As the financial crisis continues, employers are beginning to take action with regards to their pension or 401(k) plans, according to the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

“Six months ago, many retirement plan sponsors reported that they were ‘taking the long view’ of the situation,” said Sally Natchek, senior director of research at the foundation. “Now, employers seem to view the crisis as more severe. There’s been a jump in the number makingchanges to their offerings, categories of employees covered, asset allocations and employer matches.”

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