Monthly Archives: September 2012

What the Elections Will Mean for Health Care

Pending November’s election, CFOs will have some tough decisions to make on healthcare. Continue reading

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Posted in Health & Welfare, Health Reform

US healthcare system in need of giant overhaul

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) broadly criticized the U.S. healthcare system for “falling short on basic dimensions of basic, outcomes, costs and equity” in spite of massive health innovations over the past half-century. Continue reading

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Health care premiums rise 4% to average $15,745

The big news in the health and welfare industry today is a comparatively moderate – but still significant – 4% jump in health insurance premiums this year Continue reading

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A November Surprise?

New 401(k) disclosure regulations could cause a stir in November. Continue reading

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

401(k) and Benefit Education for Employees

Benefits departments need to come up with a set plan on how to respond to plan participants when they ask about their 401(k) plan Continue reading

Posted in Qualified Retirement Plans, Retirement, Retirement Plans

401(k)s for the Self-Employed

Whether you are self-employed or just have income from free-lance work outside your regular job, there are savings plans for individuals that are simple to set up and run—and they can save you thousands of dollars in taxes while boosting your nest egg. Continue reading

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Estate and Gift Tax 2012-2013: The Basics

These two articles from the Wall Street Journal discuss the gift tax exclusion and how to avoid overpaying on your estate taxes. Continue reading

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