January 28, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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January 28, 2013

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

Boomers Delay Retirement, Earn More

Preretirement 401(k) Distributions on the Rise

The Value of Retirement Plans as Savings Vehicles: What If Tax Rates Change?

Handling In-Plan Roth Conversions Under Your 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) Plan

Exercise Due Diligence When Choosing a Retirement Plan Advisor

DC Plans Need More Diversification Options

A Kinder, Gentler KKR Wants A Piece Of Your 401(k)

IBM’s 401(k) matching policy could trigger tech sector change

Diversification Pays Off for Target-Date Funds

PENSION PLANS

Pensions Bet Big With Private Equity

Pensions and Hurricane Sandy Hurt AT&T’s Earnings

Legislators considering pension system overhaul

Cities Urge Public Pension Funds to Divest From Gun Makers

Benefit Enhancement in Public Employee Pension Plans: Evidence from Three Sources

The Last Private Industry Pension Plans: A Visual Essay

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

More money likely will flow into investments, says BofA’s Moynihan

Bond buying boosts Fed’s balance sheet to record $3T

Rise in Leading Index Signals US Expansion Into 2013

More than a quarter of Spanish workers are unemployed

Low Interest Rates Are Driving Insurers Out of the Bond Market

Leading Asset Managers Losing Institutional Assets

Exchange-Traded Trillions

Treasurys Slip on Upbeat Economic Data

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Investors pulled money from hedge funds in December capping a volatile Q4

Central clearing will affect hedge funds

Hedge-Fund Outlook: Better for Institutions

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Health Care: Making the Macro Decisions

Average Health Insurer Rejects More Than 1 In 5 Applications

Health Care Threatens to Crush U.S. Growth

Health Data Crosses State Lines

Telehealth To Grow Six-Fold By 2017

Health Insurance Exchanges: Coming to a Store Near You?

State of Wellness Initiatives in the Workplace

What to expect in 2013 in voluntary long-term care insurance

Many States Are Making Wide-Ranging Improvements To Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment Systems to Prepare for the Affordable Care Act in 2014

Health Insurance Declination Rate Increases to More than 20 percent

Healthcare Costs, Taxes Worry US Small Businesses Most

Employers Rely on Increased Employee Contributions to Help Control Health Care Costs

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Lack of Money Hampers Expansion of Nonprofit Programs, Study Finds

Workplace-Giving Campaign’s Shift to E-Giving Is Risky

Philanthropy 2.0: Giving in the Digital Age

Giving Will Barely Rise in 2013, Forecast Predicts

Charitable Giving Linked to Higher Stocks, Not Lower Taxes

COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Which is More Important to Recent Grads: Salary or Benefits?

Sales Compensation Teaming: Myth or Reality?

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Advisers’ compliance is challenged by social media innovation

Effect of Election Results for Plan Sponsors

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

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