June 21, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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June 21, 2013

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

Securing Retirement Outcomes for the Employee: Why the Employer Should Intervene

Running out of funds in retirement

Today’s Economy May Make Tax-Deferred 401(k) Plans A Bad Deal

Savers need ‘lifetime income disclosure’

Are You An Ostrich About Investing?

PENSION PLANS

Pension funds criticize proposed rule on “reportable events”

State lawmakers finally respond to pension alarm

Pension board lowers investment target

Pension Annuitization Attractiveness Rose in May

MD Pensions Funded at Only 64%, Earnings Expectations Lowered

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Bernanke says ending stimulus depends on joblessness

Documents show how rating agencies caused financial crisis


Prospects of Fed tightening shake up emerging markets


Local-government debt threatens Chinese banks


SEC’s White says addressing market structure is priority


Failures of non-agency mortgage-bond auctions mount


In Recovery

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Slide In Early June

European hedge funds struggle to break into US market

Private equity exit activity hit by uncertain economy

Hedge fund technology becomes mainstream

Hedge funds brace for renewed debt crisis

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

CDHPs Grew in 2012Even with Insurance, Many Not Getting Health Care

Health Insurance Exchanges Falling Behind Schedule

Health Law Won’t Bring Prices Down for Patients

Initial Bronze Plan Filings Reveal Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs

Older Patients Tell Doctors, “Charge It!”

IMS: Wiser medication use could cut health costs

CPAs, accountants will be in demand as Affordable Care Act goes into effect

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropy Still Down, But Starting to Creep Up – Five Years After Crash

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

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REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOL’s Borzi Says Fiduciary Rule Will Be Simple: Clients Come First

SERP Participants’ Claims Not Preempted by ERISA

U.S. panel OKs bill restricting DOL fiduciary standard


Jeffrey H. Snyder

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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, higher education, healthcare 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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