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July 9, 2014
Advisors want more Social Security help
Over 60 percent of advisors who provide clients with Social Security scenarios or recommend specific strategies said they were willing to pay a fee for that support. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
Thousands still lack PPACA coverage
Just because consumers are paying for health care coverage though the exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act doesn’t mean they’re actually getting coverage.... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
On their way out? 401(k) revenue-sharing deals
About 13 percent of plans had no form of revenue sharing whatsoever last year, a figure that most expect will only grow. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
GAO finds plenty to fix in Form 5500
The GAO thinks the form could provide more plan clarity and improve how service provider fee information is disclosed. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
4 ways to empower your HR talent process
Most companies are still in survival mode with respect to talent acquisition and development. Here are four guidelines for improving the corporate talent process, from consulting firm CED. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
MassMutual, BlackRock offer new managed option
MassMutual and BlackRock have teamed to offer 401(k) plans managed advisory services at what they said is a fraction of typical costs. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
PBGC places moratorium on shutdown rule
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. said its moratorium on the enforcement of 4062(e) regulation cases would last until the end of the year. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
States with the highest voluntary sales
If you want to think big — in terms of voluntary sales, that is — you might want to move to Texas or Florida.... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
Engagement is key to cloud-based benefits
The 2013 move by Thomsons Online Benefits to open an office in Burlingame, California, was not just a case of an overseas company trying to muscle in on the U.S. market. Thomsons, a London-based company that provides benefits software to companies around the world, already had big U.S. clients: Cisco, Microsoft, Starbucks, and UnitedHealth Group.... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
Health care doing more to prep workforce for retirement
The not-for-profit health care industry is boosting automatic deferral rates and taking other steps to better help its employees prepare for retirement, according to a survey by the American Hospital Association and Transamerica Retirement Solutions. ... Full Story
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July 8, 2014
Top 5 broker concerns
Aflac’s Workforces Report for Brokers confirms what many in the industry have been hearing all along: It hasn’t been an easy road for brokers. ... Full Story
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July 8, 2014
Workers want to stay on employer plans
Employees are concerned about being shuffled off onto the exchanges. ... Full Story
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July 8, 2014
Pension bonds draw debt-laden governments
Pension Obligation Bonds that matured at the end of 2007 have fared fine. The story is much different for those that came to maturity two years later. ... Full Story
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July 8, 2014
Is fervor for alts slowing?
Last year saw the strongest asset flows into the alternative investments category and the largest number of fund launches on record, though the alt fervor may be slowing, according to a survey by Morningstar and Barron’s. ... Full Story
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July 8, 2014
Missouri RIA fined for failing to disclose conflicts
The Securities and Exchange Commission says employees of the firm provided brokerage and advisory services as both registered representatives and investment adviser representatives of a dually registered broker-dealer and investment adviser. ... Full Story
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July 8, 2014
Improved economy changing benefit plans
More than half (57 percent) of respondents “wouldn’t consider the idea” of moving their employees from a company sponsored plan to a public exchange. ... Full Story
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