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The BenefitsLink Newsletter -
Retirement Plans Edition

November 1, 2000

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Tim Younkin's Top Ten Links on 401(k) Fees

401(k) Options Increase-- Equity Index & Large Cap Most Popular Funds
Excerpt: "The average number of investment options offered in 401(k) plans jumped from 9.7 in 1999 to 12.4 in 2000, preliminary results from the BARRA RogersCasey/IOMA Defined Contribution Survey, 2000 reveals." (IOMA's Managing 401(k) Plans)

Where Did the 401(k) Plan Come From?
(Ted Benna, on 401Kafe.com)

Opinion: Social Security Showdown-- Bush Is Serious, Gore Is Scaring People
(Wall Street Journal)

Bush Returns Fire Over Plan for Social Security Overhaul
(New York Times; free registration required)

(Following also appears in Welfare Plans Edition)

Selected Agencies' Use of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software for Human Resource Functions
Excerpt: "DOD, GSA, HHS/CDC, Labor, and VA all have efforts underway to use [Commercial Off-The-Shelf] systems and applications to improve their HR functions. Quantifiable benefits expected included requiring fewer employees to perform HR functions, reducing manager time for transactions and data analysis, eliminating duplicative or multiple systems, and implementing self-service HR functions, such as employee changes to health and life insurance benefits ..." (General Accounting Office)

Summary Of Provisions In The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2000 In Conference Agreement for H.R. 2614
Excerpt: "This document, prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, contains a summary of the provisions in H.R. 5542, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 2000. The provisions of H.R. 5542 have been incorporated by reference in the conference agreement for H.R. 2614, the Certified Development Company Program Improvements Act of 2000." (Joint Committee on Taxation)

Job Openings Newly Posted or Reposted on EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com

Qualified Retirement Plans Managerfor Arthur Andersen, Human Capital Services
in CA, CO, CT, DC, GA
Defined Contribution Plan Administratorfor The Ross Companies
in NY
Benefits Managerfor Leading High-Tech company
in UT
Account Manager Sales/Service eCommercefor ClearBenefits.com, Inc.
in CA
Employee Benefits Tax Managerfor Deloitte & Touche, a Professional Services Firm
in IL
Employee Benefit Tax Consultantfor Deloitte & Touche, a Professional Services Firm
in IL
401(k) administratorfor Pension Analysis Bureau, Inc.
in TX
Health and Welfare Specialistfor Northern Trust Retirement Consulting
in GA
Associate Consultant - Chicago - (2 openings available)for Howard Johnson & Company - a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch
in IL
Assistant Consultant - Chicago Ill - (2 openings available)for Howard Johnson & Company - a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch
in IL
Human Resource Counselfor Paralyzed Veterans of America
in DC

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