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August 27, 2014
Exposed to too much risk
PIMCO says it can find "no obvious rationale" for differences in the way DC plans are designed in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
The nation’s top 10 public pensions
If there's one thing they have in common, it's that each has an above-average alternative asset allocation. At least in nine cases out of 10. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Prudential wins Questar’s 401(k) business
Prudential Retirement has scored a substantial win in the ever-competitive defined contribution record-keeping business. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Mental illness takes toll on businesses
The sad and tragic death of comedian and actor Robin Williams two weeks ago was a solemn reminder of the toll depression can take on even the most gifted. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Alts expected to play larger role for institutional investors
Institutional investors sure are fond of alternatives. What’s more, they’re so fond of them that many intend to increase the amount they have allocated to them — both in the short- and long-term. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
Millions lack paid sick days
Nearly half of all workers in California don’t get a single paid sick day from their employers. Additionally, this state of affairs is far worse for some classes of employees than others. ... Full Story
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August 27, 2014
HealthCare.gov gets a CEO
Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticut's successful state exchange, will lead HealthCare.gov. ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
Stuck in a low-scoring 401(k)
Which states have a majority of participants enrolled in low-performing plans? ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
California carriers required to cover abortions
Health insurance carriers in California must cover the cost of all abortions. ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
Stress connected to another chronic condition
How's this for stressful: Stress could lead to Type 2 diabetes. ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
Supreme Court urged to hear fiduciary case
The U.S. Solicitor General has produced a brief at the request of the U.S. Supreme Court that recommends the justices hear part of the original claims in Tibble v. Edison International. ... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
LGBT Americans more likely to be uninsured
The LGBT community continues to report that its members face greater obstacles in daily life than do non-LGBT adults. A Gallup survey that focused on health insurance once again underscored this social disparity.... Full Story
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August 26, 2014
This state is the happiest in the nation
The pollsters at Gallup report that, when state residents are quizzed in depth about how happy they are with their state, North Dakota always scores high. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Female financial advisors on the rise
According to data from Cerulli Associates, 7.9 percent of financial advisors were women in 2011. That figure jumped to 11.5 percent last year. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Many self-employed barely at subsistence level
Gallup surveyed more than 135,000 self-employed individuals from around the world, and found that, in many other nations, the self-employed exist barely above the poverty line. ... Full Story
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August 25, 2014
Ex-PBGC chief calls for overhaul to avoid bailout
Bradley Belt says the agency needs to rid itself of its "irrational" approach to setting premiums, among other steps. ... Full Story
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