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April 23, 2014
American workers more physically than financially fit
The vast majority (84 percent), however, also believe that maintaining physical fitness is an investment in their financial future. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Illinois mayors call for police, fire pension reform
Mayors across the state of Illinois are urging legislators to overhaul police and fire pension plans to alleviate the financial burden on local governments. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Brokers say premiums are skyrocketing
Brokers say health insurance premiums are rising so sharply that, in some states, increases are in the triple-digits. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Credit card debt, credit score more embarrassing than age, weight
A poll finds that 37 percent of respondents were embarrassed to admit they had credit card debt and 30 percent were embarrassed to share their credit score. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Provider supply can stretch
Economists find flexible rules for assistants help avoid benefit-expansion-related shortages. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Top 10 best (and worst) jobs
If it’s excitement you want in a job, then the list of the Top 10 Best Jobs in the U.S. may not be the best place to starting looking. But if stability and consistency are what you desire, then the list should meet your job-hunting needs.... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
CEO comp stagnant in 2013
American CEOs weren’t reduced to clipping coupons in 2013. But activists who chronically complain about outrageous CEO compensation should be somewhat mollified by the second consecutive year of mediocre CEO comp increases.... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
Workers with DB plans more concerned about retirement
Workers who participate in defined benefit pension plans are more concerned about their retirement than those who are in defined contribution plans, according to research by Towers Watson.... Full Story
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April 23, 2014
DB plans offer benefits to both employer, employee
For some large companies, a defined benefits plan is a cost-effective way to provide additional rewards to some of their most valuable workers while allowing the employer to retire employees in an orderly manner, according to a new paper released by Towers Watson.... Full Story
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April 22, 2014
Docs frustrated with health care changes
Changes to the health care landscape — notably PPACA — are leaving doctors caught “between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the relationships they share with patients,” a Medscape survey of doctors finds. ... Full Story
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April 22, 2014
DB plans offer benefits to both employer, employee
For some large companies, a defined benefits plan is a cost-effective way to provide additional rewards to some of their most valuable workers while allowing the employer to retire employees in an orderly manner. ... Full Story
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April 22, 2014
PPACA utilization reports trickle out
New enrollees may be sick, but claims are just starting to come in. ... Full Story
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April 22, 2014
TDF investors more confident about investing
Sixty-seven percent of TDF investors said they are comfortable deciding how much to invest in their DC plan, compared to 52 percent of non-TDF investors. ... Full Story
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April 22, 2014
Oakland auditor warns of insolvency
Oakland's payments to the state pension system jumped from $37 million in 2003 to $89 million in 2012. ... Full Story
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April 22, 2014
Voluntary survey reveals missed opportunity
Sure, consumers increasingly say they want voluntary benefits. But most aren’t being offered at work, which is an important indicator for enrollment — and employee satisfaction.... Full Story
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April 22, 2014
States want Obama to fill regulator vacuum
State insurance regulators want the Obama administration to get more people who understand them into top posts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.... Full Story
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