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April 24, 2015
Workplace suicide new disturbing trend
There is a disturbing new trend in workplaces: suicide. And employers need to act now on addressing the problem.... Full Story
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April 24, 2015
Americans not returning to stocks
The 2009 plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that came on the heels of the financial meltdown has left a lasting impression on Americans, most of whom still haven’t returned to investing. ... Full Story
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April 24, 2015
Lawmaker wants mandated employer contributions
Another lawmaker is proposing new retirement policy that would require employers with 10 or more employees offer a defined-contribution type savings plan.... Full Story
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April 24, 2015
Big growth expected for pet insurance
According to an industry report, pet insurance revenue is expected to grow by nearly 13 percent in 2015.... Full Story
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April 24, 2015
Out-of-pocket costs jump 11 percent
Out-of-pocket costs for patients rose 11 percent last year, according to a TransUnion Healthcare report.... Full Story
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April 24, 2015
Focus on work-life balance will drive higher productivity
Employers that want their troops to be both happy and productive should focus on the happy part first, and then wait for the productivity to materialize. ... Full Story
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April 24, 2015
Lawmakers back military retirement reform
At least some of the massive changes proposed in January by a panel reviewing the military retirement system are getting House and Senate panel backing.... Full Story
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April 24, 2015
Monitoring device makers take CDHC to next level
While data behemoths Google, Apple and Amazon are driving much of the innovation, private companies are also making significant contributions... Full Story
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April 24, 2015
Fund expense ratios falling, revenues rising
Fund fees are dropping, but volume is driving fee revenue higher. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2015
ACO growth hit skids in 2014
The growth in numbers of accountable care organizations continued in 2014, although at a slower pace than in previous years.... Full Story
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April 23, 2015
PPACA HIT repeal bill gaining steam
A HIT repeal bill has been endorsed on both sides of the aisle in Congress.... Full Story
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April 23, 2015
New research supports streamlining DC menus
Two academics from the Wharton School of Business have produced a paper suggesting one large plan’s effort to streamline its defined contribution plan created potential savings of $20.2 million for participants over a 20-year period, or $9,400 per participant. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2015
New mobile workforce requires corporate policies
Call ‘em the 10 percenters — those mobile-equipped workers who are 10 percent more likely than most of their peers to mix work and personal activities on their mobile devices. ... Full Story
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April 23, 2015
PPACA customers much happier with exchanges
In year two of Obamacare, the satisfaction level with the enrollment process shot up for those who obtained coverage through the exchange system.... Full Story
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April 23, 2015
PPACA spurs growth in food stamps
Is the government mastering the public enrollment process thanks to its experience with signing folks up for Obamacare coverage? An analysis by the Associated Press seems to indicate just that.... Full Story
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April 23, 2015
Vision insurance leads way in voluntary growth
Vision insurance sales increased a whopping 24 percent last year over 2013, leading the way in worksite voluntary sales growth, according to new industry data.... Full Story
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