defined contribution plans

New Accounting Standard Changes Reporting of Participant Loans for Defined Contribution Plans

It seems like we just finished the 2009 401(k) audits, but already we have changes that will affect the 2010 401(k) financial statements.  In September, 2010, FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2010-25 that will change how participant loans are … read more

Defined-Benefit Plans – Recent Report of Deficits

Lately I’ve run across several articles in the news that give a gloomy outlook for pension plans, including the State of Arizona’s Public-Pensions.  According to a recent report in the Arizona Republic, tightening budgets and poor investment performance have some … read more

Recent 401(k) Trends

With the recent volatility of the stock markets and overall economic decline, how many 401(k) participants are confident that the market will improve in the near future? MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division recently conducted a survey of 1,000 participants currently participating … read more

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