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July 10, 2014
Insurance industry hazy on pot legalization
Industry experts say recreational marijuana is not having a big impact on insurance and premiums — at least not yet. ... Full Story
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July 10, 2014
Many closest to retirement are ill-prepared
BlackRock says 55-year-olds are prepared to replace a greater share of their income in retirement compared to 60- and 64-year olds. ... Full Story
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July 10, 2014
4 ways to engage workforce
Only 30 percent of employees say they are engaged by their jobs and their company, according to a recent Gallup study. ... Full Story
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July 10, 2014
Black chamber taps MassMutual to guide members’ retirement plans
The National Black Chamber of Commerce has endorsed MassMutual Retirement as its preferred provider of 401(k) plans. ... Full Story
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July 10, 2014
HSA enrollment posts double-digit growth
Health plans that include health savings accounts continue to rise in popularity — experiencing double-digit growth over last year. ... Full Story
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July 10, 2014
5 things to know about the new longevity annuity rules
In recognition of the reality that many Americans will live well into their 80s, the Department of Treasury recently issued final rules making Deferred Income Annuities more accessible to those with good genes and perhaps inadequate savings.... Full Story
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July 10, 2014
Obesity can cut lifespan by 14 years
Obesity is closely connected to heart disease, diabetes and other conditions that can drive up health care costs for employers. Obese employees also may be less capable of performing basic physical tasks that their jobs require. However, employers may not realize that severe obesity can shorten someone’s life — and time of productivity in the workforce — by as much as 14 years.... Full Story
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July 10, 2014
1 in 4 expected to drop out of Colorado exchange
Nearly a quarter of enrollees in health coverage in Colorado’s health exchange are expected to either drop their plan or not pay for coverage in 2015.... Full Story
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July 10, 2014
Public pensions overly optimistic about returns
Many of the nation's public pensions are using an assumed rate of return that is overly optimistic and, as a result, may eventually be unable to meet their obligations to retirees, according to a study by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank and policy group. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
Advisors want more Social Security help
Over 60 percent of advisors who provide clients with Social Security scenarios or recommend specific strategies said they were willing to pay a fee for that support. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
Thousands still lack PPACA coverage
Just because consumers are paying for health care coverage though the exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act doesn’t mean they’re actually getting coverage.... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
On their way out? 401(k) revenue-sharing deals
About 13 percent of plans had no form of revenue sharing whatsoever last year, a figure that most expect will only grow. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
GAO finds plenty to fix in Form 5500
The GAO thinks the form could provide more plan clarity and improve how service provider fee information is disclosed. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
4 ways to empower your HR talent process
Most companies are still in survival mode with respect to talent acquisition and development. Here are four guidelines for improving the corporate talent process, from consulting firm CED. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
MassMutual, BlackRock offer new managed option
MassMutual and BlackRock have teamed to offer 401(k) plans managed advisory services at what they said is a fraction of typical costs. ... Full Story
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July 9, 2014
PBGC places moratorium on shutdown rule
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. said its moratorium on the enforcement of 4062(e) regulation cases would last until the end of the year. ... Full Story
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