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August 19, 2014
Big Brother will arrive by 2022 with employee blessing
Many employees will be willing to trade privacy at work for job security, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. ... Full Story
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August 19, 2014
The tricky business of finding a 401(k) advisor
Plan sponsors searching for a new advisor today have no shortage of options, and that can be a problem. ... Full Story
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August 19, 2014
Boys beat girls on financial preparation
Women typically have a rougher time financially than men. They live longer in retirement; depend more on Social Security (usually at a lower rate than men because of lower salaries and less time in the workplace), and have less income and less chance of it from a 401(k) or defined benefit plan (again, because of generally lower salaries and less time in the workplace). They also are more likely to have raided what retirement savings they do have to deal with financial emergencies. ... Full Story
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August 19, 2014
Cigna to expand presence in private exchange
Cigna says it's extending its network both through the extension of existing health insurance exchanges and the launch of new ones. It has set Sept. 1 as the date for the expansion. ... Full Story
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August 19, 2014
DOL on ‘orphan’ accounts: try harder
Fiduciaries have a duty to find missing plan participants but that’s not always as easy as it may seem. ... Full Story
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August 19, 2014
Retirement savings nil for more than a third of Americans
Saving for retirement is definitely not the highest priority on the list for 36 percent of Americans. ... Full Story
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August 19, 2014
Top 100 corporate pensions see dip in July
The funded status of the 100 largest corporate defined benefit pension plans eroded slightly last month, falling from 85.3 percent in June to 85 percent in July, following a brief uptick from May to June. ... Full Story
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August 18, 2014
Coalition endorses PPACA auto-enroll override
If passed, the bill would kill an auto-enroll provision for employers with 200 or more full-time employees. ... Full Story
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August 18, 2014
CDHP satisfaction keeps growing
EBRI says the overall satisfaction rate among CDHP enrollees is gradually increasing, while it is gradually decreasing among traditional enrollees. ... Full Story
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August 18, 2014
Favoring human advice over online systems
Even modest investors want concierge service when it comes to planting their hard-earned financial seeds. ... Full Story
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August 18, 2014
Why aren’t shoppers buying SHOP?
The one-year delay of the Small Business Health Options Program gave the sense that it “was of secondary importance,” researchers found. ... Full Story
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August 18, 2014
Retirement plan incentives likely to grow to $785 billion
The numbers, an industry lobbyist says, amount to a giant target on the back of the retirement business. ... Full Story
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August 18, 2014
Top 10 child health concerns
Parents wring their hands over drug and alcohol abuse by children. Dread overwhelms them when news of yet another school shooting makes the news. And increasingly, bullying of one child by another has become a topic of research and debate.... Full Story
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August 18, 2014
Sponsors hope to boost executive benefit plan signups
Employers wholeheartedly back nonqualified executive benefit plans, but aren’t happy with participation levels that are too low, according to a survey from retirement services firm The Newport Group.... Full Story
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August 18, 2014
Supporting family members can stall retirement
Nearly 60 percent of Americans are supporting either elderly parents or young adult children in some way, support that can often pose a roadblock to retirement, according to national financial education nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling.... Full Story
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August 18, 2014
EBRI finds flaws in Gen X retirement studies
Two prominent reports claiming Gen Xers will be in worse shape for retirement than baby boomers are based on flawed assumptions or methodologies, according to a report from the Employment Benefit Research Institute. ... Full Story
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