The 401(k) Plan Handbook / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135274255
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Jason
Julie Jason
Julie Jason is a personal money manager who began her career as a securities lawyer thirty years ago. She is principal of Jackson, Grant Investment Advisers, Inc., of Stamford, Connecticut, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Jackson, Grant serves conservative retirees who want to create retirement income. A proponent of investor protection, Ms. Jason writes and lectures on investment topics. Her award-winning weekly column, published in the Sunday business sections of the Stamford Advocate and the Greenwich Time, is in its tenth year of publication.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
About the Contributors
Ch. 1 Is a 401(k) or Other Retirement Plan Right for My Business? 3
Ch. 2 Key Considerations in Adopting a 401(k) Plan 19
Ch. 3 Design Issues in Practice: A Case Study 35
Ch. 4 What the Law Says About Investment Selection 61
Ch. 5 The Importance of a Strategic Approach to Investment Selection and Monitoring 77
Ch. 6 Issues Raised by Participant Choice of Investments: Fiduciary Issues, ERISA Section 404 (c) and Participant Education 85
Ch. 7 The Investment Lineup 101
Ch. 8 The Retirement Income Gap Analysis: A Tool for Focusing Employee Attention on Retirement Savings 115
Ch. 9 The Value Approach to Employee Education 126
Ch. 10 The Employer's Role in Retirement Distribution Planning 141
Ch. 11 The Estate Planner's Perspective on Distributions 154
Ch. 12 Strategic Issues Behind the Outsourcing Decision 167
Ch. 13 The Experience of Moving to Daily Pricing 198
Ch. 14 How Best to Manage Administration 204
Ch. 15 Using High-Technology Tools to Interact with Participants 211
Ch. 16 Who Are the Regulators: Department of Labor and the IRS 225
Ch. 17 Monitoring Procedures to Minimize Compliance and Litigation Problems 235
Ch. 18 How to Evaluate and Select a Vendor 249
Ch. 19 When to Call in a Consultant 257
Ch. 20 When to Call the Lawyers 267
Ch. 21 Special Issues for Small Companies and Tax-Exempt Organizations 296
App The Regulatory Environment 315
App The Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 - Summary of Pension Provisions of P.L. 104-188 316
App The 401(k) Regulations 329
App. Recommended References and Other Resources 359
Index 367
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