April 16, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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April 16, 2013

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

Ripple Effects

DC plans better prepared for downturns

Fee Disclosure an Opportunity to Tout Plan Value

Annuities May Be a Good Fit for DC Plans

DC plans wrestle with risk question

The ‘4%’ retirement myth

What Type of Professional Advisor is Right for My Retirement Plan?

The Future of Adviser Benchmarking

The Interplay of Wealth, Retirement Decisions, Policy and Economic Shocks

PENSION PLANS

Corporate funding rises in 1st quarter

Trouble May Be Ahead for Bond Funds

PBGC reverses course on ‘reportable events’ disclosure rule

Why Pension Funds Are Hooked on Private Equity

Search for quality bonds hits pensions

Fitch Says Kentucky’s Pension Reform Still Has Uncertainty

Public Pensions Get a Grip on Future Costs

Public Pensions in Bankruptcy Court

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

The Real Unemployment Rate And Its Economic Implications

Chinese GDP growth declined to 7.7% in Q1

Equities could be safer move than bonds, experts say

There’s Good Reason to Pursue Emerging Markets

Review shines light on commodity trading

U.S. retail sales slide, consumers lose heart

Mutual Fund Expense Ratios Continued Their Decline in 2012: ICI

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

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HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Health care providers want faster changes in payments

Doctors Win First Legislative Immunity Against ACA Use in Liability Suits

Doctor-Owned Hospitals Prosper Under ACA

Since the Recession, More People Have Gone on Disability Than Have Joined the Labor Force

Unhealthy Habits Have Growing Effect On Insurance Premiums

Employer-Based Health Insurance Continues Rapid Decline

ACA Data ‘Dashboard’ Will Track Chronic Conditions

Some Insurers, Consumer Advocates Want Go-Ahead for Alternative Payment Methods

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

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HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Long-term unemployment is changing the workforce

UD study pans CEO compensation method

Workers Want Better Benefits Communication

Don’t expect your workers to stay forever

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Budget Proposals for Retirement Savings—A Deterrent or Not?

SEC committee wants tougher rules for target-date funds

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

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