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September 2, 2014
ERISA’s mid-life crisis
If there’s one thing plan sponsors want above all else, it’s a way to avoid legal hassles. And participants want what they've always wanted: a more secure future. ... Full Story
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September 2, 2014
5 changes ushered in by ERISA
Signed into law 40 years ago, ERISA spawned the PBGC, vesting and more. ... Full Story
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September 2, 2014
Risk-averse and holding too much cash
Many investors are stockpiling more cash than they need as they grow their retirement savings, according to new research from Cerulli. ... Full Story
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September 1, 2014
Why we Labor Day [infographic]
The first Monday in September is a day to pay tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Consumers getting a handle on HSAs
Nearly twice as many people opened an HSA in 2012 as in 2010. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
IRS releases employer mandate guidance
The Obama administration on Thursday released guidance and draft forms instructing employers on how to comply with the employer mandate under PPACA. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Variable pay raise trend hits 35-year high
Industries that have shied away from providing bonuses are establishing variable pay programs to compete for and retain talent. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Boston U. switches investments in 2 retirement plans
A fund managed by EII Capital Management is about to be removed from the line-up at two Boston University retirement plans. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Is MetLife a SIFI?
The insurer acknowledged in 2013 that it had reached “Stage 3” in the FSOC’s process for designating a non-bank entity systemically vital to the economy. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Full time closer to 50 hours a week
While the average number of hours worked by full-time employees has remained stable over the recent past, a Gallup poll found that lots of folks are working far more hours than the average. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Saving retirement, without the fiduciary risk
Two retirement industry vets are promoting the idea of overhauling the nation's piecemeal approach to DC plans. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Women getting serious about retirement
MassMutual says the average retirement savings balance for women was up 17 percent from a year ago, and 71 percent from 2009. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Employees stressed to the point of quitting
Stress isn’t the greatest reason for quitting a job, but it’s up there. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Parents fear effect of college costs on retirement
Student loan debt, at the crushing total of $1.11 trillion, is taking a heavy toll on what once might have been an unlikely group: parents. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Walmart adds patient care
Walmart will open a dozen Care Clinics in stores this year for customers and store associates. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
The Gap eliminates gender pay gap
There’s no pay gap between men and women at retailer The Gap. The company brought in a third-party consulting firm, 1-to-1 Ratio, reports BuzzFeed, and the gender/diversity consultant confirmed The Gap’s equality claim after an audit.... Full Story
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