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April 18, 2014
Gallup data suggests PPACA is working
Gallup reported this week that 11.8 percent of U.S. adults say they got a new health insurance policy in 2014, attributing the gain mostly to PPACA. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
BlackRock beats 1Q estimates
Asset growth was driven by $14 billion of net inflows into BlackRock's retail products, including its mutual funds, the firm said. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
Britain plans to tell pensioners how long they’ll live
Experts will take into account factors such as gender, place of residence and whether they smoke. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
Job prospects look good for 2014 grads
The economy’s picking up and employers are looking to hire these newly minted workhorses. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
CDHP enrollees healthier
New research about consumer driven health plans finds what proponents of the plans have long lamented: That enrollees in CDHP plans are better educated and healthier than others. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
New policy ensures retirement savings plan if disabled
One in four 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire, according to the Council for Disability Awareness. When that happens, people immediately look at the impact it will have on their job and their paycheck. But what about their retirement?... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
PBGC settlement results in company’s $207.5 million pension payment
Under a settlement with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc., has made $207.5 million of additional contributions to its pension plan. ... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
California may add provider network checkers
Covered California managers want to make sure the commercial plans it sells give patients an acceptable level of access to doctors, hospitals and health care providers.... Full Story
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April 18, 2014
Bay State exchange traffic cools
Massachusetts public exchange managers have data hinting that a large share of consumers who wanted commercial coverage and could afford it now have it.... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Christie 'will force' legislators to address state pensions
Christie has attacked employee benefits, saying that 50 percent of all new spending in his latest budget goes to pay for pensions, 30 percent pays for debt and 14 percent pays for health benefits. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Prudential Retirement adds new plan sponsor client Faurecia, Hartford HealthCare adds 20 DC plans
Faurecia has 4,800 plan participants in its defined contribution plan, with $200 million in assets, and more than 2,000 plan participants in its defined benefit plan, with $45 million in assets. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Coming to grips with the three basic portfolio risks
There are three basic portfolio risks that can prevent investors from achieving their goals, retirement and otherwise: capital risk, reinvestment rate risk and inflation risk. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Rising rates, low returns and high volatility worrying DC consultants
More than 70 percent of consultants surveyed said they are concerned or very concerned about each of these topics. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
Jail and prison are different
Kaiser analysts explain PPACA incarceration vocabulary. ... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
5 most common 401(k) plan red flags
There are five red flags defined contribution plan sponsors should watch for when evaluating their plan performance, according to research by Judy Diamond Associates.... Full Story
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April 17, 2014
MNsure lures more micro employers
Minnesota’s state exchange is having better luck attracting very small employers rather than larger prospects.... Full Story
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