Top of Mind


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Sep 2016

Trends that Matter

In our most recent issue of Trends that Matter, increased participant attention toward retirement plans and increased communication campaign sophistication were front and center.  Though those trends remain current, others have emerged that should be at the Top of Mind of plan sponsors, as foll…

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30

Aug 2016

Tools You Can Use: Business of Benefits

Welcome once again to one of my recurring features of Top of Mind, known as Tools You Can Use. In the first few issues, we took a look at the news aggregation services such as The Morning Pulse, NewsDash, and BenefitsLink. But what about blogs? I hope that you enjoy the Top of Mind blog, but I know …

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27

Jul 2016

Will You Use a Retirement Plan Smartphone App?

At the 2016 Plan Sponsor National Conference that I recently attended, an industry CEO made a statement that was rather surprising to me. He said that people have a lot of apps on their smartphone, but don’t use many, and to expect them to utilize an app for their retirement plan is “simply not goin…

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20

Jul 2016

Are 457(f) Plans Back from the Dead?

In an informative recent article by my colleague Earle Allen, he noted that private nonprofit executives receive the short end of the stick when it comes to deferred compensation, at least when compared to their for-profit counterparts. (Note:  public and church plans generally encounter less o…

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08

Jul 2016

Ask the Experts: Behind the Scenes

In one of the initial Top of Mind posts from last year, I discussed my work with the PLANSPONSOR Ask the Experts column and promised that in future blog entries I would: a) spend some time on questions from the column that are of particular interest, and b) provide behind-the-scenes insight into wri…

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