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May 22, 2015
SEC charges firm, execs with defrauding firefighter, police pension funds
The SEC has charged an investment advisory firm and two of its executives with selling unsuitable investments to pension funds for Atlanta’s police and firefighters, transit workers and other employees. ... Full Story
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May 21, 2015
31 million Americans with health insurance aren’t using it
To offset escalating health insurance costs, employers and insurers have been steadily shifting the burden of paying for medical care to the patients themselves. Higher premiums combined with increasing out-of-pocket expenses have been the primary strategies. The result: More people than ever who have health insurance are considered to be uninsured.... Full Story
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May 21, 2015
Zenefits unleashes more disruption
“This is by far the biggest change to our product since we launched two years ago,” Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad said.... Full Story
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May 21, 2015
SEC charges Atlanta advisor with defrauding police, firefighter pensions
Firm breached its fiduciary duty by selling unsuitable investments to pension funds for the city’s police, firefighters and transit workers, the SEC says.... Full Story
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May 21, 2015
Savant makes Orion Capital its third RIA acquisition in 17 months
Illinois-based Savant’s total AUM rises to nearly $4.5 billion with latest deal. ... Full Story
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May 21, 2015
PIMCO funds down, not out (yet): Morningstar
Still, the group has lost 37 percent of its assets since January 2014, research shows. ... Full Story
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May 21, 2015
Europe is a ‘re-emerging economy’ for U.S. investors
Europe is now institutional investors’ No. 1 foreign investment target, followed by Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. ... Full Story
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May 21, 2015
On Wall Street, if you earn more you cheat more, study finds
Across the industry, about one-third of financial professionals say comp and bonus plans compromise ethical standards. ... Full Story
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May 21, 2015
AHIP's Ignagni moves to corporate side
AHIP COO Karen Ignagni is joining EmblemHealth, replacing its CEO Frank Branchini. ... Full Story
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May 21, 2015
Most are happy with PPACA coverage, Kaiser survey says
A strong majority of individuals who purchased health insurance via an exchange are happy with their coverage. Most consumers purchase coverage, however, based upon the obvious costs — premiums and deductibles — without investigating overall cost of coverage. ... Full Story
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May 20, 2015
Annual family health costs hit nearly $25K
A family of four with employer-sponsored health coverage is shelling out substantially more since the advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The cost of family coverage also is rising so fast that even this standard employee coverage package could trigger the 2018 Cadillac tax. ... Full Story
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May 20, 2015
Record keepers can influence 401(k) contributions
While the greatest single influence on participants in retirement plans to save is the employer match, record keepers’ actions and influence, put together, can add up to a force just as powerful. ... Full Story
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May 20, 2015
Rising cost of specialty drugs concerns employers
Specialty drug cost are rising, but they're often hidden in medical claims rather than pharmaceutical billing.... Full Story
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May 19, 2015
Exchange enrollees study by Truven Health Analytics reveals surprises
It’s only one study based on the health data of one unnamed state. But if the results of the Truven Health Analytics study are at all typical of the general U.S. population, then insurers offering coverage through health care reform exchanges should be braced for some very high utilization numbers by an unexpectedly older consumer population.... Full Story
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May 19, 2015
DB plans fall as DC plans rise
While coverage by some sort of retirement plan is holding fairly steady in recent years, defined benefit plans are increasingly falling by the wayside and giving way to defined contribution plans. ... Full Story
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May 19, 2015
Workers quit as economy improves
More workers are leaving jobs this spring, especially in certain industries such as health care--here are recent statistics on quit rates, layoffs, and hires.... Full Story
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