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Betamax, Edsel, New Coke and … now MyRA Joins An Elite Class of Marketing Failures

07/31/2017
By Jack Towarnicky

When announced in the 2014 State of the Union, and launched less than three years ago in December 2014, the “My Retirement Account” or “MyRA” was touted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Simple, Safe, and Affordable.  The announcement promised “… a new retirement savings account for individuals looking for a simple, safe, and affordable way to start saving. Read More >>


“There You Go Again”

07/21/2017
By Jack Towarnicky

It has been 48 years since Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon.  What a great example.  We should be “reaching for the stars” in all we do.  

However, we still have so-called economic experts who want to repeat or expand on past mistakes and failures. Read More >>


PSCA Celebrates Independence

07/02/2015
By Tony Verheyen

This Saturday, July 4th our Nation observes the passing of another year of Independence. 

Images of American flags, fireworks, parades, and family barbeques – symbols that bind us to our Nation’s past, present, and future – will be abundant. 

As we reflect on the gift of Independence, it is important to consider the following excerpt from the United States Constitution: 

“We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they
derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Read More >>


A View from the Road: Washington, D.C. Fly-In

06/19/2015
By Tony Verheyen

In mid-June, PSCA members went to Capitol Hill to meet with key staff members of the Senate HELP Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and House Education & Workforce Committee.

The staff members repeatedly complimented PSCA for its leadership throughout the years and objective voice on behalf of plan sponsors in their communities. Read More >>


A View from the Road: Charleston City Event Symposium

05/07/2015
By Tony Verheyen

On May 7, PSCA led a City Event Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Representatives from 22 organizations and representatives of two U.S. Congressmen attended the event held at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Historic Downtown Charleston. 

Plan Sponsor attendees gained valuable insight from presenters, panelists and other attendees, as presenters and panelists addressed timely and relevant topics. Read More >>


A View from the Road: Omaha City Event Symposium

04/23/2015
By Tony Verheyen

On April 23, PSCA led a City Event Symposium in Omaha, Nebraska. 

26 Representatives from 21 organizations attended the event; held at the headquarters of Kutak Rock, LLP, a national legal practice with offices in 17 cities and a nationally-renowned ERISA practice. Read More >>


A View from the Road: Charlotte and Milwaukee City Event Symposiums

03/11/2015
By Tony Verheyen

In March, PSCA led successful City Event Symposiums in Charlotte and Milwaukee.The purpose of the City Event Symposium Series is to: 
(1) provide relevant continuing education opportunities for DC Plan Sponsors; 
(2) connect with potential members and existing members at a local level; and 
(3) solidify a member-driven, grass roots initiative that can be replicated in cities around the country in the years to come. Read More >>


PSCA is Thankful for Plan Sponsors

11/26/2014
By Nevin Adams

Tomorrow, when the Benish family sits around the Thanksgiving table and we share what we are thankful for, I am going to thank plan sponsors. I want to thank them for giving us, and millions of other Americans a strong, successful employer-sponsored retirement system. Read More >>


No Fooling, your retirement may be in better shape than you think!

04/01/2014
By Nevin Adams

Despite the histrionics of media stories and self-serving comments, Americans are actively saving and saving more for their retirement than ever before. According to PSCA's 56th Annual Survey, the average account balance for profit sharing/401(k) plans is $98,418.   According to ICI the average balance for participants in their 60s with at least 30 years of tenure with the same employer was $208,892. Read More >>


403(b) Plan Survey Results Show That Plan Sponsors' Work is Paying Off

05/22/2013
By Nevin Adams

Do you sometimes feel that you are unappreciated? That the work that you do every day is seldom noticed and your efforts are not making a real impact? Sadly, this feeling is shared by many plan sponsors who have worked tirelessly for the past decades to get people to join their retirement savings plans. Read More >>


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