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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

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