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Winter 2014

Communications Watch
How do you determine ROI on your participant education programs?
By Bob Benish
Compliance Watch
A list of deadlines throughout the year to keep your plan in compliance.
Investments
An overview of six investment trends.
By Lynda Sanderson
403(b) Plans
403(b) plan sponsors consider it their responsibility to help their employees save for retirement.
By Hattie Greenan
President's Page
Ten suggested plan goals for 2015.
By Bob Benish
PSCA News
PSCA’s new chair and new members were elected at the National Conference in September.
Research
Slow and steady wins the race.
By Hattie Greenan
Retirement Readiness
Overcoming the challenges of longevity, consumerism, and debt to increase Americans’ ability to retire.
By Stig Nybo

Fall 2014

Compliance Watch
An overview of the impact of mergers and acquisitions on retirement plans.
By Richard McHugh
Education
PSCA provides two 401(k) day themes to choose from this year.
Education
“Wonderful…interesting…great ideas!” “By far the best presentations I’ve ever seen at a PSCA conference.” — Sample quotes from PSCA’s 67th Annual National Conference attendees.
Financial Wellness
Retirement as a journey, not an end.
By Mark Singer
Administration
The DOL provides specific search requirements and recommended distribution options to missing participants in terminated defined contribution plans.
By Jeffrey R. Capwell and Felicia L. Mitchell
President's Page
Times change, people change, organizations must change too.
By Bob Benish
Signature Awards
The winners were announced at PSCA’s 67th Annual National Conference in September 2014.
Washington Watch
Participants can save up to $18,000 of annual compensation in their DC plans.

Summer 2014

403(b) Plans
Help employees help themselves.
By Aaron Friedman
Communication
Driving employee engagement through game play.
By Jillian Verspyk
Compliance Watch
Summary and Impact of the June Dudenhoeffer v. Fifth Third Bancorp decision.
By James P. McElligott Jr. and Jeffrey R. Capwell
Investments
Evaluating asset allocation strategies.
By Massi De Santis
President's Page
How do we help employees with their pre-retirement training program?
By Bob Benish
Strategy Spotlight
Seven questions for plan sponsors.
By Stacy L. Schaus
403(b) Plans
Among many improvements in plan design, non-profit organizations are reducing the number of investment options offered.
By Hattie Greenan
Washington Watch
Ed Ferrigno takes a look back at 16 years of service to PSCA.
By Ed Ferrigno