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2016 Archives

Fall 2016

403(b) Plans
Both employers and employees are contributing more to their plans.
By Hattie Greenan
Compliance
An overview of defined contribution plan fiduciary types.
By Stephen Abramson
Events
City Events have turned into “Listening Sessions.”
By Tony Verheyen
Investments
Considerations regarding money market funds and stable value funds in your DC plan investment lineup.
By Robert E. Pike
Leadership Letter
Employers have done more to further the retirement security of Americans than anyone.
By Tony Verheyen
Plan Design
Helping employees deal with other financial stressors can help them save for retirement.
By Tony Aguilar
Research
PSCA asks members if they are responding to the perceived problem of student loan debt impacting retirement plan savings.
By Hattie Greenan
Washington Watch
Expanding the scope of the Saver’s Credit is good for the nation.
By Tony Verheyen

Summer 2016

President's Page
A guide to the different plan fee pricing models and the steps to take to ensure fees are reasonable.
By Jean Martone
Investments
ESG funds in your 401(k) plan can help increase millennial participation.
By Paul R. Ainslie, Robert E. Pike, and Matthew W. Sherwood
Leadership Letter
Will we let DC plans start down the path of the dinosaur?
By Tony Verheyen
Plan Design
Higher turnover in the job-market is resulting in an increased number of small retirement plan balances
By Terry Dunne
Signature Awards
Winners were announced at PSCA’s Annual Conference in May.

Spring 2016

Compliance Watch
New SEC rules are an opportunity for plan sponsors to practice good due diligence.
By Robert E. Pike
Leadership Letter
What impact does political party affiliation have on plan design?
By Tony Verheyen and Steve McCaffrey
Events
PSCA continues to bring conferences to a city near you with 15 events scheduled in 2016.
By Tony Verheyen
Washington Watch
Developing a prudent process is key.
By Rich McHugh
Plan Design
It may be time to update your plan loan program.
By Jack Towarnicky
Member Profile
Davidson's new book will bring financial education to the people who need it most.
By Tobi Davis
Investments
A prudent process for selecting and evaluating your retirement plan's target-date fund.
By Ashley diMayorca and Kathryn Spica