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November 25, 2014
DOL granted access to papers in Northrop fee case
A federal judge has permitted the Department of Labor access to documents amassed by plaintiffs’ attorneys in claims against two of Northrop Grumman’s defined contribution plans.... Full Story
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November 25, 2014
Should 401(k) participants be tested for financial literacy?
Yale's Ian Ayers is back at it, making headlines with an idea about retirement sure to be viewed as controversial. ... Full Story
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November 25, 2014
Top 5 employee success measures
Despite overall satisfaction and pride in their jobs, Americans report making significant personal sacrifices to make ends meet. ... Full Story
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November 25, 2014
5 year-end items for all plan sponsors to check
As the end of the year approaches, there are always a bunch of things that need to be done before the calendar changes, or right after the New Year rolls in. ... Full Story
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November 25, 2014
HHS proposes slew of 2016 enrollment rules
If enrollees in PPACA plans don’t change their plans during next year’s enrollment season and find cheaper coverage, then federal health officials might do it for them. ... Full Story
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November 25, 2014
Supreme Court declines to hear KeyCorp case
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a petition from plaintiffs to review the rejection of an appeal of an ESOP claim brought against KeyCorp and its fiduciaries.... Full Story
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November 25, 2014
PBGC to protect 401(k) assets rolled into pensions
Fewer employers offer a defined-benefit plan but where they do, the PBGC decision could help encourage participants looking for a guaranteed lifetime income stream.... Full Story
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November 25, 2014
Double-digit spike in drug spending
The United States leads the way in worldwide spike in drug sales. ... Full Story
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November 25, 2014
LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute: Total Annuity Sales Fall Two Percent in Third Quarter
Lower Interest Rates Impact Fixed Annuity Sales ... Full Story
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November 24, 2014
Uninsureds say coverage is too pricey to buy
About a quarter of those who are uninsured say they didn’t think they’d be able to find a plan they could afford.... Full Story
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November 24, 2014
Mondays really are a killer (in the workplace)
Mondays are the most likely days for a workplace murder to occur. ... Full Story
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November 24, 2014
Assurant Health joins PPACA exchanges
Assurant Health is selling individual major medical plans on exchanges in 16 states this year. Last year, they did not participate in any.... Full Story
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November 24, 2014
10 worst states for public employees’ pensions
Some of the measures used to calculate the financial condition of state public pensions can give even the best actuaries a headache.... Full Story
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November 24, 2014
3 ways retirement advisors can step up their game
As sponsors shift their mindset to improving outcomes for employees, they’re expecting advisors to do so as well.... Full Story
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November 24, 2014
Public wants feds out of health care
A new Gallup poll reveals the majority of Americans — 52 percent — say it’s not the federal government's responsibility to ensure that all Americans have health care coverage, the third consecutive year the public has held that view.... Full Story
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November 24, 2014
Boom in socially responsible investing
What are known as “sustainable, responsible and impact” investing assets domiciled in the U.S. have soared, increasing by 76 percent in just two years.... Full Story
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