Monthly Archives: May 2012

Planning for Health Care Costs in Retirement

Two key employee benefits – retirement plans and healthcare – are linked together more closely by the decade. Studies show that healthcare costs in retirement continue to be a major factor in whether or not retirement savings hold up. Consider the following headlines: Continue reading

Posted in Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans

Educated employees cut health costs – 3 top stories

Following trends in the group health insurance marketplace, these articles focus on three key ways to empower employees to make better decisions: consumer driven health plans, health savings accounts and corporate wellness programs. But do they work? Continue reading

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4 Headlines on the Affordable Care Act

As the Affordable Care Act eases closer to approval, these four articles from Health Affairs paint a picture of the pending changes and legal questions. Continue reading

Posted in Health & Welfare, Health Reform

5 top retirement headlines to show you’re not prepared

A growing heap of evidence shows most of us are not prepared for retirement. Whether you are planning for your own late-life care or thinking about your employees, these five articles highlight critical issues. Continue reading

Posted in Health, Health & Welfare, Non Qualified Retirement Plans, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement

5 Top Headlines in Retirement News

A healthy retirement at age 60 is no longer a sure thing. Headlines show Social Security is not a reliable source of post-retirement income for those currently under 40, and the new retirement age will be closer to 67-70 in the years to come. Read on for more understanding of the challenges facing younger generations when planning for retirement. Continue reading

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4 Retirement Objectives for your Small Business

Those who run small to moderate sized family businesses have a whole different set of considerations when it comes to retirement. You may not pay into a company provided 401k plan bi-monthly, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have retirement on your radar. Consider these articles highlighting retirement objectives for owners of small businesses. Continue reading

Posted in Estate Planning, Executive Benefits, Non Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement, Retirement Plans

Feds Outline “Minimum Value” (from Lockton)

Federal regulators last week asked for input from employers and insurers regarding two new reporting obligations under the federal health reform law, and supplied the first peek behind the curtain regarding an important aspect of 2014’s employer “play or pay” mandate. Continue reading

Posted in News & Updates, Non Qualified Retirement Plans, Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement, Retirement Plans