July 26, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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July 26, 2013

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

401(k) Plan ‘Orphan Accounts’ Cost Plan Sponsors Billions

Balancing Costs, Risks, and Rewards: The Retirement and Employee Benefits Landscape in 2013

The ‘Yale Professor Letters’: What Sponsors Need to Know (And Do) Now

Investment: Where DC Should Not Focus, Say Consultants

401(k) Letters Could Expose The Worst Retirement Plans

Experts Warn of Retirement Crisis

A Retirement Income Product Portability Solution

More Small Businesses Offering Retirement Plans

Young investors avoid advisers, fear stock market

Corporate America anxious about providing pensions and benefits

PENSION PLANS

Proposed SAFE Retirement Act Would Transfer Public Pension Risk to Private Insurers

Detroit not alone; public pensions vulnerable

Boeing to contribute $1.5 billion to DB plans in Q3

Cat to load $480 million into DB plans in 2013

Rising Rates Good News for Corporate Pensions

Illinois gov hints at special session on pensions

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

New-home sales spike as inventory remains tight

Index signals expansion in U.S. manufacturing

U.S. lawmaker is intent on watching banks’ commodity activity

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Avoid the alternative investments mousetrap

Improving Asset Allocation With Alternatives

Fund managers are more open to managed account solution

Hedge funds most bearish on Treasurys in 16 months

Survey: Hedge Funds Focus On Long/Short Equity and Event-driven Strategies

What it takes to succeed in alternative investments

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

DOMA Ruling Affects Most Health and Welfare Benefits

Views of U.S. Physicians About Controlling Health Care Costs

As Clock Ticks, Fierce Turnout Effort by Administration for ACA Enrollment

Employer Costs and Conflicts Under the ACA

GAO Report on Private Health Insurance: The Range of Base Premiums in the Individual Market by State in January 2013

Insurance Price Growth Slows, Brokers Find

Healthcare Reform Spurs Health IT Mergers

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

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HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Recent Litigation Provides Lessons for Employers and Executives Regarding Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Future of U.S. tax reform is uncertain

Advisors prepare to water down DOL fiduciary rule

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, defined contribution and nonqualified 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 and implementing communication and education strategies for his clients.

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