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April 15, 2014
85 percent of public pensions could go bust in 30 years
Public pension plans now have just $3 trillion to invest to be able to pay out future benefits of $10 trillion over the next decades. ... Full Story
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April 15, 2014
PBGC could go down due to underfunded multiemployer pension plans
A report by the Government Accountability Office found that while the most severely distressed multiemployer plans have taken steps to address their funding problems, some did not. ... Full Story
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April 15, 2014
Enrollment surge didn’t help public opinion
The administration may have praised the late surge of enrollments in PPACA, but the public doesn’t seem any more impressed by the law because of it. ... Full Story
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April 15, 2014
At Amazon, they pay you to quit
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has equipped his managers with a tool dubbed the “Pay to Quit” program, offering unhappy workers a bonus to leave. ... Full Story
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April 15, 2014
Illinois Senate approves bill to create retirement plan
Called the Secure Choice plan, it would give them access to savings accounts that would be similar to traditional IRAs. ... Full Story
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April 15, 2014
TIAA-CREF to buy Nuveen Investments
Financial services provider TIAA-CREF announced Monday that it will acquire Nuveen Investments, a diversified investment management company with approximately $221 billion in assets under management.... Full Story
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April 15, 2014
The fast-fading days of retiree health coverage
Employers are trying out all kinds of approaches to better manage retiree health costs, though the day will eventually come when just a handful will offer such benefits to the over-65 set.... Full Story
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April 15, 2014
Failing to live up to diversity, inclusion goals
Despite efforts over the years to take diversity and inclusion in the workplace seriously, evidence continues to surface that suggests neither are organizational priorities.... Full Story
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April 14, 2014
Not one company on London stock index offers pensions to new hires
In the last 10 years, the use of matching contributions has nearly doubled, with more than three-quarters of the FTSE 100 now using matching contributions. ... Full Story
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April 14, 2014
Most baby boomers don’t understand the retirement tax landscape
More Americans know how lottery winnings are taxed than how Social Security, IRAs, Roth IRAs and 401(k)s are taxed, a study found. ... Full Story
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April 14, 2014
Stay-at-home moms on the rise
More U.S. women are staying at home rather than working, either by choice or lack of job opportunities. ... Full Story
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April 14, 2014
Aon offers employers new personal financial tool
Aon Hewitt said that it is “teaming up” with HelloWallet to make its personal finance tools available to Aon’s vast client base. ... Full Story
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April 14, 2014
Four in 10 employers think PPACA has impacted their firm’s retirement savings plans
Fifty-five percent of those who think the PPACA has changed their retirement benefits plans said they are spending less on retirement benefits and shifting costs to workers. ... Full Story
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April 14, 2014
5 most expensive LTC markets
It’s commonly asserted that long-term care coverage isn’t cheap. And in some parts of the country, it really isn’t cheap.... Full Story
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April 14, 2014
Carriers see no improvement in their exchange
Health carriers in Nevada are rejecting the idea that their state's public exchange administration is working any better.... Full Story
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April 14, 2014
Burwell has insurance ties
The health insurance and employee benefits communities have had much less experience with Sylvia Mathews Burwell — the new Health and Human Services secretary nominee — than they have had with the outgoing secretary, Kathleen Sebelius.... Full Story
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