Monthly Archives: June 2013

Understanding Employee Engagement Can Affect Your Workspace

More than just a buzzword, “employee engagement” has also been referred to as a rebranded term for “employee satisfaction.” Continue reading

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White Paper: Outcomes-Based Health Risk Management

While a wellness program is an important element of any cost-reduction strategy, an organization must understand the difference and implement a true outcomes-based program, such as a Lockton Health Risk Solutions(r) program, to experience a bend in the cost curve. Continue reading

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DOMA DECISION: ITS IMPACT ON RETIREMENT PLANS

DOMA applied to over 1,000 federal laws, statues and essentially the entire realm of federal regulations which all defined “marriage” and “spouse” as excluding same-sex partners, including retirement plans. Continue reading

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Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision to impact COBRA, HIPPA and ERISA

Accordingly, where the terms “marriage” or “spouse” are used in the Tax Code, in COBRA, HIPAA, or ERISA (or any other federal law), the terms have not included same-sex spouses, even if validly married under state law. Continue reading

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Medicare by the Scary Numbers

Medicare’s finances have improved, we’re being told. The trust fund will last longer. The unfunded liability is lower. One of the reasons is said to be ObamaCare. Continue reading

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California bill seeks to prevent employers from cutting worker hours

California lawmakers are expected to vote next week on a bill designed to prevent large employers in the state from cutting back employee work hours to avoid paying for health care. Continue reading

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SEC Proposes New Rules on Money Market Funds

Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to propose rules that would reform the way that money market funds (MMFs) operate. Continue reading

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