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August 26, 2014
Stuck in a low-scoring 401(k)
Which states have a majority of participants enrolled in low-performing plans? ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
California carriers required to cover abortions
Health insurance carriers in California must cover the cost of all abortions. ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
Stress connected to another chronic condition
How's this for stressful: Stress could lead to Type 2 diabetes. ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
Supreme Court urged to hear fiduciary case
The U.S. Solicitor General has produced a brief at the request of the U.S. Supreme Court that recommends the justices hear part of the original claims in Tibble v. Edison International. ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
LGBT Americans more likely to be uninsured
The LGBT community continues to report that its members face greater obstacles in daily life than do non-LGBT adults. A Gallup survey that focused on health insurance once again underscored this social disparity.... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
This state is the happiest in the nation
The pollsters at Gallup report that, when state residents are quizzed in depth about how happy they are with their state, North Dakota always scores high. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Female financial advisors on the rise
According to data from Cerulli Associates, 7.9 percent of financial advisors were women in 2011. That figure jumped to 11.5 percent last year. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Many self-employed barely at subsistence level
Gallup surveyed more than 135,000 self-employed individuals from around the world, and found that, in many other nations, the self-employed exist barely above the poverty line. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Ex-PBGC chief calls for overhaul to avoid bailout
Bradley Belt says the agency needs to rid itself of its "irrational" approach to setting premiums, among other steps. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Mr. Moms get preferential treatment from employers
Research continues to show that males enjoy many workplace perks that are less available to females. Location and time scheduling flexibility are areas where men still prevail. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Golden State voters want more insurance rate regulation
Proposition 45 would give the state insurance commissioner far greater authority to review and either approve or deny request for health care coverage rate hikes. It will appear on the November ballot in California. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
PPACA’s smoking gun
In a year awash with news regarding the myriad aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, from coverage of state exchange issues to the brouhaha surrounding the Supreme Court decision regarding contraceptives, there’s been silence about one particular component of the PPACA.... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Plans with professional advisors do better
This might be come off as one those studies with a fairly obvious conclusion but it’s always good to have hard evidence, right? According to research by EACH Enterprise and co-sponsored by Transamerica Retirement Solutions, retirement plans that have a professional retirement plan advisor achieve better results. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Near-retirement boomers far short of ready
Boomers could be in for a shock. Although they’re the age group closest to retirement, according to a study of 401(k) participants by by Natixis Global Asset Management, 33 percent of them have less than $50,000 put away for the big day, even though they say they’ll need a 401(k) balance of $805,000 to cover living expenses in retirement. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Life insurance accounts for half of inforce voluntary premium
Life insurance accounted for nearly half of inforce voluntary premiums in 2013, according to Eastbridge Consulting Group.... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Millennials unlikely to have any kind of insurance
Millennials are far less likely than their elders to have any kind of insurance. ... Full Story
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