May 31, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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May 31, 2013

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

Americans Closest to Retirement Feel Unprepared

Aging America: Seeking softer retirement landing 

FINRA Literacy Survey Shows Need for Financial Planning Education

Guaranteed Income: The Next Big Thing for 401(k) Plans?

The Search for Better Retirement Plans

PENSION PLANS

Reducing the Funding Gap for State Pensions

Pennsylvania pension overhaul plan stands idle

EFI president develops new DB plan model

Slow movement on answer to Illinois pension crisis

Rhode Island town says near bankrupt pension plan not its problem

Funded Status Measurements for U.S. Pension Plans

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Burden on the Fed is too high, Volcker says

OECD predicts slightly lower growth for 2013

Gold prices poised to surge, hedge fund exec says

Advisers suggest clients prepare for higher rates

A Junk-Bond Bubble?

Real Median Household Incomes: Up 0.5% In April But Only A Fractional 0.6% YoY

Manager assets grow, but at uneven strides

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Large Taft-Hartley Plans Benefit from AlternativesFunds of hedge funds resurgentPrivate equity seeks do-over in 2014HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Medical-Device Makers Get Tax Reprieves

How health care reform will affect small-business clients

Medicare Advantage cuts all hospital bills

Feds set a wellness incentive standard under PPACA

Record 10,978,040 Americans Now on Disability

Health Insurance Shopping: Consumers Rarely Consider Quality Ratings

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

A Foundation Risks All of Its Endowment on Creating Jobs

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

CEO’s Don’t Need to Earn Less. They Need to Sweat More.

When a buyback looks like executive pay

Who Should Actually Have Say on Pay?

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

CBO Says Top U.S. Tax Breaks to Cost $12 Trillion Over Decade

Jeffrey H. Snyder
President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeffrey H. Snyder is a Vice President, Senior Consultant with Cammack LaRhette Consulting. He has 16 years of broad-based defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plan experience consulting to private, public/governmental, not-for-profit and multiemployer plan sponsors. He is responsible for establishing formal fiduciary review processes, evaluating investment managers and service providers, benchmarking plan features and fees as well as establishing communication and education strategies for his clients.

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