August 2010 Volume 2, Issue 8
Aon Consulting is helping you respond to change in 2010. In addition to the great thought leadership below, check out our Focused website, www.aon.com/focused, to view the latest trends in human capital management.
- 2010 Benefits Survey: Navigating Risk and Change
For the fifth consecutive year, Aon Consulting has surveyed more than 1,000 employers across the United States to examine their benefit programs. The results of this year’s study provide a view of the strategies and tactics organizations are employing to navigate risk and change.
- The "Captivation" of Employee Benefits: How Captives Can Reduce Costs and Enterprise Risk
The use of captives has steadily increased over the past several years—and the list of potential applications keeps growing. During the past decade, many employers have reinsured their employee benefit plans through captives, mainly to reduce or control the costs of managing risk. This article provides a thorough background on captives and their importance in the parent’s overall enterprise risk management strategy.
- Deferred Compensation in a Rising Tax Environment
An analysis of the relative advantage of deferral under multiple tax return and timing scenarios, examiningthe impact of changing tax rates on nonqualified deferred compensation plans, the impact on plan sponsors, and the steps employers should take to educate their employees.
- One Year Later: Reinstating Your 401(k) Match
As the economy emerges from the doldrums, many comparies are reinstating their 401(k) matching contributions -- either to their prior levels or some other level. While this seems like a simple, well-intentioned change, it could bring with it some issues. Here's what to watch out for.
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