May 1, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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May 1, 2013

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

The Price of Retirement Confidence? $500K

ICI Finds Americans Committed to Retirement Savings

There’s a Limit to Reliance on Service Providers

Education Sector Shows More Retirement Confidence

One-third of Americans fail financial literacy quiz

Delayed Retirements Slow Career Progression

PENSION PLANS

GM, Verizon, and What’s in the Pipeline

Most Pensions Underfunded

Baltimore employees to contribute to pension under mayor’s reform bill

Pension Plans Spell Trouble for Nonprofit Hospitals

Putting Longevity Risk In Its Place

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Corporate, Sovereign Debt Ratings Closely Linked

Real Disposable Income Per Capita: Up Only 0.34% Year Over Year

Business and consumer confidence slides in eurozone

Higher utility bills drive gain in U.S. consumer spending

RIAs are set for larger share of managed assets

Bond-Choking Central Banks Expand Investment Menu

When is Diversification a Bad Idea?

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

France back in hedge funds’ sights as economy stutters

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

CDHP Enrollees Found to Be Younger

Strong growth of life product sales expected

Health Care’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’: No One May Be Coordinating Care

For Some People Covered Through Work, an Exchange Might Be a Good Option for the Family

Bending the Curve of Health Care Cost Growth: Person-Centered Health Care Reform

Healthcare costs to negate state, local budget improvements

Healthcare leaders expect big shift toward outpatient care

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Giving Back – Death can present opportunity for philanthropy

A different kind of philanthropy

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Disclosure of CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios Stalls

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

SEC appears poised to tackle fiduciary standard for brokers

Looking Closely at Operational Competence: ERISA Litigation Moves Away from Doctrine and Towards a Careful Review of Plan Performance 

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

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