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December 19, 2014
Communication, referrals drive best RIA firms
Their 2014 RIA Benchmarking Study sets out to define the marketing and business practices of the highest performing firms, in the hope of motivating stagnate counterparts.... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
More report health cost hardship after PPACA
Nearly half of consumers say affording medical bills is a hardship them and their family, up 10 points from a year ago, according to a new poll. ... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
Younger workers lean on TDFs
In 2013, nearly two-thirds of recently hired 401(k) participants were invested in balanced funds, which include all fund types that mitigate risk by blending securities. ... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
Job-hopping becoming more accepted
As hiring professionals gear up for staffing challenges in 2015, an increasing number of them say they completely comfortable hiring a job-hopper, as long as the hopper can do the job. ... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
Institutional investors look to stocks in 2015
Globally, institutional investors expect stocks to be top-performing assets in the year to come. ... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
Uninsured rate to hit ‘historic’ low
The nation’s uninsured rate is on track to hit a historic low helped by new Obamacare enrollees, new government data finds. ... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
Boomers, employers split on retirement age readiness
Employers claim they’re ready to support those who want to work past age 65, but boomers themselves aren’t so sure. ... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
Is our health system headed in the wrong direction?
Most consumers of health care services and their providers agree that the U.S. health care system is headed down the wrong road. But defining the right road at present seems to be an elusive task for both parties. ... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
Employers feeling generous about holidays
Employers are closing out 2014 on a generosity roll, according to a survey of holiday plans and practices by Bloomberg/BNA. ... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
Retirement saving not a priority for most
When it comes to saving for retirement, many would rather spend now instead — and often prove it by pulling money from what retirement savings they do have. ... Full Story
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December 18, 2014
Legal fight likely over pension reforms
Opponents were already weighing their legal options in response to this week’s passage by Congress of the amendment allowing troubled, multiemployer pension plans to cut retiree benefits. ... Full Story
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December 18, 2014
Retirement assets steady at $24.2 trillion
Retirement assets held steady at $24.2 trillion at the end of the third quarter. ... Full Story
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December 18, 2014
Public opinion surges for employer mandate
Most Americans say they support the controversial and often delayed provision of Obamacare requiring large employers to offer health care coverage to their employees or face fines.... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
IRI forecasts strong 2015 for annuities
Its report noted Deferred Income Annuity sales more than doubled in 2013 to $2.2 billion and were likely to be higher in 2014. ... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
5 biggest HR challenges, trends for 2015
What’s in the crystal ball for HR professionals in 2015? The new year will have its share of surprises, but industry experts have identified several areas that will get a lot of attention from HR departments. ... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
Mid-tier firms face retention/recruitment challenges
Retaining and recruiting top quality employees continues to bedevil American businesses. ... Full Story
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