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October 23, 2014
Creating new products in wake of PPACA
Obamacare will continue to change the insurance industry. And companies such as U.S. Advisors are adapting by creating new revenue streams and products. ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
5 tips to selling individual disability income insurance
Here are five ways to pivot your clients to individual disability income insurance. ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Top 5 reasons good employees quit
Robert Half looked at the factors most likely to cause good employees to quit their jobs. (And it's not all about the money.) ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Weakening seen in retirement after a better 2013
Uncertainty and skepticism about the market and its ability to sustain growth has meant that both retirement and investor confidence has fallen during the first three quarters of this year. ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
New think tank hopes to shake up investment world
The idea behind the Thinking Ahead Institute is to "'change investment for the better, which will benefit all participants.” ... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
401(k) contribution limits raised to $18K
Contribution limits for employees in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans will go from $17,500 to $18,000 next year.... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Consumers fail health literacy test
Though consumers say they understand health care and insurance, many lack basic knowledge and fail to ask questions about what they’re getting in their policy before they enroll.... Full Story
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October 23, 2014
Consumers dissatisfied with critical illness coverage
Many with critical illness insurance say their coverage falls far short of what they need, according to Trustmark Voluntary Benefits Solutions. ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Americans lose billions in benefits by not taking PTO
U.S. employees who left 11-15 days unused are less likely to receive a raise or bonus than those who used all of their vacation days. ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Americans ready to shop Amazon for insurance
Consumers are at the point where they are almost as likely to trust a large retailer as they are an insurance company. ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Labor, business urge Congress to act on MEPs
The partnership says its proposals give “plan trustees the tools they need to survive and thrive, it also protects taxpayers by avoiding a costly bailout.” ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
NAIC, Amy Grant offer advice to ‘Sandwich Generation’
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has recruited performer Amy Grant in a campaign aimed at offering advice to members of this financially undernourished generation.... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Carriers drop millions to stop rate regulation
Large carriers are pouring millions into a campaign to thwart Proposition 45, a proposal backed by the California insurance commissioner that would create a powerful oversight on rate increases.... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Boomers in the dark over fees
Nearly half of the more than 1,100 full-time employed investors surveyed said they believe they do not pay any fees. ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
MassMutual grows MEP business
MassMutual Retirement Services is aggressively targeting the multiemployer plan market, having added 50 new MEP sponsors and $4 billion in assets since 2012. ... Full Story
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October 22, 2014
Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7%
The COLA increase amounts to about $20 a month for the typical Social Security recipient. The average monthly payment today is $1,192.... Full Story
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