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August 28, 2015
EBRI modeling shows QLACs boost retirement readiness
Qualified longevity annuity contracts have the potential to significantly increase some 401(k) participants’ retirement readiness, according to new research.... Full Story
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August 28, 2015
No Social Security COLA in 2016: Higher Medicare premiums for your clients
Center for Retirement Research points out that some retirees will bear the brunt of higher Medicare Part B premiums.... Full Story
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August 28, 2015
Northern Trust hires ex-Mercer exec, behavorial finance expert
Bailey named new global head of defined contribution; Pang becomes senior behavioral specialist.... Full Story
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August 28, 2015
PayPal, Amazon could give banks and credit unions a run for their money
Younger consumers increasingly demand mobile and digital services.... Full Story
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August 28, 2015
Herbers: Why advisors’ profits are falling
Despite rising revenue, profitability is falling, according to Kaleido’s research, because advisory firms are ‘spending money where they shouldn’t.'... Full Story
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August 28, 2015
PPACA premiums rise 9.2 percent in Florida
A few weeks ago supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were touting the good news that premiums for plans on California's state-created insurance market would only increase 4 percent next year.... Full Story
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August 28, 2015
Cash balance plans expected to surge
Actuaries who work with defined benefit and cash balance/hybrid plans are anticipating a surge in the latter, according to a new survey.... Full Story
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August 28, 2015
Whistleblowers vindicated after consent judgment
A whistleblower and two others are compensated for lost wages and damages after DOL wins consent judgement.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Little competition in Medicare Advantage market
Consumer advocates worry recent mergers by carrier giants will reduce the already-sparse competition that exists among private Medicare health plans.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Brokers' PPACA fears subsiding
An annual broker survey by Aflac found brokers are generally much more bullish about PPACA as it takes shape in the marketplace.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Onboarding falling short
It's hard to avoid mishaps during the first days and weeks of a new job, and it's partially your boss's fault.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Wellness implementation nearly doubles
Brokers are pushing wellness plans on their corporate clients, and they’re getting pretty good take-up on their offers.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
SEC reveals gaping holes in suitability standard
An SEC review of transactions made between January 2011 and December 2012 found found all firms involved deficient in maintaining and enforcing the suitability standard.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Claiming Social Security early is hurting retirees
The vast majority of recent retirees are claiming Social Security benefits earlier than full retirement age, and it’s costing them significantly, a new study shows.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Government shutdown fight may hinge on Planned Parenthood
Fiscal battle could mirror 2013 Affordable Care Act tussle, says Friedman of the Washington Update.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Boeing blinks on eve of 401(k) fee trial
After nearly a decade’s worth of litigation, a provisional settlement has been announced in Spano v. Boeing Inc., the 401(k) fee class action case that spawned a new era of litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. ... Full Story
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