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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 28, 2014
Online advisory space shows notable growth
Eleven leading startups in the “fintech” space now have about $15.7 billion in assets under management. ... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
What job seekers want
Why and how people decide to change careers have always stumped economists. ... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
IRS sets max fines for health coverage refusal
The Internal Revenue Service finally released its maximum fines for those who choose to go without health insurance. ... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
Subsidy ruling credit negative for carriers
Last week’s ruling by a U.S. appeals court that the government can’t give financial assistance to anyone buying coverage on the federally-run exchanges is a “credit negative” for carriers, Moody’s Investor Services said Monday.... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
EHR obstacles threaten success
Now that most clinics have finally made the transition to electronic health records, EHR advocates say the full potential of such systems isn’t being realized because of obstacles to the free exchange of the information. ... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
A Tale of Three Sisters
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July 28, 2014
Few US, UK workers confident about retirement
Just 31 percent of U.S. defined contribution participants in State Street Global Advisors’ latest transatlantic survey report being confident they’ll be able to support the lifestyle they want in retirement. ... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
GAO finds poor railroad disability oversight
The Government Accountability Office has found the Railroad Retirement Board’s vetting procedures for total disability claims inadequate. ... Full Story
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July 28, 2014
Int’l pension plans help overseas workers prep for retirement
While it may be glamorous to work abroad, things can get less-than-exciting when it comes to planning for retirement. ... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
Ytrend Financial News Brief
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July 25, 2014
US Chamber not happy with money-market reforms
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce made opposition to the new floating net asset value (NAV) rule a top policy priority. ... Full Story
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