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September 18, 2014
Int’l funds lead the way for mutual fund investors
Vanguard continues to dominate the passive fund market, with three of the top five performing passive funds for August and the year. ... Full Story
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September 18, 2014
The key factors in attracting RIA talent
New data on independent registered investment advisor compensation indicate that compensation plays a three-part role in the attraction and retention of top employees. ... Full Story
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September 18, 2014
Bullying bosses take toll on employees
A new survey says that 42 percent of employees have had quit a job to get away from a bullying boss. ... Full Story
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September 18, 2014
ERIC warns of consequences of tax reform
Something is “out of whack” with the state of retirement savings in the U.S., says Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden. ... Full Story
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September 18, 2014
New CEO council urges wellness adoption
The newly formed CEO Council on Health and Innovation is urging faster adoption of wellness programs. ... Full Story
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September 18, 2014
Double-digit premium increases likely
Small group health insurance premium rates could jump by the double digits in 2015 as carriers factor in new costs related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But if such increases do occur, they are likely to be offset in 2016. ... Full Story
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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 17, 2014
LIMRA Names Ken Cochrane To Be New Vice President of Developmental and Commercial Research
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September 17, 2014
Is Congressional gridlock good for retirement?
Many gripe about Congress failing to do a thing about anything, but if you’re in the retirement business, gridlock can be good. ... Full Story
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September 17, 2014
Value-based health care drives debate
No one seems to agree how to define or measure value-based health care, but it’s the next big industry trend – and no one denies it’s here to stay. ... Full Story
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September 17, 2014
Thousands risk losing PPACA coverage
About 115,000 people will lose coverage this month if they don’t submit their paperwork to show proof of citizenship or legal residency, the Obama administration again warned to consumers this week. ... Full Story
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September 17, 2014
Healthcare.gov still not secure
Two months out from its second launch date, Healthcare.gov is still not fully secure and is vulnerable to putting consumers at risk, government officials said Tuesday. ... Full Story
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