k) Plans
When You Shouldn't Roll Your 401(k) Balance Over to an IRA
BrightScope Takes a Whirl at Mutual Fund Data
Deadlines to Correct for Failed ADP and ACP Testing
Death, Taxes and Retirement Plan Administration Errors
An Economist's Perspective on Fiduciary Monitoring of Investments (PDF)
[Opinion] Chamber of Commerce Study Fatally Flawed
How'd an Innocent Fiduciary Like You End Up Asset Allocating?
How America Saves for Retirement: 2014 DC Plan Data (PDF)
Participation in 401(k) Plans Rises as More Companies Automatically Enroll
Locked Out of Retirement: The Threat to Small Business Retirement Savings (PDF)
Are Automatic 401(k)-Plan Features Violating Patents?
Text of Eighth Circuit Opinion Affirming Disqualification of IRA to Used to Fund Business Startup; Taxpayer Owes Ordinary Income Tax on Entire Amount (PDF)
Is a 401(k) Loan Always a Bad Idea?
[Guidance Overview] IRS Liberalizes IRS Correction Program for Qualified Plans (PDF)
Ninth Circuit Denies Rehearing, Amends Opinion, and Sends Long-Running Stock-Drop Case Back for Trial

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