Monthly Archives: December 2014

Largest Ever ERISA Fee Settlement Reached

via Lockton Retirement Services Guidance In a record setting $140,000,000 settlement, Nationwide Financial, the third largest writer of 401(k) plans, has put an end to a class action suit alleging it received undisclosed revenue sharing payments from mutual funds in … Continue reading

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A Lull Before the ObamaCare Rate Storm

via Wall Street Journal Premiums this year are a nice surprise. It’s 2017 when hikes will kick in—‘bronze’ family plans alone could rocket 45%. Americans visiting Healthcare.gov to purchase 2015 health-insurance plans are finding a nice surprise: Average premiums for … Continue reading

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America’s Income Protection Picture

The Council for Disability Awareness released the results of its 2014 consumer survey. America’s Income Protection Picture summarizes the state of working adults’ awareness of their chances for being out of work due to an illness or injury, their knowledge … Continue reading

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2015 Health Plans: It’s Crunch Time to Select

via Wall Street Journal The self-employed are finding it easier to buy health insurance on their own because of the Affordable Care Act, as are workers looking to leave corporate life. But as the 2015 enrollment season ramps up, many … Continue reading

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CEO Council 2014: The CEO’s Top Priorities

via Wall Street Journal More than 100 chief executives of large companies gathered at The Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO Council conference to discuss today’s pressing public-policy and business issues. The CEOs divided into six task forces to debate priorities … Continue reading

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The New Way to Measure Your 401(k)

via Wall Street Journal   The whole way that 401(k) savings are measured is about to be turned on its head—if a new approach catches on. Under the new approach, investors could get a clearer picture of whether they are … Continue reading

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Basic Costs Squeeze Families

via Wall Street Journal The American middle class has absorbed a steep increase in the cost of health care and other necessities as incomes have stagnated over the past half decade, a squeeze that has forced families to cut back … Continue reading

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More Cost of Health Care Shifts to Consumers

via Wall Street Journal Americans increasingly have to dig into their own pockets to pay for medical care, a shift that is helping to curb the growth in health spending by employers and the government. The trend is being accelerated … Continue reading

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Innovations in Health Care: New Treatments, Changing Systems

via RAND Corporation (Full Video Available) Tackling the topic of health care in America is a challenge on any scale, but tackling it in a one-hour discussion panel is a very tall order. That’s what a highly qualified panel of … Continue reading

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What to Do When Health Care Costs Start to Rise Again

via Harvard Business Journal Claims abound that we have permanently bent the health-spending curve. The growth of health spending has indeed declined to historically low rates, driven largely by the Great Recession and the subsequent slow recovery. But slower spending … Continue reading

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