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October 30, 2014
Schwab launches automated portfolios
The automated investment advisory service will be available to retail investors in the first quarter of 2015; RIAs will be able to offer a white-label version “shortly thereafter.”... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
Owens-Illinois settles with former members of DB plan
The decade-long dispute between former members of Owens-Illinois defined benefit plan and the Ohio-based global manufacturer of glass containers is finally settled.... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
SHOP website troubleshooting underway
SHOP’s soft launch has begun. ... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
Passive funds continue advance on DC world
Two-thirds of the advisors surveyed are now including passively managed funds, compared to 54 percent last year. ... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
Millennials drag on parents’ retirement savings, plans
Six in 10 American parents are providing financial support to their adult children, regardless of its effect on their retirement plans.... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
Treasury deputy laments shift to ‘undefined benefits’
There’s very little that’s “defined” about defined contribution plans, leaving employees to their own devices and too often with little or no money saved for retirement, one of the government’s top regulators said Tuesday. ... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
Corporate career management falling short
Only 25 percent of companies that put a career management program in place and use it actually bother to track the results.... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
2014 Readers’ Choice Awards
For us at Benefits Selling, it's that time of year when our readers tell us who they love. Or love working with. Or at least don't hate working with.... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
20 percent of plans could trigger Cadillac tax
The shadow of the Cadillac tax appears to be growing despite the fact that it won’t go into effect until 2018. ... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
Many IRA investors extremely allocated
In being designated extreme, investors had either less than 10 percent of assets allocated in one class, or more than 90 percent in one asset class. ... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
Advice spurs women on retirement planning
The problem is that while the number of women who want financial advice is on the increase, they don’t know where to go to get it. ... Full Story
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October 28, 2014
U.S. institutions confident in markets, not alternatives
U.S. institutional investors say their top concern is funding status, with a majority of pensions saying they intend to improve it. ... Full Story
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October 28, 2014
PBGC increases guarantees for single-employer plans
Congress mandated the increase, which will not be retroactively applied to plans terminated before 2015. ... Full Story
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October 28, 2014
Women still paying more for health benefits
A new Mercer study reveals that there’s much work to be done if the gender gap in insurance premiums is to be truly eliminated. ... Full Story
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October 28, 2014
8 things to know about voluntary sales
Here are 8 important takeaways we've learned about the voluntary market from Eastbridge Consulting Group's annual Worksite/Voluntary Sales Report. ... Full Story
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October 28, 2014
Millennials blame student debt for poor retirement saving
Guilt for not putting more toward retirement savings is also weighing on millennials.... Full Story
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