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May 27, 2015
Obama PBGC nominee awaits Senate approval
The White House announced the nomination W. Thomas Reeder Jr. as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. last week. ... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
Thousands of 401(k)s fail non-discrimination tests
More than 54,000 401(k) plans failed their most recent non-discrimination tests by the IRS, according to new data from Judy Diamond Associates. ... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
Employers dropping spousal coverage
Fewer employers are offering full or even partial spousal coverage, as corporations redesign their benefits packages in response to the shifting health benefits landscape.... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
RIAs not completely off the hook with DOL
RIAs advising 401(k) plans that don’t have broker-dealer affiliations or revenue relationships with proprietary investment products will likely feel little impact from the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule, according to attorneys at Drinker Biddle. ... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
Habitual retirement saving higher among wealthy
Those who save habitually for retirement have higher incomes than those who don’t have the savings habit—and their incomes are considerably higher than the global average of habitual savers, too. ... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
Families fail to discuss elder care costs
They’re worried about it, but that doesn’t mean they’re planning for it, or even talking about it. And the cost of elder care can derail retirement, whether it’s the retirement of those receiving care or the younger generation paying for it. ... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
Overhead costs soar under PPACA
As is becoming clear, there’s nothing cheap about affordable health insurance for the masses. Defining the actual cost to insurers and others has been a tricky matter. Now, someone has put a number on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s overhead. ... Full Story
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May 26, 2015
6 steps to change how candidates view your brand
How many times have job-hunting friends or colleagues said, “Jeez, I interviewed for two hours two weeks ago and have yet to hear back from the HR department.” ... Full Story
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May 26, 2015
Attorney Gregory Herman-Giddens Named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
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May 26, 2015
Workers got more in-plan income guarantees last year
More participants in employer-sponsored retirement plans had access to in-plan income guarantees in 2014, and more of them chose such an option.... Full Story
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May 26, 2015
Research affiliates: Expect less than 1% per year over 10 years
The firm weighs in on the Summers-Bernanke debate — each side with its investment implications — over the cause of slow growth. ... Full Story
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May 26, 2015
‘Huge, nasty morning after’ coming for markets: Stockman
Fed has reflated a bubble, which spells trouble for stock and bonds, the former OMB head says on CNBC. ... Full Story
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May 26, 2015
Andy Friedman: One big date that could shake markets, tax code
Four major political 'forcing event' deadlines are likely to occur around Sept. 30, the political analyst says. ... Full Story
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May 26, 2015
Large pension fiduciaries criticize buybacks
The fiduciaries of four large pension plans—two states and two cities—joined together in writing an open letter in their fiduciary capacity that criticized corporations’ stock buyback activities, questioning the corporations’ long-term viability when so much of their resources are devoted to rewarding stockholders instead of reinvesting in their businesses.... Full Story
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May 26, 2015
IRA balances soar
The average IRA balance rose to $119,804 in 2013, an increase of 30.4 percent from 2010, and 14.1 percent from 2012, according to new data from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. ... Full Story
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May 26, 2015
People working longer, delaying Social Security
It seems people are getting the message: delay retirement and put off Social Security, and come in for a larger benefit when you do claim.... Full Story
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