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Index Crediting Strategy for Voya’s Annuities Suite

Mon, 2015-09-28 13:34
Voya Financial announces a new index crediting strategy for its suite of fixed index annuity products.
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Retirement Plan Investors Abandoning Asset-Class Preference

Mon, 2015-09-28 12:11
More investors are turning to unconstrained multi-asset class solutions, a survey suggests.
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FPA, AARP Research Reveals Social Security Knowledge Gap

Mon, 2015-09-28 11:23
It is critical that pre-retirees learn how benefits are calculated to improve their claiming decisions.
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blines Ask the Experts Must a Frozen 401a DB Plan Be Terminated

Mon, 2015-09-28 08:56
“I read with great interest your Ask the Experts Q&A on frozen plans, since our organization has a frozen Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) 401(a) plan as well.
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PBGC Issues New Solvency Projections

Mon, 2015-09-28 07:59
Modest improvements show in solvency of multiemployer and single-employer programs
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Private Equity Firms to Acquire Ascensus Inc

Mon, 2015-09-28 03:44
Genstar Capital and Aquiline Capital Partners have agreed to acquire Ascensus Inc. from J.C. Flowers & Co.
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Millennials Must Understand Both Sides of Balance Sheet

Sun, 2015-09-27 23:38
Many Millennial workers show a healthy focus on paying down debt—student debt especially—but their actions reveal little appreciation for opportunities on both sides of the balance sheet.
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Retirement Industry People Moves September 21 to September 25

Fri, 2015-09-25 08:30
USI Insurance acquires Benefit Controls of the Carolinas, and investment consultant LCG Associates expands footprint.
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SURVEY SAYS Provider Help with Participant Communications

Fri, 2015-09-25 07:54
The list of required disclosures to participants continues to grow.
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Inside Perspective on Transamerica

Fri, 2015-09-25 06:55
“Scale is a very important part of the economics that drive this business,” says Transamerica's Kent Callahan, telling PLANSPONSOR the move to take on Mercer’s DC administration business is all about scale and superior service.
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Retirement Plan Participants Want to Be Socially Responsible

Fri, 2015-09-25 03:10
Nine in 10 want investments to align with values.
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Health Benefits Education Important to Financial Plan

Fri, 2015-09-25 02:57
Employers and health plan providers need to simplify health benefits education and guidance so employees can make decisions that are best for their overall finances.
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Transamerica to Take on Mercer DC Recordkeeping Business

Fri, 2015-09-25 00:14
Transamerica will become the preferred defined contribution recordkeeping provider for Mercer's total benefit outsourcing and total retirement outsourcing clients.
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EDI Offers Advanced Equity Analytics

Thu, 2015-09-24 08:28
The service now enables clients to better identify the sources of risk and returns in their portfolios.
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After-Tax HSAs a Strategy for Avoiding Excise Tax

Thu, 2015-09-24 06:02
Most employers do not facilitate after-tax contributions to health savings accounts (HSAs), but they should consider it as a potential strategy to avoid the ACA excise tax on high-cost health plans.
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Buck Consultants Reveals Instant Pension Risk Monitor

Thu, 2015-09-24 02:47
Companies sponsoring defined benefit plans can work with Buck Consultants to map pension risks and strategies in real time.
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Participants Welcome More Contact With Plan Providers

Thu, 2015-09-24 01:25
Younger investors are especially interested in learning more about other products.
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Financial Engines Offers Advice to More 401k Participants

Wed, 2015-09-23 05:39
Participants no longer have to be enrolled in the managed account program to speak with an investment adviser.
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IRS Publishes ACA Resource for Employers

Wed, 2015-09-23 01:50
The resource is for companies that fit the definition of “applicable large employer.­”
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30 Million Recently Tapped Retirement Savings for Emergency

Wed, 2015-09-23 00:58
Another 21 million Americans aren’t saving for retirement.
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