March 7, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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March 7, 2013

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

Entrances, Exits and In-Between: Helping Retirement Plan Participants Make Better Financial Decisions 

Advisers Can Accept Rollover Business from Plan Participants — Sometimes

Target Date Funds Safety Not Always Safe

401(k)s Still an Experiment in the Making

Tax Reforms to Loom Over 401(k)s in 2013

Why 401(k) Investors Chase Performance, and How to Prevent It

Service Provider Reviews Don’t Lead to Greater 401(k) Turnover

PENSION PLANS

2013 State of the U.S. Pension Risk Transfer Marketplace

State and Local Pension Costs: Pre-Crisis, Post-Crisis, and Post-Reform

Public Plans’ Actions Offset Recession Impact

Gotbaum Offers Suggestions for Multiemployer Plan Crisis

Oklahoma House passes defined contribution option

Phoenix voters to grapple with employee pensions, transit safety

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

Dow closes at record high

Oil industry closely watches developments in Venezuela

Decline continues in eurozone’s service sector

Ranking Growth In Tier 1 Economies Since 1980

Economy discourages young Americans from borrowing

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds bristle as EU lawmakers eye new pay target

In Herbalife ‘Short War,’ Hedge Funds Miss the Target

Small hedge funds outdo elite rivals

Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments Rise in Latin America

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Survey flags gap in life coverage among young families

The Reason American Health Care Is Out Of Control

Nurses Spar With Doctors as 30 Million Insured Seek Care

Eating Your Broccoli and Getting Fit Might Not Cut Health Care Costs for Your Employer

Corporate Wellness Programs: Not Quite the Cost Savers

2013 Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care

Sequester Will Cut Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

Cost Savings Through Cost Shifting to Unhealthy Workers

Lower Income Employees May Opt Out of Health Coverage

U.S. Traditional Drug Spend Fell in 2012 for First Time

Long Term Care Insurance Industry Pays $6.6 Billion In Benefits

Will New Health Benefits Wreck Your Finances?

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Study Foresees Big Giving by New Generation of Boston’s Rich

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Employers and Employees Agree on Value of Voluntary Benefits

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

The Next Step to a Uniform Fiduciary Standard — What Can You Do?

SEC: Advisors Routinely Violate Custodial Rules

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

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