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July 11, 2014
Pension-advance lenders target retirees
Government investigators says lenders are charging retirees interest rates many times higher than allowed in exchange for lump-sum pension-advance loans. ... Full Story
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July 11, 2014
Uptick in interest rate helps improve DB funding
The funding status of the 100 largest corporate plans improved by $14 billion in June, lowering their aggregate deficit to $252 billion from $266 billion in May. ... Full Story
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July 11, 2014
3% salary bump forecast for 2015
Median base salaries will rise by 3 percent across all main employee categories and most industries, new research says. ... Full Story
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July 11, 2014
Hobby Lobby ruling spilling over to corporate world
About 50 lawsuits filed by corporations nationwide, which were put on hold during the Hobby Lobby appeal, must now be resolved or re-evaluated. ... Full Story
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July 11, 2014
Major work needed before enrollment
New analysis of the first shopping experience in the exchanges under PPACA finds low satisfaction and few results, with many consumers remaining “uninsured and underserved.” ... Full Story
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July 11, 2014
DC participants standing pat
June marked the second-lowest month of trading activity in defined contribution plans since Aon Hewitt began tracking such activity in 1997. ... Full Story
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July 11, 2014
HSA holders don’t understand accounts
Sure, as evidenced by the growing numbers, consumers love their health savings accounts. Problem is, they just don’t really know much about them.... Full Story
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July 11, 2014
Independent RIAs enjoying record profits
Independent RIAs are reaching levels of profitability at record rates, according to Charles Schwab’s 2014 RIA Benchmarking study. ... Full Story
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July 11, 2014
Worrying, but failing to save for retirement
It’s no wonder Americans are stressed. Almost three-quarters of the working population (74 percent) is losing sleep over worries that they may not be able to afford to retire. ... Full Story
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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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