June 18, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

SUBSCRIBE     ARCHIVES     CONTACT     ABOUT JEFFREY SNYDER

The earliest daily compilation of the latest industry news delivered right to your inbox

June 18, 2013

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

Consumer “Driven?”

Auto enrollment reaching plateau

Bad data can derail plan sponsors

DC recordkeepers remain critical to helping plan sponsors succeed

Redesigning a Plan Investment Menu

What’s Stopping ETF Growth in 401(k)s?

Interest In ETFs In 401(k)s Alive

JC Penney’s straightforward 401(k) plan communications get best results

News About 401(k) Fees Decreases Benefit All Investors But More Is Needed

The new face of retirement

Proposed Lifetime Income Illustrations May Radically Change Participant Behavior

Working Way Past 65

PENSION PLANS

Pension funds flock to ‘real assets’

Chrysler De-Risks with DB Plan Freeze

Californian Unfunded Liabilities: Double What We Thought

Social Security: Call It ‘Married With Benefits’

Detroit’s 10-Cents-on-the-Dollar Meme

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

U.S. consumers remain optimistic

European corporate-bond sales slow

IMF calls on U.S. to roll back spending cuts

Inflation remains low in eurozone

GAO identifies accounting rules as partial reason for bank failure

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Fund Managers Seek to Mine DC Market

Private equity exits hit by economic uncertainty

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

MGMA: Physician Compensation Increasingly Based on Quality Measures

Choice of Health Plans to Vary Sharply from State to State

More Data, But Health Care Still Hard to Figure for Consumers

Healthcare Leaders Seek Strategic Sweet Spot

Lessons from Early Medicaid Expansions Under the ACA

Patterns of Older Americans’ Health Care Utilization Over Time

SHRM 2013 Employee Benefits Survey: An Overview of Employee Benefits Offerings in the U.S.

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

—–

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

CEO pay, by the numbers

Some Top Hospitals Shun CEO Bonus Pay

CFO Pay Rises But Subjective Bonuses Rankle Finance Chiefs

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Revlon Charged with Misleading 401(k) Trustee

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

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.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

The Morning Pulse (TMP) is a daily periodical compiling the latest industry news in a wide variety of fields and specialties. TMP includes the perspectives of benefits professionals, consultants, advisors, asset managers, economists, service providers and academics in one easy to read email, delivered at the beginning of each day.

The hyperlinks above take you to internet site(s) sponsored and maintained by independent third parties that are unaffiliated with The Morning Pulse, Inc. It is for general reference and educational purposes. Although we believe the content provider to be a reliable source of information, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information or warranty the representations of such Websites. The information available through these Web sites has not been prepared by nor does The Morning Pulse, Inc. have an ability to alter the content, and content will not be monitored by The Morning Pulse, Inc. in the future. The Morning Pulse, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the use of or inability to use such site and recommends you review the terms, conditions, and privacy policy applying to your use of the site. Expression of opinions contained on these hyperlinks may or may not be consistent with the opinions of The Morning Pulse, Inc.