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August 28, 2014
Saving retirement, without the fiduciary risk
Two retirement industry vets are promoting the idea of overhauling the nation's piecemeal approach to DC plans. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Women getting serious about retirement
MassMutual says the average retirement savings balance for women was up 17 percent from a year ago, and 71 percent from 2009. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Employees stressed to the point of quitting
Stress isn’t the greatest reason for quitting a job, but it’s up there. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Parents fear effect of college costs on retirement
Student loan debt, at the crushing total of $1.11 trillion, is taking a heavy toll on what once might have been an unlikely group: parents. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Exposed to too much risk
PIMCO says it can find "no obvious rationale" for differences in the way DC plans are designed in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
The nation’s top 10 public pensions
If there's one thing they have in common, it's that each has an above-average alternative asset allocation. At least in nine cases out of 10. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Prudential wins Questar’s 401(k) business
Prudential Retirement has scored a substantial win in the ever-competitive defined contribution record-keeping business. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Mental illness takes toll on businesses
The sad and tragic death of comedian and actor Robin Williams two weeks ago was a solemn reminder of the toll depression can take on even the most gifted. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Alts expected to play larger role for institutional investors
Institutional investors sure are fond of alternatives. What’s more, they’re so fond of them that many intend to increase the amount they have allocated to them — both in the short- and long-term. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Millions lack paid sick days
Nearly half of all workers in California don’t get a single paid sick day from their employers. Additionally, this state of affairs is far worse for some classes of employees than others. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
HealthCare.gov gets a CEO
Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticut's successful state exchange, will lead HealthCare.gov. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Fiduciary consulting practices form partnership
Two retirement plan consulting service firms have announced a new partnership uniting their fiduciary practices.... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Top 5 workplace happiness factors
Where do American workers want to work? At a small, collaborative company established in its marketplace. And to find their ideal workplace, they would give up such benefits as vacation time and a 401(k) if they thought their job would satisfy them.... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Platinum plans best for specialty drug consumers
Though considered the most expensive of the Obamacare metal health coverage plans, platinum plans for certain consumers may be the most economical option.... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
Stuck in a low-scoring 401(k)
Which states have a majority of participants enrolled in low-performing plans? ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
California carriers required to cover abortions
Health insurance carriers in California must cover the cost of all abortions. ... Full Story
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