Monthly Archives: June 2011

Long-term care insurance is critical

USNews brings us this simple report on the basics of long-term care insurance and the importance of taking this step to protect yourself. – Eric Long-term care—particularly whether it will be needed, and how much it will cost—is enough to … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Health & Welfare, long term disability

More on healthcare reform mandate

We’ll continue to follow the breaking news on the court’s decision to allow an individual health insurance mandate this week. – Eric A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law that requires Americans to buy … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Welfare, Health Reform, News & Updates

Heatlhcare law may pass constitutional standards

An appeals court in Cincinnati is currently hearing the case of whether the new health care laws will pass a constitutional test. The first round, perhaps surprisingly, showed the law pass the court’s test. The full excerpt below from the … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Welfare, Health Reform, News & Updates

Deloitte survey addresses consumer health behavior

Though lengthy, Deloitte’s fourth annual report on healthcare consumerism points out key trends that must be understood to fully address our nation’s healthcare reform needs. Find the introduction below followed by a link to the full report. – Eric Full … Continue reading

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How will the federal budget affect your costs?

2011 Federal Budget’s Impact On 401(k) Plan Sponsors The impact of the 2011 budget battle between the President and Congress was felt significantly by the Department Of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the primary regulator of ERISA.  EBSA … Continue reading

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Controlling Costs in Light of Health Reform

Check out this full report from Lockton about the challenge to control costs with current health reform measures: Full Report here: Health%20Reform%20Survey%20Alert

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Final Paychecks and Your 401(k)

Final Paychecks and Your 401(k) Employers Should Examine Their Payroll Procedures It is common for a Plan Sponsor to feel comfortable with an internal payroll system they have used for a long time or to rely on a system that … Continue reading

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Nonqualified plans – Executive Decision

This tip from Plan Adviser points to a study showing the number of middle managers participating in non qualified plans jumped from 17 percent to 36 percent in order to cover gaps in 401k funding. If an employer you advise … Continue reading

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Five things that confuse employers about QDIAs

Sticking with the default investment rather than pursuing  QDIAs? This is a great summary of some aspects that can help you be more discerning from Plan Adviser. – Eric Five things that confuse employers about QDIAs James Yang Plan sponsors … Continue reading

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The Benefit Blog Named Top 10 in Compensation and Benefits

Much thanks to HR Daily Advisor for the honor! – Eric The following from HR Daily Adviser: We’ve scoured the blogosphere to find the best resources in Compensation and Benefits. Below are the top 10 blogs that we’re following. Although … Continue reading

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