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September 16, 2014
RIAs not in minorities' American Dream
Most minority and LGBT respondents believe they can and will achieve financial security, yet, few are using advisors. ... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
Voluntary benefits increasingly popular
Seventy percent of employers now offer voluntary benefits, according to LIMRA. ... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
No free lunch? IRS mulls exemption
The Internal Revenue Service is taking a hard look at taxing free food for employees, which currently is tax-exempt. ... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
A look at Vermont’s single-payer system
PPACA didn’t go far enough for people in Vermont. The Green Mountain State in 2011 decided to initiate the construction of a single-payer system of health care. ... Full Story
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September 15, 2014
More HHS funding to expand care, enrollment
Nearly $300 million in new PPACA funding will be available for community health centers to expand primary care services and help more uninsured consumers enroll. ... Full Story
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September 15, 2014
Kids missing out on preventative care
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not happy with the medical attention American youth are receiving. ... Full Story
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September 15, 2014
Gen Z: Just as worried as Y and X
Some of today’s youngest Americans are saddled with all kinds of fears about their financial futures. ... Full Story
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September 15, 2014
U.S. expected to see surge in Latin American pension investments
Latin American pension funds are expected to double their allocation to international and U.S.-based funds over the next five years. ... Full Story
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September 15, 2014
These countries get the most paid holidays
Western European countries are among the least generous nations for public holidays, according to Mercer. ... Full Story
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September 15, 2014
LIMRA Study Finds Employers Interested in Offering Voluntary Benefits
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September 15, 2014
Employers still hesitant to move to private exchanges
Yet more evidence is emerging to support the theory that corporate America will move some or most of its employees to private health care exchanges to both control costs and offload administrative duties associated with health coverage.... Full Story
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September 15, 2014
Few ready to deal with poor health in retirement
If you ask boomers for the single most important ingredient for a happy retirement, the overwhelming majority will say it’s good health. But while many are taking steps to improve their own health, they’re not saving enough to meet the expenses of an unexpected health crisis — or even planning to. ... Full Story
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September 15, 2014
Investment-only VAs vs. guaranteed VAs
While most Americans are seeking guaranteed retirement income, a new white paper says that unguaranteed investment-only variable annuities can sometimes top guaranteed VAs in wealth accumulation for either retirement or legacy potential.... Full Story
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September 12, 2014
Student debt threatens retirement for swelling numbers
The GAO report says that from 2002 through 2013, the overall number of individuals whose Social Security benefits were adjusted to pay for loan debt increased five-fold, from roughly 31,000 to 155,000. ... Full Story
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September 12, 2014
Paid sick leave law signed in California
California employers of all sizes have a bit less than a year to prepare for a new law to take effect that requires them to provide paid sick leave to employees.... Full Story
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September 12, 2014
PPACA hasn’t helped kids’ uninsured rate
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has cut the nation’s uninsured rate for nearly every demographic. But the law’s impact has one exception: kids.... Full Story
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