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October 31, 2014
Conflicts of interest on DOL’s radar
More than 75 percent of consulting firms to pensions act as both investment managers and outside consultants for their clients, according to the SEC.... Full Story
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October 31, 2014
Think tank questions feasibility of Hatch plan
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College challenges some of the assumptions it finds in the proposed SAFE Act.... Full Story
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October 31, 2014
Employers fight back over wellness litigation
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s apparent campaign against certain types of corporate wellness programs is getting push-back from the business community.... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
What a GOP Senate could mean for PPACA
What will happen to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act if Republicans take control of the Senate after next week’s election?... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
Bills get in the way of saving for retirement
Americans are having such a tough time saving for their post-work years, they regard Social Security as critical. ... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
Busting baby boomer housing myths
Fewer boomers than believed intend to downsize or forsake cold northern climes for sunny beaches or desert views.... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
Great-West renamed Empower
Great-West Financial, the second largest retirement plan provider in the country, has announced the renaming of its business.... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
Math is hard
Being able to work with numbers turns out to be a much greater barrier to health insurance than illiteracy.... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
Schwab launches automated portfolios
The automated investment advisory service will be available to retail investors in the first quarter of 2015; RIAs will be able to offer a white-label version “shortly thereafter.”... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
Owens-Illinois settles with former members of DB plan
The decade-long dispute between former members of Owens-Illinois defined benefit plan and the Ohio-based global manufacturer of glass containers is finally settled.... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
5 unconventional employee benefits
Employee benefits aren’t all health plans and 401(k)s -- some defy convention.... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
Benefits admin outsourcing gathers steam
The shift to outsourcing benefits administration is rapidly gaining momentum as more employers slim down staff and hand off complicated administrative issues to outside experts.... Full Story
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October 30, 2014
Employer mandate will have ‘little impact’
A new Commonwealth Fund brief says PPACA's employer mandate will have very little impact on the U.S. labor force.... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
SHOP website troubleshooting underway
SHOP’s soft launch has begun. ... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
Passive funds continue advance on DC world
Two-thirds of the advisors surveyed are now including passively managed funds, compared to 54 percent last year. ... Full Story
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October 29, 2014
Millennials drag on parents’ retirement savings, plans
Six in 10 American parents are providing financial support to their adult children, regardless of its effect on their retirement plans.... Full Story
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