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October 24, 2014
Lawmakers urge clearer rules for de-risking
They say that speed with which more plans sponsors are proceeding with de-risking measures makes the need for regulatory guidance urgent. ... Full Story
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October 24, 2014
Say it with cake: The new ways of quitting
When that little voice in the back of your head whispers, “Let’s superglue the boss’s desk shut and then quit this miserable job; yeah, let’s do it!” most of us don’t listen. But some do. ... Full Story
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October 24, 2014
IRS: Deferred annuities in 401(k)s are fine, really
Regulators say target-date funds that include deferred-income annuities don't violate ERISA’s non-discrimination requirements. ... Full Story
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October 24, 2014
Communication failures plague companies
New research finds that failure to communicate well with workers is far more damaging to the corporate mission than having a CEO with a personality from hell. ... Full Story
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October 24, 2014
PBGC rates to rise in ’15
Beginning next year, single-employer plans that pay a per-participant flat premium will see an increase to $57 per participant, up from $49 in 2014.... Full Story
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October 24, 2014
IRS: Deferred annuities in 401(k)s are fine, really
Regulators say target-date funds that include deferred-income annuities don't violate ERISA’s non-discrimination requirements.... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Creating new products in wake of PPACA
Obamacare will continue to change the insurance industry. And companies such as U.S. Advisors are adapting by creating new revenue streams and products. ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
5 tips to selling individual disability income insurance
Here are five ways to pivot your clients to individual disability income insurance. ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Top 5 reasons good employees quit
Robert Half looked at the factors most likely to cause good employees to quit their jobs. (And it's not all about the money.) ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Weakening seen in retirement after a better 2013
Uncertainty and skepticism about the market and its ability to sustain growth has meant that both retirement and investor confidence has fallen during the first three quarters of this year. ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
New think tank hopes to shake up investment world
The idea behind the Thinking Ahead Institute is to "'change investment for the better, which will benefit all participants.” ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
401(k) contribution limits raised to $18K
Contribution limits for employees in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans will go from $17,500 to $18,000 next year.... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Consumers fail health literacy test
Though consumers say they understand health care and insurance, many lack basic knowledge and fail to ask questions about what they’re getting in their policy before they enroll.... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Consumers dissatisfied with critical illness coverage
Many with critical illness insurance say their coverage falls far short of what they need, according to Trustmark Voluntary Benefits Solutions. ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Does the world have too many active managers?
Only a "small subset of the active managers and the hedge funds are useful to society” because ... they “charge asset owners an active-level or hedge fund-level fee for a passive-like product.”... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
The best ‘won’t be in today’ excuses
Employees don’t need a reason to use their PTO, yet, they still come up with some amusing explanations.... Full Story
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