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August 1, 2014
1 in 5 companies replace workers with machines
Automation in jobs: There's good news, and there's bad news. ... Full Story
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August 1, 2014
Late in filing the Form 5500? What you need to know
As most deadline-busters know, the DOL’s Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program is a purgatory of sorts. ... Full Story
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August 1, 2014
LPL Financial takes hit on VAs
Variable annuities have been a big seller for LPL, and for many other firms, despite the problems inherent in making sure they’re suitable for buyers. ... Full Story
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August 1, 2014
Are GLWB products safe?
Plan sponsors have wanted little to do with Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit products but the Institutional Retirement Income Council thinks much of the concern is overblown. ... Full Story
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August 1, 2014
Top 10 states for pension spending
According to figures from the National Institute on Retirement Security, DB pensioners are making quite the economic splash around the country. ... Full Story
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August 1, 2014
Advisors need to plan for retirement, too
While they’re busy helping their clients think about how to prepare for their retirements, advisors apparently aren’t giving a whole lot of thought to their own long-term plans.... Full Story
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August 1, 2014
Hiring activity to hit 4-year high in August
Times are getting better every day for top performers who are looking for new gigs.... Full Story
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August 1, 2014
CDHP analysis shows cost savings
Consumers who switched from a traditional plan to a consumer driven health plan saved money and more efficiently utilized health care services, a new analysis finds.... Full Story
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August 1, 2014
Consistency pays off in 401(k)s, even in bad times
Some people are determined, contributing to their 401(k)s week after week, year after year, whether the market is a happy place or, as it did Thursday, drops 300 points in one go. ... Full Story
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August 1, 2014
Negative PPACA opinion hits all-time high
Negative public opinion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has abruptly hit an all-time high, ending months of continued support and gradual increases in positive opinion of the law.... Full Story
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July 31, 2014
Remaining uninsured hard to reach
About 3.4 million previously uninsured Californians — 58 percent — report getting health insurance since last summer, according to new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, but the remaining uninsured may be nearly impossible to reach.... Full Story
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July 31, 2014
IRA withdrawals at a sustainable rate
Withdrawal rates from IRAs by retirees required to draw from their accounts shows that most are doing so at a rate that will preserve their savings throughout retirement, according to the Employee Benefits Research Institute. ... Full Story
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July 31, 2014
Small biz owners see value in wellness
A survey of more than 200 small business owners by the furniture design firm Turnstone found that almost nine of 10 of those surveyed believe a unique company culture contributes to small biz success. ... Full Story
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July 31, 2014
Pensions deliver $943 billion economic punch
The National Institute on Retirement Security says defined benefit plans support 6.2 million jobs in the U.S. ... Full Story
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July 31, 2014
Too few give thought to withdrawal strategies
The findings of American United Life's latest survey underscore that consumers “need to have a plan for how to withdraw retirement assets and maintain an income throughout their life.” ... Full Story
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July 31, 2014
Faring just fine in retirement
Here's what could be considered a bit of contrarian news: a lot of recent retirees are faring just fine as they sail through their golden years, thanks to their ability to draw on Social Security.... Full Story
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