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Investors Seek Help With 401(k) Plans, Survey Finds

The majority of American workers accept responsibility for financing their own retirement and are relying primarily on their 401(k) to get them there, but many lack the confidence to effectively manage their retirement savings.

Participants taking command of retirement

61% say their 401(k) plan is their only or largest source of retirement savings, however the majority of respondents in a recent survey understand that they are primarily on their own for their retirement saving.

6 solutions to the retirement crisis

With social security projected to run out, many employees face a financial crisis as their retirement approaches. Here are 6 solutions to 6 major obstacles for retirement in America.

401K Fee Disclosure Deadline Extended

DOL extends deadline for providing annual comparative chart of investment alternatives in participant-directed individual account plans.

DOL changes timing of required employer 401(k) and 403(b) disclosures

The DOL grants employers a one-time delay for this year’s disclosure of annual investment-related information to plan participants and beneficiaries.

Retirement across America: Lessons learned

Four lessons to be learned on America’s retirement crisis.

Will U.S. workers ever be able to retire?

Despite the rebound in home prices and new all-time nominal highs in the stock market, many Americans are looking at an unpleasant retirement, if they even make it that far

Hottest retirement plan improvement in 2013?

Why many are looking at Roth 401(k) in-plan conversions.

Failure to Timely Allocate Forfeitures

Sponsors of 401(k) plans often fail to timely use or allocate forfeitures, thereby potentially disqualifying the plan.

IRS Raises 401(k) Contribution Limit

On Thursday October 18, 2012 the Internal Revenue Service(IRS) announced that effective January 1, 2013 employees will be able to contribute an additional $500 a year into their 401(k)s, tax free. The tax-free contribution limit for retirement plans will increase to $17,500 for 2013, up from $17,000 this year. This will be the second in … Continued

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