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September 2, 2014
ERISA’s mid-life crisis
If there’s one thing plan sponsors want above all else, it’s a way to avoid legal hassles. And participants want what they've always wanted: a more secure future. ... Full Story
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September 2, 2014
5 changes ushered in by ERISA
Signed into law 40 years ago, ERISA spawned the PBGC, vesting and more. ... Full Story
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September 2, 2014
Risk-averse and holding too much cash
Many investors are stockpiling more cash than they need as they grow their retirement savings, according to new research from Cerulli. ... Full Story
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September 2, 2014
Brinks hoping to offload 9,000 ex-employees
Brinks Inc. is offering about 9,000 former employees a lump-sum payment in lieu of monthly payments from the company’s pension plan when they retire. ... Full Story
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September 2, 2014
Most employees don’t feel valued
Half of American workers don’t feel valued by their employers, according to the American Psychological Association. ... Full Story
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September 2, 2014
Life insurance gap represents sales opportunity
According to LIMRA, 54 percent of survey respondents do not have an individual life insurance policy. ... Full Story
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September 2, 2014
Riders, exchanges driving popularity of life policies
Life insurance products continue to be popular, particularly as carriers introduce new types of riders and other product features to attract more customers. ... Full Story
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September 1, 2014
Why we Labor Day [infographic]
The first Monday in September is a day to pay tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Consumers getting a handle on HSAs
Nearly twice as many people opened an HSA in 2012 as in 2010. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
IRS releases employer mandate guidance
The Obama administration on Thursday released guidance and draft forms instructing employers on how to comply with the employer mandate under PPACA. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Variable pay raise trend hits 35-year high
Industries that have shied away from providing bonuses are establishing variable pay programs to compete for and retain talent. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Boston U. switches investments in 2 retirement plans
A fund managed by EII Capital Management is about to be removed from the line-up at two Boston University retirement plans. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Is MetLife a SIFI?
The insurer acknowledged in 2013 that it had reached “Stage 3” in the FSOC’s process for designating a non-bank entity systemically vital to the economy. ... Full Story
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August 29, 2014
Full time closer to 50 hours a week
While the average number of hours worked by full-time employees has remained stable over the recent past, a Gallup poll found that lots of folks are working far more hours than the average. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Saving retirement, without the fiduciary risk
Two retirement industry vets are promoting the idea of overhauling the nation's piecemeal approach to DC plans. ... Full Story
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August 28, 2014
Women getting serious about retirement
MassMutual says the average retirement savings balance for women was up 17 percent from a year ago, and 71 percent from 2009. ... Full Story
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