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February 12, 2016
Obama budget raises health spending to $1.1 trillion
The Obama administration's budget raises health spending to $1.1 trillion, according to a Washington Post analysis.... Full Story
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February 12, 2016
PPACA poses financial challenges to insurers
A recent analysis by J.P. Morgan of the nation’s largest carriers participating in the PPACA marketplace exchange highlights the extent of insurer problems.... Full Story
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February 12, 2016
3 retirement plan sponsor issues to work on in 2016
Plan sponsors are under growing pressure to help employees achieve a financially comfortable retirement, a Willis Towers Watson report says — and here are 3 issues to consider.... Full Story
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February 12, 2016
High profit-sharing payouts boost airline retirement benefits
Are airlines using generous profit-sharing payouts to compete for industry talent?... Full Story
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February 12, 2016
Why people don't like to buy health insurance
Trying to figure out what health insurance to buy makes consumers feel incompetent.... Full Story
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February 11, 2016
Patent claim against T.Rowe Price dismissed
A claim brought against T.Rowe Price alleging patent infringement has been voluntary dropped by the plaintiffs, GRQ Investment Management.... Full Story
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February 11, 2016
Higher ed institutions use plan advisors to boost retirement results
Higher education institutions rely on a plan advisor or consultant to help with retirement readiness--and more, a Transamerica study shows.... Full Story
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February 11, 2016
Hospitalizations of many nursing home residents preventable
A report from CMS shows many nursing home resident hospitalizations occurred due to preventable events.... Full Story
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February 11, 2016
Obama wants EBSA budget increased by more than $24 million
The White House’s 2017 budget calls on Congress to authorize a more than $24 million increase to the Employee Benefit Security Administration’s budget.... Full Story
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February 11, 2016
3 reasons why U.S. life expectancy is less than in other countries
Life expectancy is significantly lower in the U.S. than in many other industrialized countries. Why? A report published in JAMA finds 3 leading types of death to blame.... Full Story
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February 10, 2016
Vanguard tops for pensions, non-profits
Vanguard tops the list of favored asset manager for pensions and non-profits, according to the latest edition of U.S. Institutional Investor Brandscape, issued by Cogent Reports.... Full Story
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February 10, 2016
Obama includes health wishlist in budget
President Obama is using his last budget proposal as an opportunity to strengthen the legacy of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.... Full Story
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February 10, 2016
Unemployment below 5 percent, wages up
For the first time since the financial crash in 2008, U.S. unemployment has dropped below 5 percent.... Full Story
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February 10, 2016
Obama takes aim at retirement policy in latest budget
As was foreshadowed in President Obama’s last State of the Union Address, retirement policy gets considerable attention in the White House’s fiscal year 2017 budget, released today.... Full Story
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February 10, 2016
January bad for pension funded status
The start of the year was bad for pension funded status--and for the markets.... Full Story
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February 9, 2016
Senate to take up DOL fiduciary rule alternatives
More bills have been introduced that mirror other legislative efforts to derail the DOL from implementing its fiduciary rule. Here's what you need to know.... Full Story
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