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Defined Contribution Insights

Fall 2018

Preparation is key — steps employers can take before disaster strikes.
By Jay Kirschbaum and Jack Towarnicky
403(b) Plans
Organizations continue to add plan design features to help improve participant outcomes.
By Hattie Greenan
The reality of healthcare costs in retirement and what employers can do to help.
By Karin Rettger and Pat Jarrett
A twist on the target-date fund approach.
By Ron Surz and Jack Towarnicky
Leadership Letter
Retaining assets in your employer’s plan upon retirement may provide the best protections in retirement.
By Jack Towarnicky
President's Page
Consideration of Environmental, Social, and Governance factors can enhance a DC plan’s investment lineup.
By Robert E. Pike and Matthew W. Sherwood
New survey from PSCA demonstrates NQDC plans are key components of competitive benefits packages.
By Hattie Greenan
Retirement Read(y)
Hint: It’s not avocado toast.
By Nevin Adams
Washington Watch
Lawsuits against 403(b) plan sponsors are dismissed.
By Diana McDonald, David Levine, and Brigen Winters

Summer 2018

Can sponsors use an automatic enrollment feature common in 401(k) plans to boost participation in HSAs?
Buyers guide for plan sponsors of defined contribution retirement plans.
Leadership Letter
What are “best practices,” and should you adopt them?
Signature Awards
Winners were announced at PSCA’s 71st Annual Conference in May.
Washington Watch
What are the possible impacts for subjecting tax regulations to OIRA review?

Spring 2018

403(b) Plans
A summary of the results of PSCA’s latest snapshot survey.
HSA experts explain the ten most misunderstood Health Savings Account facts.
Part 2: Considerations of Offering Retirement Income Solutions in the Plan
Leadership Letter
It is possible one very important default decision may have slipped past you.
Data shows increases in participation rate, Roth availability, use of automatic features.
Retirement Readiness
Focus groups with pre-retirees and retirees provides unique insight into retiree behavior.
Washington Watch
An update on legislation to address missing participants and on the RESA act.