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  • Press Release
    Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc. and Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: WW) today announced that Jupiter Saturn Holding Company (“Jupiter Saturn”), the new entity formed as part of the merger process between Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt, filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Newsletter
    Portfolio selections and investment returns play an important role in accumulating wealth. Studies have established that many workers need to allocate their assets more wisely, particularly participants in defined contribution (DC) retirement plans. Measures are being proposed or are under way to encourage better informed, smarter and more effective investment.
  • Article
    Authors Steven Nyce and Sylvester Schieber conclude that if we expand health insurance coverage without controlling costs, we have the potential to soak up future wage growth and crowd out retirement benefits.
  • Newsletter
    For many workers, defined contribution (DC) plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are their main savings vehicles. This trend gives employees greater responsibility for accumulating sufficient wealth to see them through retirement. Are workers, especially those approaching the end of their working career, saving enough? An analysis of account balances for near-retirees suggests widespread financial unreadiness for retirement looming, even before the stock and housing markets tumbled.
  • Newsletter
    From 2008 to 2009, the number of Fortune 1000 firms sponsoring a frozen defined benefit (DB) pension plan increased by 4 percent. The freeze rate has remained relatively constant over the last two years, as plan sponsors continue to seek ways to lower expenses, especially in the current economic downturn.
  • Newsletter
    Despite best intentions, it can be difficult to get sales incentive plans completed and rolled out in time for the new fiscal year. But revisiting your sales strategy and incentive plans regularly is imperative, and keeping a realistic timeline for redesign is key.
  • Press Release
    Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc. and Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: WW) today announced that their respective Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt will combine in a merger of equals to form a new, publicly listed company called Towers Watson & Co.
  • Newsletter
    The recently released annual reports from the trustees on the financial state of Social Security and Medicare show the current deep recession is taking a toll on the financing of both programs. The adverse consequences will occur in the short run — as outlays rise somewhat and, more significantly, revenues from payroll taxes fall — and in the long run, as the trust funds are smaller than expected. While the unsustainability of Medicare — caused mainly by rapidly rising health care costs — has been well known for some time, the imminent likely cash flow shortfall in Social Security’s finances is a more surprising and possibly more important development.
  • Client Story
    Towers Watson's BenefitConnect system reduced Alliance Data's costs and enhanced call-center service.
  • Client Story
    Named to Forbes’ Global 2000 list of the world’s largest companies and recognized by Fortune as one of “America’s Most Admired Companies,” Avnet, Inc., generated revenues of $17.95 billion in 2008. One key driver of Avnet’s success: its global employee engagement survey.
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