Chapter 1: The Importance of the 401(k) Plan.
Baby Boomers Have Reached Retirement Age.
People are Spending More Years in Retirement.
Expenses in Retirement Are Increasing.
The Shift from DB to DC.
Chapter 2: The Role of the Employer.
Why Do Employers Sponsor 401(k) Plans?
What Roles Do Employers Play?
Chapter 3: Measuring Retirement Readiness.
Improving Retirement Readiness.
Chapter 4: Establishing a 401(k) Plan.
How a 401k) Plan Works.
Establishing Plan Objectives.
Benchmarking Plan Design Features.
Segregation of Plan Assets.
Using Plan Assets to Pay Expenses.
Chapter 5: Plan Governance and Fiduciary Issues.
Who Is a Plan Fiduciary?
Basic Fiduciary Duties.
Allocating or Delegating Fiduciary Responsibility.
The Prohibited Transactions Rule.
Exemptions from Prohibited Transaction Rules.
Establishing Roles and Responsibilities.
Chapter 6: Protecting Yourself as a Fiduciary.
The Impact of Enron Litigation.
Consequences of a Breach of Fiduciary Duty.
The Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP).
Fidelity Bonds vs. Fiduciary Liability Insurance.
Chapter 7: Establishing and Managing Plan Investments.
The Investment Policy Statement for a Participant-Directed Plan.
The Investment Menu.
Selection of Investments and Managers.
Complying with Section 404(c).
Employer Stock in 401(k) Plans.
Default Investment Option and Mapping.
Advice and Education for Plan Participants.
Brokerage Accounts and Mutual Fund Windows.
Socially Responsible Investing.
Chapter 8: Managing Your Plan's Operations.
Monitoring Your Service Provider.
Collecting and Using Vendor Metrics.
Service Agreements and Standards.
Chapter 9: Design and Management of Distribution Options.
Nondiscrimination Testing Failures and Regulatory Limitations.
Forms of Distributions.
Optional Design Features.
Chapter 10: How Business Transactions Affect 401(k) Plans.
Why It Matters.
Business Mergers and Acquisitions.
Divestitures and Downsizing.
Options for Distressed Organizations.
Chapter 11: Financial Communication and Education for Participants.
Why Do You Offer a 401(K) Plan?
The Implementation Plan.
Branding your Program.
Managing Vendor Communications.
Three Times…Three Ways.
Chapter 12: Helping Participants Manage Their Retirement Income.
In Plan or Out?
Risks of Managing Retirement Income.
Retirement Income Product Types.
Additional Product Features.