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  • DB Pension, 401(K), or Cash Balance? The Case of CalSTRS
    DB Pension, 401(K), or Cash Balance? The Case of CalSTRS Recent studies have suggested that teachers would be better off with DC or Cash Balance plans than with DB. Detailed data from CalSTRS ...

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    • Authors: William B Fornia, Nari Rhee
    • Date: Jul 2018
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; Professional Values>Public interest representation
    • Publication Name: In The Public Interest
    • Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Defined benefit plans; Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans; Pensions & Retirement>Public sector plans; Public Policy; Public Policy
  • The Actuarial Profession in the News
    The Actuarial Profession in the News Highlights of recent media contributions by actuaries. ;; Defined contribution plans=DC plans=401(k) plans; Retirement income; Retirement planning; Phased ...

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries
    • Date: Feb 2013
    • Competency: Communication>Persuasive communication
    • Publication Name: The Actuary Magazine
    • Topics: Enterprise Risk Management>Risk measurement - ERM; Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans; Pensions & Retirement>Funding
  • SECURE Act 2019- A world of opportunities for annuity carriers
    SECURE Act 2019- A world of opportunities for annuity carriers This article discusses the opportunity for annuity carriers created by the SECURE Act to distribute annuities through Employer ...

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    • Authors: Ian Michael Laverty
    • Date: Apr 2020
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge; Strategic Insight and Integration
    • Publication Name: Product Matters!
    • Topics: Annuities; Annuities>Individual annuities; Pensions & Retirement; Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans
  • Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Retirement
    Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Retirement This article illustrates how today’s retirement system tools have potential to achieve financially secure retirement and lists options for system ...

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    • Authors: Zenaida Samaniego
    • Date: May 2018
    • Competency: Results-Oriented Solutions>Actionable recommendations; Results-Oriented Solutions>Assess decision effectiveness
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investments; Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans; Public Policy; Public Policy; Social Insurance
  • Employers Should Consider a Single Plan Document
    Employers Should Consider a Single Plan Document An “eligible combined plan”allows the promise, funding and delivery of both pension benefits funded by the employer and salary deferrals funded by ...

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    • Authors: Barry Kozak
    • Date: May 2018
    • Competency: Communication>Persuasive communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions
    • Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Corporate plans; Pensions & Retirement>Defined benefit plans; Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans; Pensions & Retirement>Plan design
  • A Twist on DC Plan Design—Supports Lower Paid and Higher Paid Employees
    A Twist on DC Plan Design—Supports Lower Paid and Higher Paid Employees A DC plan design information that could align with organizational goals allowing for benefits for both higher and lower ...

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    • Authors: Ruth Schau
    • Date: Jul 2020
    • Competency: Results-Oriented Solutions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving
    • Publication Name: Retirement Section News
    • Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans
  • The Changing Retirement Business
    The Changing Retirement Business The editorial provides an overview of articles in this issue that explore and illustrate solutions to current retirement challenges. Pension finance;Phased ...

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    • Authors: Alan Cooke
    • Date: Aug 2015
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; Professional Values>Public interest representation; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management
    • Publication Name: The Actuary Magazine
    • Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Defined benefit plans; Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans; Pensions & Retirement>Pension finance
  • A Workable Approach to Lifetime Income in DC Plans
    A Workable Approach to Lifetime Income in DC Plans This article offers insights about the United Technologies Corporation lifetime income approach and information on the design, administration ...

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    • Authors: Kevin T Hanney
    • Date: May 2018
    • Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions
    • Publication Name: Retirement Section News
    • Topics: Finance & Investments>Investment policy; Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans; Pensions & Retirement>Risk management
  • Stable Value: Is There Really a Problem?
    Stable Value: Is There Really a Problem? The article reviews recent investment performance of stable value compared to other low risk alternatives, discusses current criticisms of the option, and ...

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    • Authors: Paul Donahue
    • Date: Mar 2013
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition
    • Publication Name: Risks & Rewards
    • Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans; Pensions & Retirement>Retirement risks
  • Building Better Defined Contribution Plans and the Need for a Quantitative Evaluation Framework
    Building Better Defined Contribution Plans and the Need for a Quantitative Evaluation Framework Defined contribution plans need to do more than simply offer participants a menu of investment ...

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    • Authors: Joseph A Tomlinson
    • Date: Jan 2014
    • Competency: Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Pension Section News
    • Topics: Pensions & Retirement>Defined contribution and 401k plans