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December 17, 2014
IRI forecasts strong 2015 for annuities
Its report noted Deferred Income Annuity sales more than doubled in 2013 to $2.2 billion and were likely to be higher in 2014. ... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
5 biggest HR challenges, trends for 2015
What’s in the crystal ball for HR professionals in 2015? The new year will have its share of surprises, but industry experts have identified several areas that will get a lot of attention from HR departments. ... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
Mid-tier firms face retention/recruitment challenges
Retaining and recruiting top quality employees continues to bedevil American businesses. ... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
Investors want a personal touch
When it’s time to deal with an advisor, 66 percent of investors want it to be in person.... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
Employee well-being vital to business success
“In essence, well-being promotes the greater business good—and what's good for the individual is good for the organization and its customers,” Gallup reports. ... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
Nationwide agrees to $140M ERISA settlement
The case was scheduled to go to trial in February. Now, a judge must sign off on the settlement. ... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
RIAs projected to soon control 28% of assets
The projected growth in AUM figures over the next few years underscores that the RIA channel’s asset market share will continue to “exceed headcount market share.”... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
Rules out on myRA accounts
The federal government is now one step closer to getting into the Roth IRA business.... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
Only slight drop seen in retirement risk
More than half of American households are at risk of being unable to maintain their preretirement standard of living in retirement, according to new estimates from the Center for Retirement Research.... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
Form 5500 changes coming
Some of the changes announced appear to reflect the GAO's recommendations, at least in spirit. ... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
HR use of job analysis far from universal
Only about half of HR professionals practice the science of job analysis—reducing a job to its elemental parts and identifying the skills and knowledge required to do it. ... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
PPACA enrollment likely to exceed target
Avalere Health predicted Tuesday that, by the end of 2015, some 10.5 million Americans will have purchased coverage via the exchanges.... Full Story
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December 15, 2014
PPACA targets 7-Eleven shoppers
Health and Human Services has announced a partnership with 7-Eleven mini-marts to promote PPACA. ... Full Story
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December 15, 2014
New York extends exchange deadline
In an email shipped out to brokers late Friday afternoon, New York State of Health blamed it on the weather. ... Full Story
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December 15, 2014
Nasty flu strains pose added threat to workers
With the flu season in full swing, new information from the Centers for Disease Control should be unsettling to human resource departments.... Full Story
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December 15, 2014
Financial resolutions on the decline
According to Fidelity Investments’ sixth annual New Year Financial Resolutions Study, fewer Americans are making them for the year ahead.... Full Story
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