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September 17, 2014
Embrace this $13.4B stealer of productivity
Employees are spending up to two hours a week at work managing their fantasy football affairs, thereby draining an estimated $13.4 billion from corporate coffers in lost productivity. ... Full Story
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September 17, 2014
Pension provisions could change funding requirements
Plan sponsors would have a greater ability, beyond current limits, to derisk their defined benefits plans. ... Full Story
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September 17, 2014
CalPERS drops hedge funds
The Absolute Return Strategies program includes 24 hedge funds and six hedge funds-of-funds valued at approximately $4 billion. ... Full Story
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September 17, 2014
Frittering away their 401(k)
Almost 10 percent of those who have taken a loan from their 401(k) said they used it to “buy something special.” ... Full Story
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September 17, 2014
Enrollment not a sideline activity for employees
Immediate actions driven by PPACA may have subsided, but many employers are providing options to better suit employees’ needs. ... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
RIAs not in minorities' American Dream
Most minority and LGBT respondents believe they can and will achieve financial security, yet, few are using advisors. ... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
Voluntary benefits increasingly popular
Seventy percent of employers now offer voluntary benefits, according to LIMRA. ... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
No free lunch? IRS mulls exemption
The Internal Revenue Service is taking a hard look at taxing free food for employees, which currently is tax-exempt. ... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
A look at Vermont’s single-payer system
PPACA didn’t go far enough for people in Vermont. The Green Mountain State in 2011 decided to initiate the construction of a single-payer system of health care. ... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
GAO reveals PPACA subsidies cover abortions
Health carriers nationwide have allowed women to use federal subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to pay for abortions despite a provision forbidding it. ... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
Assurity names Nick Jasa vice president, individual sales
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September 16, 2014
1% accounts for most medical costs
A single high-cost employee in the workforce can cost a business more than $100,000 each year.... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
Retirement industry plans national ad campaign
Some of the retirement industry’s biggest players are gathering this week to lay the groundwork for a national public-service campaign aimed at turning more Americans into “super savers” who stash away at least 10 percent of their pay.... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
Congress begins to tackle retirement
Congress this week is turning its attention to the country’s retirement security crisis in a way that many industry watchers say is long overdue.... Full Story
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September 16, 2014
Lehman retirement case back for another look
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan will have to take another look at the case in the wake of Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer. ... Full Story
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September 15, 2014
More HHS funding to expand care, enrollment
Nearly $300 million in new PPACA funding will be available for community health centers to expand primary care services and help more uninsured consumers enroll. ... Full Story
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