There's good news, bad news

Barney, Lee
February 2011
Employee Benefit News;Feb2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p36
The article presents a survey obtained by Principal Financial on the increase in contributions to 401 (k) plans with 1,159 employees and 529 retirees concerned on the future of their retirement in the U.S. It notes on the growing problem of Social Security where less workers are depending their future on the system and are looking for other options by setting money in defined benefit plans. Moreover, there is good news in terms of contributions and matches with the typical 401 (k) plan.


Related Articles

  • Participant Retirement Savings Rebounded from Recession. Moore, Rebecca // Plan Advisor News;2014, p97 

    The article reports on a study by the Principal Financial Group Inc. which reveals that the participant retirement savings have rebounded from the 2009 recession. It indicates that the average 401(k) account balances have increased 93% since the financial crises. The study also reveals a...

  • Principal Financial Group Rolling Out Enhanced Alliance Program With Nation's CPAs.  // Insurance Advocate;8/11/2001, Vol. 112 Issue 31, p38 

    Focuses on the alliance program of Principal Financial Group company for accountants involved in retirement and 401(k) planning. Services offered in the program; Goal of the program; Components of the program.

  • Principal -- The Understated, Quiet 401 (k) Provider. Barney, Lee // Money Management Executive;3/1/2004, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p8 

    Presents an interview with Larry Zimpleman, of the Principal Financial Group. Discussion on issues faced by 401(k)s; Plans to increase the growth of his firm; Aspects related to its becoming a publicaly traded company; Focus on the fidelity issue; Importance of the corporate governance;...

  • Hot off the Presses.  // Plan Adviser;Feb2014, p14 

    The article offers information on several retirement planning tools and products launched by retirement plan sponsors including the 401Katalyst from Millenial Advisory Group, Principal SERP Select plan from Principal Financial Group and the Retirement Services Recordkeeping Platform from Sapiens...

  • ASAE Partners with The Principal Financial Group on 401(k) Plans for Members.  // Association Management;Nov2000, Vol. 52 Issue 11, p130 

    Reports on the partnership of the American Society of Association Executives with The Principal Financial Group to develop 401(k) plans for member associations. Percentage of growing businesses that do not offer a retirement plan to employees; Benefits of the Impact401k plan to associations.

  • Workers Worry….  // Journal of Financial Planning;May2001, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p25 

    This article discusses a survey commissioned by the Principal Financial Group, on the financial worries of workers at small and mid-sized businesses as of May 2001. It was found that 74 percent are very concerned about their financial future but only 21 percent believe their employer shares...

  • For a better 401(k) plan, just add some inertia and a dose of procrastination. Booe, Martin // Workforce Management;Oct2004, Vol. 83 Issue 10, p88 

    Discusses the innovations in the way 401(K) plans are administered by employers and providers. Information on the Save More Tomorrow plan developed by behavioral economists Richard Thaler and Shlomo Benartzi; Percentage of employees who are not saving adequately for retirement; Overview of the...

  • Principal Picked to Provide 401(k) Services. Willcox, Kathleen // Investment Management Weekly;4/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 15, p2 

    Reports the appointment of Principal Financial Group to provide 401(k) plan services to the Kansas City Royals Corp.

  • 401(k) Match a Big Motivator. Barney, Lee // American Banker;12/7/2010, Vol. 175 Issue 187, p7 

    The article discusses a study by the financial services company Principal regarding the correlation that exists between the amount of money that a company contributes to an employee's 401(k) plan and the amount of money contributed to the plan by the employee.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics