April 1, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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April 1, 2013

401(a)/(k) / 403(b) / 457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS AND FINANCIAL PLANNING

Requiring Choices by Employees: Employer Health and Retirement Plans Converging

The Impact of On-line Calculators and Financial Advisors on Setting Adequate Retirement-Savings Targets

State, local government DC plans’ participation rates steady in 2012

How Do You Know What’s Working in Your DC Plan?

401(k) In-Plan Advice Users More At Ease About Retirement

Maybe We Should Retire The Word ‘Retire’

Legislative and Regulatory Issues Retirement Plan Sponsors Need To Follow in 2013 

Using Whole Life to Save for Retirement

Defined contribution executives slow in catching on

Waiting periods on 401(k) plans can be costly for workers

PENSION PLANS

Assets of U.S. public pension funds aren’t back to 2007 level

Public Pension Reform Success Stories

Significant Changes in Pension Plan Participation, 1979-2011

Montana House approves state employee raises, pension fixes

When to Begin Social Security? Even Advisors Aren’t Sure

Verizon Pension Plan Members Can Sue as Group Over Transfer

Pension Funds Increasingly Focused on ‘Culture of Risk’

Pensions need to share pain when cities go broke

Are Pensions Dead?

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

U.S. economy was stronger in Q4 than expected

S&P 500’s new high is “an important message for investors”

IPOs pick up without help from JOBS Act

Real Disposable Income Per Capita: Up Only 0.2% Since February 2012

Latest U.S. GDP Data Show Economy Weak At Year’s End But Corporate Profits Near Record High

Equity-based securities gain steam

Consumer spending up for fourth straight month

Amounts of Personal Debt Have Increased

Anxiety Might Continue Fueling Bull Market

Satisfaction Levels Keep Improving for ETFs

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge-Fund Folly

Britain’s private equity titans have tumbled

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Long-Term Care Needs Sneak Up On Us

Some healthcare costs may rise when “Obamacare” implemented

Employers turn to tech for wellness

Public Entities Seeing Huge Insurance Hikes

Unfit for Work: the Startling Rise of Disability in America

Deal Reached to Require Paid Sick Leave for Employees in New York City

AMA Pushes for Better Insurance Exchange Networks

Obamacare Expected to Make Health Care Cheaper — Just Not Right Away

Ancillary Employee Benefits Becoming More Important

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

The Secret to More Effective Philanthropy: Funding the Unknown

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Recruitment and Retention of Older Workers: Considerations for Employers

Nonprofits and their CEOs: Piercing the compensation veil

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

U.S. companies structure overseas accounts to maximum advantage

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

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