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July 31, 2015
Center for Retirement Research weighs in on Social Security report
Social Security reports shortfalls await — and Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College says the question is what Congress will do.... Full Story
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July 31, 2015
Consumer Reports ranks U.S. hospitals based on infection levels
Hospitals aren't anywhere near as clean and safe as they should be, according to an investigation by Consumer Reports.... Full Story
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July 31, 2015
DOL fiduciary rule opponents shift strategy
Congressional members are calling on the DOL to re-propose a new fiduciary regulation.... Full Story
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July 30, 2015
Corporate pension funding not expected to improve much
A hit to median pension funding levels is only partially offset by favorable returns on pension plan assets in 2014.... Full Story
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July 30, 2015
Wheaton College ends student health coverage to protest birth control mandate
Chicago-based Wheaton College becomes the latest religious institution to object to the PPACA's birth control mandate.... Full Story
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July 30, 2015
Consumers still don't understand HSAs and HRAs
Businesses and health professionals face an uphill battle in winning consumers over to HSAs and HRAs, according to a a recent Acclaris survey.... Full Story
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July 30, 2015
Employer matches can motivate retirement plan saving
On their own, retirement plan participants aren't doing so well at saving--but employer matching can act as a motivator.... Full Story
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July 30, 2015
Millennials choose — annuities?
Millennials are distrustful of traditional saving options, including IRAs and 401(k)s--here's what they're choosing to invest in instead.... Full Story
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July 30, 2015
Financial plan competition — call for sponsors
The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) has started its annual drive for sponsorship of their National Financial Plan Competition scheduled for April 2016 in Charlotte, NC. This annual competition features college undergrads in financial services curriculum in their quest to produce a winning financial plan.... Full Story
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July 30, 2015
More Americans carrying debt into retirement
Older generations are carrying debt into retirement--80 percent of baby boomers, for example, are carrying debt into retirement. Here's how the generations break down.... Full Story
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July 30, 2015
IUL product sales on the upswing
Consumers are turning their attention to indexed universal life products, according to a new Milliman survey.... Full Story
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July 30, 2015
Loans up, stock allocations too high in retirement plans
Bad news: 401(k) loans are getting bigger and baby boomers are putting too much money into stocks. That’s according to Fidelity Investments’ analysis of 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts (IRAs).... Full Story
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July 29, 2015
PBGC proposes limiting filing waivers for underfunded plans
A PBGC waiver resulted in critical information going unreported since the pension-smoothing provisions of MAP-21 and HATFA were enacted--a new proposal aims to fix that.... Full Story
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July 29, 2015
Health care spending to increase moderately
Expanded insurance coverage, population aging and an improved economy to drive projected increase, CMS says.... Full Story
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July 29, 2015
Pension health varies
Pension obligations remain an onerous burden for the worst-funded municipalities.... Full Story
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July 29, 2015
UnitedHealthcare recognizes wellness plan winners
For the seventh year, UnitedHealthcare has released its list of Well Deserved Award winners (and honorable mentions).... Full Story
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