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July 31, 2014
Remaining uninsured hard to reach
About 3.4 million previously uninsured Californians — 58 percent — report getting health insurance since last summer, according to new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, but the remaining uninsured may be nearly impossible to reach.... Full Story
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July 31, 2014
IRA withdrawals at a sustainable rate
Withdrawal rates from IRAs by retirees required to draw from their accounts shows that most are doing so at a rate that will preserve their savings throughout retirement, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute. ... Full Story
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July 31, 2014
Small biz owners see value in wellness
A survey of more than 200 small business owners by the furniture design firm Turnstone found that almost nine of 10 of those surveyed believe a unique company culture contributes to small biz success. ... Full Story
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July 30, 2014
GAO urges stricter regulation of managed accounts
Improvements can be made to better protect participants in managed accounts, the GAO says. ... Full Story
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July 30, 2014
Pantheon makes its push into 401(k)s
What one of the nation's leading private equity firms is telling plans sponsors with questions about its push into Americans' retirement plans. ... Full Story
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July 30, 2014
$1 million in your HSA account?
Health savings accounts could help generate huge sums to offset health care costs in retirement, at least for some Americans, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute. ... Full Story
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July 30, 2014
Abel Noser ranks best brokerage firms
Its study evaluates brokers using placement strike price results that reflect the moment when the broker first received instructions from the buy-side trader. ... Full Story
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July 30, 2014
Former Harbinger COO settles with SEC
Peter A. Jenson admits he helped make it possible for the firm and its owner, Philip A. Falcone, to misappropriate millions of dollars from a hedge fund they managed. ... Full Story
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July 29, 2014
DC industry still needs to work on advisor loyalty
Despite what it terms “significant investment of resources” in value-added programs, a study by Chatham Partners reveals that the DC industry only hits 73.5 on a scale of 100 in terms of loyalty. ... Full Story
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July 29, 2014
What drives up life insurance premiums?
Men pay an average of 38 percent more than women for the exact same life insurance policy, and smokers pay 235 percent more than non-smokers. ... Full Story
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July 29, 2014
Many in US suffer much more than retirement fears
A new Harris poll indicates that 68 percent of Americans who are working or who have a spouse working are afraid there won’t be enough money for retirement. ... Full Story
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July 29, 2014
Compounding pharmacy industry launches member network
More benefits managers are moving to limit coverage of compounded pharmaceuticals, in part due to concerns about increasing costs and some instances of recalled compounded drugs. ... Full Story
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July 29, 2014
Employers having trouble landing top talent
The ongoing economic recovery has employers staffing up. But they’re having trouble landing the top guns, and future top guns, to spearhead their battle for the gold. Worse, even as they struggle to bring on new talent, many are losing their best performers, often to competitors.... Full Story
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July 29, 2014
Employees clamoring for workplace flexibility
If your company hasn’t yet embraced at least some form of workplace flexibility, you may be losing out in the retention/recruiting arena.... Full Story
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July 29, 2014
Brokers seeing more value in vision with Lasik
Gone are the days when Lasik was a mysterious, untested procedure that might make your eyeballs explode a decade down the road.... Full Story
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July 29, 2014
Corporate raider estate’s pension plans assumed by PBGC
The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation will assume responsibility for the retirement benefits of 2,101 employees who worked for the late corporate raider Victor Posner. ... Full Story
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