If this message looks garbled to you or if the headlines in this message don't connect you to Web pages when you click on them, please request the "plain text" version of this newsletter ("Retirement Plans Edition") by emailing your request to publisher Dave Baker at davebaker@benefitslink.com
The BenefitsLink Newsletter -
Retirement Plans Edition


Today's sponsor is The BenefitsLink Newsletter
(click on banner for more information)

Please support our advertisers

August 31, 2000

The Growing Importance of 401(k) Plans for Retirement Security: Up to the Challenge?
Excerpt: "The 401(k) plan is carrying increasing amounts of the retirement savings weight, according to recent reports. The question remains to be answered, are these retirement plans capable on their own of providing the retirement security participants count on?" (Martha Priddy Patterson, published by Thompson Publishing Group)

Another Question is Answered in Our Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Q&A Column
I'll have 30 years of rail work at age 55. Can I leave rail work and get a job covered by Social Security without losing my Railroad Retirement benefits at age 60 (60/30)? What happens if I lose my "Current Connection" with Railroad Retirement before age 60? (BenefitsLink.com)

(Following also appears in Welfare Plans Edition)

Actuaries Have the Fourth-Best Job Around, Careers Book Says
Excerpt: "Using data from the U.S. Department of Labor, trade groups and telephone surveys, the book, due out this weekend, ranks 250 jobs according to six criteria: income, stress, physical demands, potential growth, job security and work environment." (ABCNews.com)

Salaries, Wages & Employee Benefits Surveys
Excerpt: "This bibliography is intended for those who need to know salary information for job interviews and for those who need to set salaries, wages and benefits of employees. This is NOT a comprehensive list." (Arizona State University Libraries)



Job Openings Newly Posted or Reposted on EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com


Pension Administratorfor LBA Retirement Plan Services, L.L.C.
in FL
401k Call Center Managerfor Citistreet - A State Street / Citigroup Company
in MA
Benefits Administratorfor Marsh Inc.
in NY

Subscribe to the Welfare Plans Edition, too (click)
Copyright 2000 BenefitsLink.com, Inc.

Feel free to forward this email to friends, colleagues or clients, if no fee is paid to you and the email is forwarded in its entirety. Thanks!

BenefitsLink is a trademark of BenefitsLink.com, Inc., published by Dave Baker with much help from Mary Hall and lots of friends.

To subscribe (free): visit https://benefitslink.com/newsletter - or the person desiring to subscribe can send an email to listmanager@postmastergeneral.com, with this as the subject of the email: subscribe BLretirement

We have an online archive of prior issues at
http://www.postmastergeneral.com/cgi-bin/archive.pl?list=BLretirement
BenefitsLink logo
DEPARTMENTS
BENEFITS SPEAKERS
Looking for a speaker for your benefits group? Want to throw your hat into the ring? Free.
_____________

BENEFITS CANDIDATES
Need personnel? It's like fishing in a barrel here.
_____________

BENEFITS JOBS
Need a benefits job? Sort the openings by their distance away from you.
_____________

BENEFITSBOARDS.NET
Exchange questions and tips with colleagues. Co-sponsored by us and several employee benefits organizations.
_____________

PROGRESSIONS
Promotions and new personnel in the employee benefits community.
_____________

Q&A COLUMNS
Experts field questions online, submitted by readers via email.
_____________

CONFERENCES
View by location, by sponsoring organization, or by date.
_____________

SOFTWARE
Largest listing of benefits software on the net: descriptions, downloads.
_____________

ADVERTISE
Ads are our sole source of support. No subscription fees!
_____________

CONTACT US
Questions?
Comments?
Suggestions?


Copyright 2000 BenefitsLink.com, Inc. All rights reserved. BenefitsLink is a trademark of BenefitsLink.com, Inc.