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February 9, 2016
Senate to take up DOL fiduciary rule alternatives
More bills have been introduced that mirror other legislative efforts to derail the DOL from implementing its fiduciary rule. Here's what you need to know.... Full Story
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February 9, 2016
Majority of U.S. workers view 401(k)s favorably
Most U.S. workers have a positive view of 401(k) plans, according to an ICI survey — but that's not all.... Full Story
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February 9, 2016
Verizon participants petition SCOTUS on right to sue over de-risking deal
The Supreme Court is being petitioned to review a claim that could clarify when participants in defined benefit pension plans have a right to sue sponsors under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.... Full Story
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February 9, 2016
Voya, TIAA-CREF announce administrative, recordkeeping decisions
Voya is continuing to serve as administrator to a Nestle plan, while in separate news, TIAA-CREF announced it has been chosen as sole recordkeeper by this university.... Full Story
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February 9, 2016
CDC warns about sexual transmission of Zika virus
The Centers for Disease Control recommended that women who travel to areas of the world most affected by the Zika virus get tested upon return to the U.S.... Full Story
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February 8, 2016
Rep. Polis requests a look at DOL fiduciary rule
Why shouldn’t interested members be able to view the version of the DOL's fiduciary rule currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget, asks Rep. Jared Polis.... Full Story
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February 8, 2016
DOL takes on IAM pension plan, trustees
The DOL filed suit against the IAMNPF, the fifth largest multiemployer pension plan in the U.S., which has a funded status of 101 percent, accusing its trustees of breaching fiduciary duty.... Full Story
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February 8, 2016
Student loan debt’s pressure on retirement is growing concern
Student loan debt affects not just saving for retirement, but causes people to delay home purchases, which can also cut the amount of funds they may have available in retirement.... Full Story
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February 8, 2016
New and improved Cadillac Tax not good enough
President Obama’s new-and-improved Cadillac Tax isn’t good enough, say those who worked to kill the previous incarnation of the controversial policy.... Full Story
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February 8, 2016
Small business owners hold conflicting views on retirement preparedness
Most small business owners believe American workers are facing a retirement readiness crisis--but more than half believe their own employees are on track to retire.... Full Story
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February 5, 2016
CDC report says fetal alcohol syndrome not just caused by heavy-drinking moms
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a disorder that could affect millions of babies whose mothers drink during the early phases of pregnancy, according to a new report from the CDC.... Full Story
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February 5, 2016
Aggregate pension funded level lower at 2015 end
Two reports indicate that pension funding levels have decreased.... Full Story
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February 5, 2016
Investors don't understand global fixed income, ignoring advisors
Retail investors are missing out on global diversification of their portfolios — in spite of advisors recommending that a client’s portfolio contain some global fixed-income securities.... Full Story
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February 5, 2016
Obama proposes new Cadillac Tax
President Obama has floated an alternative Cadillac Tax that he hopes will be more feasible politically.... Full Story
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February 5, 2016
Market volatility worries plan participants
Plan participants were anxious about volatility in recent weeks--here are some numbers from Fidelity about retirement plan contributions and more.... Full Story
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February 4, 2016
Semi-finalists chosen in National Financial Plan Competition
The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) is pleased to announce the results of the first stage of this year’s National Financial Plan Competition. Four teams from Bryant, California State Northridge, Central Michigan and Clarion Universities have advanced to the Semi-Finals and will start preparing their presentations for a web conference in front of the Board of Directors during their Annual Board Meeting on March 3rd. ... Full Story
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