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August 21, 2014
7 million can get PPACA coverage early
Nearly 7 million Americans are eligible to sign up for health coverage under PPACA before open enrollment begins in November, Enroll America said Wednesday. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
The quest for the ultimate 401(k)
A lot of features making their way into plans today are aimed at reformulating things to improve retirement readiness and help participants and sponsors gauge how well they and their providers are doing. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
Workers fret getting shifted to exchanges
Most workers are worried their employers will shift them over to the PPACA exchanges to get health coverage, which they believe will result in worse quality care. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
PPACA medical device tax flawed
A medical device tax included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to help fund its mandates is falling short of expectations.... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
Avoiding PPACA excise tax a priority
A Towers Watson survey found that employers generally anticipate a 5.2 percent increase next year in health plan costs. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
DOL taking closer look at brokerage windows
The Department of Labor wants to know more about one of the more advanced options available in some 401(k) plans: brokerage windows.... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
Range of wellness options increase engagement
Employees are far more likely to try a new wellness activity and continue with it if they can sample it for free. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
Physical, financial health linked in new study
People who are good at planning their financial future are more likely to take steps to improve their physical health, a new study finds. ... Full Story
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August 21, 2014
LIMRA and LOMA Announce 2014 Social Media Silver Bowl Winners
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August 20, 2014
Americans still don’t trust the markets
Fifty-one percent of Americans, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security Index survey, still don’t trust the market or haven’t been able to bring themselves to dip their toes back in. ... Full Story
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August 20, 2014
Investors struggle with retirement know-how
Workers are better prepared for retirement despite having little understanding of financial products. ... Full Story
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August 20, 2014
SEC risk control plan could cause ‘pre-emptive runs’
The SEC says fees and obstacles would curb investors heading for the doors at times of market stress. The Fed disagrees. ... Full Story
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August 20, 2014
Participants pass on opportunities for retirement saving
Once they get that coveted 401(k) plan, participants aren’t at all confident about their abilities to make the right choices. ... Full Story
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August 20, 2014
Is a pets-at-work policy wellness' new best friend?
If you’re looking for ways to reduce stress and increase productivity at your workplace, the answer may be at your feet, or curled up on the couch, or chasing your kids around the yard. ... Full Story
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August 20, 2014
New reason people aren’t saving for retirement
The economy’s improvement has changed the top reason people give for not saving for retirement — but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s cause for celebration, because the new reason is given by even more people.... Full Story
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August 20, 2014
Top 5 election issues for small businesses
The halls of Congress continue to resound with the clashing of ideological swords, and that cacophony will only become louder as the fall elections draw near.... Full Story
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