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2012 Archives

Nov/Dec 2012

Communications Watch
Engaging young workers in the retirement planning process.
By Bob Benish
Compliance Watch
Monitoring other areas of plan administration.
By Ian Kopelman
Focus On Excellence
M. A. Mortenson Company celebrates the 50 years of their profit sharing plan.
By Annette Grabow
Investments
Or at least it better not be.
By Timothy H. Scherman
Plan Limits
The IRS released the 2013 retirement plan limits.
President's Page
Leading during a time of change.
By Bob Benish
Research
All key indicators show continued progress.
By Hattie Greenan
Signature Awards
This year’s entrants prove that plan education and communication is a priority for plan sponsors.
By Kara Clark
Washington Watch
Won’t get fooled again?
By Ed Ferrigno

Sept/Oct 2012

Administration
To avoid steep fines, make sure that clients are compliant with all DOL and IRS regulations.
By E. Thomas Foster Jr.
Communications Watch
How do we determine who is truly financially well?
By Bob Benish
Compliance Watch
Mostly overlooked and reduced to the smallest type legally permissible, disclaimers may someday save your case.
By Ian Kopelman
Investments
In an era when investment returns may be underwhelming but no less uncertain, it may be time to rethink asset allocation.
By Michael S. Falk
President's Page
David Wray will retire after PSCA’s 65th Annual National Conference this month.
By David Wray
Research
Key factors continue to show improvement.
By Hattie Greenan
Washington Watch
Another unfounded election year attack on DC plans.
By Ed Ferrigno

July/Aug 2012

Communications Watch
How plan sponsors frame numbers makes a difference.
By Bob Benish
Compliance Watch
An IPS is only as good as the fiduciary’s follow-through.
By Ian Kopelman
Focus On Excellence
How one plan sponsor created a seamless plan conversion for its participants.
By Matthew Sullivan
Investments
Analyzing target date fund glide paths.
By Cleo C. Chang
President's Page
It is in everyone’s interest to aggregate account balances as an employee changes jobs.
By David Wray
Research
403(b) plan sponsors continue to adapt to new regulations from the Department of Labor.
By Hattie Greenan
Washington Watch
What the future of retirement looks like if Romney were elected President.
By Ed Ferrigno
Compliance
Here’s what the problem can mean for plan sponsors and how to address it.
By Mark Sweatman

May/June 2012

Communications Watch
Reframing retirement in a new, positive way.
By Bob Benish
Compliance Watch
Court rules that plan fiduciaries breached their duties.
By Ian Kopelman
Focus On Excellence
How one plan sponsor succeeded.
By Allison Glass and Jon Novak
Investments
Plan sponsors’ efforts are paying off.
By Douglas Prince and Jeffrey Prince
President's Page
The target is expense payment, not income replacement.
By David Wray
Research
403(b) Plan Sponsors Continue to Make Changes to Their Plans
By Hattie Greenan
Washington Watch
However, that doesn’t mean we should relax.
By Ed Ferrigno

March/April 2012

Annual Review
PSCA opens the doors to a wider scope of members and activities.
By Kara Clark
Communications Watch
It’s time to shift the collective mindset.
By Bob Benish
Compliance Watch
Misclassified employees present a risk for plan sponsors.
By Ian Kopelman
Focus On Excellence
One plan sponsor’s commitment to improve overall financial health.
By Kara Clark
Investments
Assessing long-term value.
By Bob Batchelor and Edward Mooney
President's Page
How the new fee information for participants will affect the system.
By David Wray
Research
Focus is shifting to increasing deferral rates.
By Hattie Greenan
Washington Watch
Highlights of the year will be debt reduction and tax reform.
By Ed Ferrigno

Jan/Feb 2012

Communications Watch
A new three-legged stool for the new retirement reality.
By Bob Benish
Compliance Watch
Why plan sponsors should evaluate their policies.
By Ian Kopelman
Focus On Excellence
A participation success story.
By Aviva Yoffe
Investments
A guide for plan sponsors.
By Marcia J. Peters
President's Page
The year of the fee.
By David Wray
PSCA News
The new site has been designed with our members in mind.
By Bob Benish
Survey
Employers are restoring contributions to their plans while focusing on investments.
By Hattie Greenan
Washington Watch
A look at what’s in store for plan sponsors over the next year.
By Ed Ferrigno