Private Pensions: GAO Survey of 401(k) Plan Sponsor Practices (GAO-08-870SP, July 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-774
Read the Full Report Private Pensions: Fulfilling Fiduciary Duties Can Present Challenges for 401(k) Plan Sponsors (GAO-08-774)
American workers are increasingly reliant on 401(k) plans for their retirement security,
and sponsors of 401(k) plans have critical obligations under the Employment
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). To administer these plans,
the sponsor—typically the employer offering the 401(k) plan—selects plan
features and other characteristics, including the types of investment
options offered to participants. To learn more about how sponsors
select plan features and oversee plan operations, we conducted a
Web-based survey of sponsors in coordination with Plansponsor Magazine (Plansponsor).
This e-supplement presents results from our survey and includes a summary of
respondent views on proposed legislative changes to 401(k) requirements.
How to View The Surveys
How to View the Responses for Each Question
How to Return to a Page That You Previously Visited
How to Make the Font Larger on Your Screen
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