Balancing Risk, Reward in Your Post-Enron 401(k) Plan
Washington Post (01/27/02) p.A16; Crenshaw, Albert B.

In the wake of the Enron debacle, the Labor Department, the White House, and Congress are working on proposals to fix the 401(k) plan system. But the risk in a 401(k) plan is not something that can simply be removed. From the standpoint of an employer, the whole point of the 401(k) is the ability to shift the investment risk from the company, which bears the risk in a traditional pension plan, to the worker.

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