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April 18, 2014
Gallup data suggests PPACA is working
Gallup reported this week that 11.8 percent of U.S. adults say they got a new health insurance policy in 2014, attributing the gain mostly to PPACA. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Christie 'will force' legislators to address state pensions
Christie has attacked employee benefits, saying that 50 percent of all new spending in his latest budget goes to pay for pensions, 30 percent pays for debt and 14 percent pays for health benefits. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Prudential Retirement adds new plan sponsor client Faurecia, Hartford HealthCare adds 20 DC plans
Faurecia has 4,800 plan participants in its defined contribution plan, with $200 million in assets, and more than 2,000 plan participants in its defined benefit plan, with $45 million in assets. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Coming to grips with the three basic portfolio risks
There are three basic portfolio risks that can prevent investors from achieving their goals, retirement and otherwise: capital risk, reinvestment rate risk and inflation risk. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Rising rates, low returns and high volatility worrying DC consultants
More than 70 percent of consultants surveyed said they are concerned or very concerned about each of these topics. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Jail and prison are different
Kaiser analysts explain PPACA incarceration vocabulary. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
5 most common 401(k) plan red flags
There are five red flags defined contribution plan sponsors should watch for when evaluating their plan performance, according to research by Judy Diamond Associates.... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
MNsure lures more micro employers
Minnesota’s state exchange is having better luck attracting very small employers rather than larger prospects.... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Maryland exchange eyes plan protection
Managers of the state-based Maryland Health Connection have been thinking about how insurance for carriers will work next year.... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Most workers half-asleep on the job
According to research by Virgin Pulse, two-thirds of any company’s workforce may well identify with this worker’s statement. And this epidemic of sleep-deprived employees is robbing American employers of billions of productivity dollars.... Full Story
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April 16, 2014
DOL nails advisor for ERISA violations
An Iowa-based investment advisor is being forced to repay $341,487 to 68 pension plans he and his company worked with from May 2007 through November 2011. ... Full Story
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April 16, 2014
MassMutual Retirement Services announces new senior management
Among the changes, Eric Wietsma, current Senior Vice President of Investments, will lead the Sales & Worksite Education organization. ... Full Story
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April 16, 2014
Government ends efforts to collect old Social Security debts
The move came after Social Security recipients and members of Congress complained that people were being forced to repay overpayments that were sometimes paid to their parents or guardians when they were children. ... Full Story
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April 16, 2014
Millennials savvy when considering retirement
Eighty percent of millennial workers say they have a monthly budget and two-thirds have established an emergency fund. ... Full Story
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April 16, 2014
PPACA keeping tax preparers busy
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — and questions surrounding its impact — is giving tax advisors and preparers a new role as health care advisors. ... Full Story
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April 16, 2014
Push to ban non-compete agreements picks up steam
Non-compete agreements are coming under increased fire. In the latest attack, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has promised to send a major commercial legislative package to the state legislature, the highlight of which would outlaw the non-compete contract.... Full Story
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