Monthly Archives: December 2015

IRS Grants Short-Term Reprieve from ACA Reporting Deadlines

via Lockton Benefit Group The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today gave employers and health insurers from coast to coast a most welcome holiday gift: A delay in the deadlines for employer and insurers reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … Continue reading

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Genetic Testing May Be Coming to Your Office

via Wall Street Journal Employers want workers to know what’s in their genes. A handful of firms are offering employees free or subsidized tests for genetic markers associated with metabolism, weight gain and overeating, while companies such as Visa Inc., … Continue reading

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The Health of Obamacare

via Wall Street Journal More than five years ago, the Affordable Care Act—what most of us call Obamacare—was passed into law with two big declared goals: to reduce the number of Americans who lack health insurance and to cut health … Continue reading

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The U.S. Pays a Lot More for Top Drugs Than Other Countries

via Bloomberg Business Prices for brand-name drugs are typically higher in the U.S. than other developed countries. The drug industry has argued it’s misleading to focus on U.S. list prices that exclude discounts struck behind closed doors with insurers. A … Continue reading

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Delaying Today’s Compensation Could Pay Off In The Future

via Forbes Nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans have been around since the legendary boxer Sugar Ray Robinson signed a deal with the International Boxing Club of New York in 1957. And yet this popular compensation planning tool is still misunderstood. … Continue reading

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Surprise: Your Life-Insurance Rates Are Going Up

via Wall Street Journal Major insurers are breaking a long-standing industry taboo of raising rates on life-insurance policies they sold to consumers years ago, in the latest fallout from a prolonged stretch of low interest rates. In recent months, several insurers have notified … Continue reading

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Rule Changes on Money-Market Funds: What Investors Need to Know

via Wall Street Journal — This article features commentary from Samuel Henson, Vice President of Lockton Retirement Services. If you have cash parked in a money-market mutual fund in a 401(k) or similar plan, you may want to start preparing for … Continue reading

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