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October 17, 2014
A multitude of threats to retirement system
Regardless of which political party prevails in next month’s midterm elections, Democrats and Republicans alike understand that one way to fatten the government’s wallet is by cutting retirement tax incentives. ... Full Story
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October 17, 2014
Verisight, Newport combine forces
Combined, Verisight and Newport provide retirement services to 900,000 participant accounts, totaling $100 billion in assets. ... Full Story
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October 17, 2014
Mercer exchange sees fivefold growth
Initial numbers for 2015 open enrollment in Mercer's private exchange show "explosive" growth from last year.... Full Story
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October 17, 2014
Workplace flexibility catching on – at other employers
HR professionals say flexible work arrangements are successful, according to SHRM research. But not all employers are offering it themselves yet.... Full Story
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October 17, 2014
Brokerage window accounts grow despite criticism
Critics say SBDAs present unnecessary risk for participants because fiduciaries are not engaged in the review of the investments selected. ... Full Story
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October 17, 2014
Retirees drag down advisor practice valuations
Analysts say advisors believe their practices are worth 2.8 times their total value. ... Full Story
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October 17, 2014
HSAs are cannibalizing your 401(k)s
With employee paychecks not getting (much) bigger, and the expenses chipping away at them growing, employees been not only rethinking how much they save, but where they save it. ... Full Story
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October 17, 2014
Consumer confusion, concern still plagues PPACA
Of those who do believe PPACA has impacted them, the vast majority view the effects as negative.... Full Story
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October 17, 2014
Paying high deductibles weighs on consumers
High-deductible plans are causing some consumers to make choices that could harm their health in the long run.... Full Story
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October 17, 2014
New rules for IRA rollovers coming
The DOL is likely to hold broker-dealers who chase IRA rollovers to the same fiduciary standards that retirement advisors must meet.... Full Story
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October 16, 2014
DOL’s advisor crackdown ‘careening out of control’
The DOL conducted more than 3,600 audits of qualified retirement plans last year. Settlements related to violations totaled $1.7 billion in plan reimbursements and fines. ... Full Story
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October 16, 2014
Boomers who save the most take hit on Medicare
There are measures retirees, and their advisors, can take to lower Modified Adjusted Gross Income assessments. ... Full Story
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October 16, 2014
NY Life’s deferred income annuity sales top $2B
Americans’ fear of outliving retirement income is said to be driving sales higher.... Full Story
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October 16, 2014
Boomers know they should save, but don't
Boomers worry about retirement health care costs, but don’t save for them ... Full Story
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October 16, 2014
Savers want it easy
Inertia can be turned into an ally with the mojo of behavioral economics. ... Full Story
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October 16, 2014
US retirement system just average globally
The Global Pension Index classifies the U.S. system as having “some good features, but also major risks.”... Full Story
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