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August 27, 2015
Little competition in Medicare Advantage market
Consumer advocates worry recent mergers by carrier giants will reduce the already-sparse competition that exists among private Medicare health plans.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Brokers' PPACA fears subsiding
An annual broker survey by Aflac found brokers are generally much more bullish about PPACA as it takes shape in the marketplace.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Onboarding falling short
It's hard to avoid mishaps during the first days and weeks of a new job, and it's partially your boss's fault.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Wellness implementation nearly doubles
Brokers are pushing wellness plans on their corporate clients, and they’re getting pretty good take-up on their offers.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
SEC reveals gaping holes in suitability standard
An SEC review of transactions made between January 2011 and December 2012 found found all firms involved deficient in maintaining and enforcing the suitability standard.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Claiming Social Security early is hurting retirees
The vast majority of recent retirees are claiming Social Security benefits earlier than full retirement age, and it’s costing them significantly, a new study shows.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Government shutdown fight may hinge on Planned Parenthood
Fiscal battle could mirror 2013 Affordable Care Act tussle, says Friedman of the Washington Update.... Full Story
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August 27, 2015
Boeing blinks on eve of 401(k) fee trial
After nearly a decade’s worth of litigation, a provisional settlement has been announced in Spano v. Boeing Inc., the 401(k) fee class action case that spawned a new era of litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. ... Full Story
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August 26, 2015
RIA argues TDFs way too risky
This RIA is no fan of the target date fund landscape.... Full Story
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August 26, 2015
Cadillac tax threatening FSAs
There’s more data available that suggests that, unless the so-called Cadillac tax is repealed, flexible spending accounts may be targeted for extinction.... Full Story
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August 26, 2015
FinCEN floats long-awaited AML rule for advisors
Proposed rule would also require advisors to file Currency Transaction Reports.... Full Story
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August 26, 2015
A new online platform to limit investment losses
Vest offers downside protection — and leveraged upside gains — on about 700 stocks and ETFs.... Full Story
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August 26, 2015
Wave goodbye to a September rate hike: Fixed income experts
A collapse of commodity prices, decline in markets globally and volatile political landscape may force the Fed to postpone raising interest rates.... Full Story
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August 26, 2015
HSA contributions higher when investment option used
There may not be many individuals with health savings accounts who use the investment option such accounts offer, but those who do contribute more, and their balances are larger.... Full Story
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August 26, 2015
Retirement savings, physical health challenging for workers
They may be seeking more help for their investments than for their health, but that doesn’t mean that people are preparing adequately for retirement.... Full Story
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August 26, 2015
40 percent of subsidized households could lose benefit
Forty percent of households that received subsidies for their coverage in 2015 haven’t properly filed 2014 tax returns yet and, in theory, won’t be able to apply for a subsidy in 2016 as a result.... Full Story
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