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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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July 25, 2014
UnitedHealth makes transparency app available to public
UnitedHealthcare is rolling out a mobile app to the public designed to aid health care consumers in their efforts to compare medical provider outcomes and the cost of a range of medical procedures and services. ... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
MassMutual forms venture capital firm
MassMutual Ventures LLC's primary focus will be investments in financial technology, consumer Internet, digital health and cybersecurity. ... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
Recruiters who don’t adapt to job market lose talent
It’s a job seekers world these days, and with the pendulum swinging at last in their favor, job candidates are getting a bit fussy about the benefits packages they are being offered. ... Full Story
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July 25, 2014
Most Americans not familiar with annuities
Americans don't understand how annuities work, but they would consider them for financing some aspect of their retirement. ... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
IRA contributions set record at Fidelity
For tax year 2013, the average contribution was $4,150 — a 5.7 percent increase from tax year 2012 and the highest it’s ever been. ... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
Open enrollment checklist for employers
Wrestling with the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could make the upcoming open enrollment period one of the most challenging in memory. ... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
Independent RIAs continue to threaten wirehouses
Wirehouses continue to lose assets to advisors in independent channels at a “slow but persistent pace.” ... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
Advisors in search of successors have new option
Pre-retirees have a new marketplace available where they can list their practices for sale. ... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
Employers face challenges over FLSA
A Congressional subcommittee hears testimony about FLSA concerns from SHRM. ... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
Undercover investigators score PPACA subsidies
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to get health insurance and tax subsidies through the federal exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, underscoring ongoing problems and security issues plaguing the health care law, officials said Wednesday.... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
SEC adopts reforms to institutional money-market funds
The Securities and Exchange Commission today approved controversial reforms to institutional money-market funds that may affect how pension funds invest cash reserves.... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
PPACA extends dental coverage to more young people
Almost by chance, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has led to more young people enjoying dental insurance.... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
Some states implement HSAs for Medicaid expansion
Some states are tinkering with the federal government’s Medicaid expansion program by using it to force new Medicaid patients to pay for and invest in their own health coverage.... Full Story
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July 24, 2014
MLR rule hands $330 million back to consumers
Health insurance companies will send out about $330 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer under the medical loss ratio rule under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday.... Full Story
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July 23, 2014
Retirement saving increased with auto-enroll
Plans with automatic enrollment saw their average participation rate increase 3.2 percent in 2013 from 81.4 percent in 2012. ... Full Story
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