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October 22, 2014
Americans lose billions in benefits by not taking PTO
U.S. employees who left 11-15 days unused are less likely to receive a raise or bonus than those who used all of their vacation days. ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Americans ready to shop Amazon for insurance
Consumers are at the point where they are almost as likely to trust a large retailer as they are an insurance company. ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Labor, business urge Congress to act on MEPs
The partnership says its proposals give “plan trustees the tools they need to survive and thrive, it also protects taxpayers by avoiding a costly bailout.” ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
NAIC, Amy Grant offer advice to ‘Sandwich Generation’
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has recruited performer Amy Grant in a campaign aimed at offering advice to members of this financially undernourished generation.... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Carriers drop millions to stop rate regulation
Large carriers are pouring millions into a campaign to thwart Proposition 45, a proposal backed by the California insurance commissioner that would create a powerful oversight on rate increases.... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Boomers in the dark over fees
Nearly half of the more than 1,100 full-time employed investors surveyed said they believe they do not pay any fees. ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
MassMutual grows MEP business
MassMutual Retirement Services is aggressively targeting the multiemployer plan market, having added 50 new MEP sponsors and $4 billion in assets since 2012. ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7%
The COLA increase amounts to about $20 a month for the typical Social Security recipient. The average monthly payment today is $1,192.... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Smoking takes major toll on California’s productivity
Smoking cost California more than $18 billion in 2009, and was responsible for more than one in seven deaths in the state, more than from AIDS, influenza, diabetes or many other causes.... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
States go to great lengths to skirt EHB mandate
A new report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discovered “significant state variation in the essential health benefit packages” from state to state.... Full Story
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October 21, 2014
The pulse of preventative care
Now that PPACA has mandated that carriers cover preventive care procedures, some experts wonder whether an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure in today’s economy. ... Full Story
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October 21, 2014
Workers derive security from workplace benefits [infographic]
Retirement, and disability and life insurance are not often purchased outside of the workplace benefits package. ... Full Story
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October 21, 2014
Fidelity’s managed account platform reaches $100 billion
Fidelity Institutional announced Monday it has reached $100 billion in managed account assets on to its web-based Envestnet Inc. platform. ... Full Story
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October 21, 2014
Forget pensions, retirees better off with 401(k)s, ICI says
In 2013, it says, one-third of retirees received some retirement income from plan-sponsored assets, either their own or a spouse’s. In 1975, the rate was 21 percent. ... Full Story
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October 21, 2014
Success short-lived for copycats
University researchers find that copycat mutual funds were typically distressed vehicles that did fine initially but not nearly as well over the longer term. ... Full Story
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October 21, 2014
Officials question rising generic drug costs
The cost escalation of some generic drugs has gotten so out of control that two elected officials have asked the Obama administration to make a formal investigation into what’s driving the increases.... Full Story
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