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July 23, 2014
Retirement saving increased with auto-enroll
Plans with automatic enrollment saw their average participation rate increase 3.2 percent in 2013 from 81.4 percent in 2012. ... Full Story
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July 23, 2014
Fidelity reports 2014 first half sales, retention figures
With $1.4 trillion in defined contribution assets under administration, Fidelity increased the number of new client plans by 1,093. ... Full Story
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July 23, 2014
Average worker needs to save 15% to fund retirement
Middle-income families will require 71 percent of pre-retirement income to maintain living standards after they leave the workforce. ... Full Story
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July 23, 2014
Workplace, benefits satisfaction at 6-year low
Employees are increasingly unhappy with their workplaces and benefits packages, a new study from Unum finds. In fact, ratings are at their lowest levels since 2008. ... Full Story
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July 23, 2014
Goofing off or becoming more productive?
It’s always an uncomfortable moment when an employee is caught surfing the Internet for leisure during working hours. But thanks to new research, they can tell their boss they are not goofing off — they’re improving their productivity. ... Full Story
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July 23, 2014
Women, low earners lag in employer matching funds
A higher percentage of women and of those earning less than $35,000 annually fail to take full advantage of matching funds in employer-sponsored retirement plans.... Full Story
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July 23, 2014
What consumers want in a doctor
What’s the first thing U.S. medical consumers look for in a physician? Far and away, the answer is someone who listens and pays attention to them.... Full Story
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July 22, 2014
Top 10 jobs for work-life balance
Finding the proper balance between work and life always rates high in surveys of what employees want from their job. Achieving that objective may be easier in some careers than others, according to a recent study conducted by Glassdoor. ... Full Story
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July 22, 2014
2015 rates expected to fluctuate wildly
Most everyone involved with health insurance is wondering what’s going to happen to premiums next year. ... Full Story
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July 22, 2014
Fidelity’s RIA clients can tap hot IPO market
An agreement with Credit Suisse will extend the investment bank’s potential investor base to the millions of retail clients working with RIAs through Fidelity. ... Full Story
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July 22, 2014
HSA incentives encourage engagement
Yet more evidence has emerged to indicate that those who choose a health savings account over a health reimbursement account are more fully engaged in the management of their health insurance. ... Full Story
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July 22, 2014
IAM negotiates increased DB contributions from US Airways
In it’s most recent disclosure to beneficiaries, the IAM National Pension Fund trustees reported a funding level of 104.2 percent. ... Full Story
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July 22, 2014
States that raised minimum wage post faster job growth
New data from the Department of Labor suggests that raising the minimum wage in several states may have spurred job growth. ... Full Story
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July 22, 2014
Childhood obesity escalating
The incidence of obesity among children is escalating at an alarming rate. ... Full Story
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July 22, 2014
Retirement savings carried higher on soaring market
Employees are putting more away, too, if only a little more, averaging $6,050 in annual contributions at the end of Q2. ... Full Story
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July 22, 2014
Cash is king for millennial retirement savings
Despite heady markets returns lately, millennials believe the best long-term investment is cash. ... Full Story
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