January 31, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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January 31, 2013

401(a)/(k) / 403(b) / 457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS

EBRI: Nearly three quarters of 401(k) plans include target date funds

Savers snub new Roth 401(k) perk

New regs leave 401(k) biz ‘wide open’ for advisers

Family Pension Responses to Liquidity Change and Perceived Returns

European Governments to Take ‘Aggressive Action’ to Tackle Retirement Savings Gap

How to Solve the ‘Equity Dilemma’

Most Retiring 401(k) Participants Leave the Plan

PENSION PLANS

Ford worldwide pension deficit jumps to $18.7 billion

PBGC Sues the Renco Group Inc. for $97 Million in Pension Liabilities

Outlook Worsens for Multi-Employer Pension Plans

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

No plan in sight to avert deep spending cuts in U.S.

Fed Creating $4 Billion In New Money Each Day, Helping To Rig Stock Market

The Challenges Ahead For The Federal Reserve And Economy In 2013

U.S. consumer confidence falls as payroll-tax hike hits income

Companies Plan to Trim Cash Stockpiles

Morningstar Star Ratings: Do They or Don’t They Predict?

U.S. house-price index increases the most in 6 years

Student loan defaults are on the rise, report says

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Why Top Hedge Funds Can’t Outperform the Market

Private-equity jumping into annuities could be bad news for insurers

HEALTH CARE, HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Think Preventive Medicine Will Save Money? Think Again, Some Economists Say

HSAs and HRAs: Assets, Account Balances and Rollovers, 2006-2012

Young and Healthy Will Likely Pay Higher Premiums Due to Age Rating Changes Required by ACA

Employees Willing to Pay for a Range of Voluntary Benefits

Healthcare Firms to Use More Temps

Health Care Reform Places Undue Burden on Businesses

Most Americans Aren’t Familiar with Long-Term Care Insurance and Overstate its Cost, According to InsuranceQuotes.com

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Divesting From Fossil-Fuel Companies Is Unlikely to Harm Endowments, Report Says

Endowments May Be Hedge Funds’ Closest Friend

Fidelity Charitable Sees Record Grants and Contributions in 2012

Development Directors Are Not Miracle Workers

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS
The Pros and Cons of ESOPs

States force jobless to pay needless fees

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements – Part II

Jeffrey H. Snyder
President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
646-484-0188

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