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August 22, 2014
The best- and worst-funded DB plans
Which industry sectors are doing the best job of keeping their pensions well-funded? Which aren't? ... Full Story
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August 22, 2014
Time to change your target-date fund line-up?
Even TDFs added only a few years ago might already be obsolete from a suitability standpoint, according to Towers Watson. ... Full Story
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August 22, 2014
30 million patients hit by health data breaches
While federal officials pushing the “interoperability” of health databases wring their hands over obstacles to their goal, hackers continue to find ways to “share” such information seemingly at will.... Full Story
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August 22, 2014
Overtime rules could benefit 6 million workers
The U.S. Department of Labor is planning on amending the Fair Labor Standards Act so that more workers will be eligible for mandatory time-and-a-half pay for overtime hours. And, not surprisingly, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute, women and minorities will benefit much more from such a change than white males.... Full Story
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August 22, 2014
10 states where post-PPACA uninsured rates rock
One of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s central goals is to reduce the number of uninsured Americans. And while the uninsured rate has dropped to a record low of roughly 13.4 percent nationwide, according to Gallup numbers, rates vary dramatically across states.... Full Story
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August 22, 2014
3 arguments to knock down 401(k) eligibility barriers
Plans offering immediate eligibility have increased from 45 percent of defined contribution plans in 2001 to 76 percent in 2013. ... Full Story
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August 22, 2014
No safe haven for retirement
Employees in the public sector have lost something they used to count on: faith that their retirement income prospects were good. ... Full Story
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August 22, 2014
Many employees still reluctant to use PTO
Who’s keeping American workers from using the time off they accumulate? Mostly, themselves. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
7 million can get PPACA coverage early
Nearly 7 million Americans are eligible to sign up for health coverage under PPACA before open enrollment begins in November, Enroll America said Wednesday. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
The quest for the ultimate 401(k)
A lot of features making their way into plans today are aimed at reformulating things to improve retirement readiness and help participants and sponsors gauge how well they and their providers are doing. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
Workers fret getting shifted to exchanges
Most workers are worried their employers will shift them over to the PPACA exchanges to get health coverage, which they believe will result in worse quality care. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
PPACA medical device tax flawed
A medical device tax included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to help fund its mandates is falling short of expectations.... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
Avoiding PPACA excise tax a priority
A Towers Watson survey found that employers generally anticipate a 5.2 percent increase next year in health plan costs. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
DOL taking closer look at brokerage windows
The Department of Labor wants to know more about one of the more advanced options available in some 401(k) plans: brokerage windows.... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
Range of wellness options increase engagement
Employees are far more likely to try a new wellness activity and continue with it if they can sample it for free. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
Physical, financial health linked in new study
People who are good at planning their financial future are more likely to take steps to improve their physical health, a new study finds. ... Full Story
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