July 29, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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July 29, 2013

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

Is Now the Worst Time to Retire? Not Even Close

401(k) Plans: Fees vs. Costs

The Aging Mind and Money

Asset-based fees become bigger part of advisers’ income

Personal Communication Is Key for Millennials

The Value in Participant Financial Education

PENSION PLANS

Facing Up to America’s Public Pension Woes

Corporate America anxious about providing pensions and benefits

Funding Pensions a Top Concern for CFOs

Think Tank Supports Consolidating Mass. Pension Systems

Public Pension Deficits Get Renewed Scrutiny Due to Detroit Bankruptcy Filing

Is the Future of European Cross-Border Pensions in DC?

Scranton pension board keeps conservative investment mix

THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS

Fed’s balance sheet continues upward trend

Japan starting to win fight against deflation, data show

U.S. agency: World set to use 56% more energy by 2040

CBO: Canceling sequestration would lead to job growth

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

North Carolina House OKs higher pension fund alternative investment limits

Investors Renew Push to Hedge Funds

Clouds over hedge fund industry grow darker

Canadian Hedge Funds Wilt In June

HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Getting Employees to Take Action: Using Behavioral Economics Insights to Deliver Benefits Messages

Most Physicians Blame Others for Rising Healthcare Costs

WellPoint Sees Small Employers Dropping Health Coverage

Wellness Program ROI Depends on Design and Implementation

Can Three Technologists, $40 Million, and Obamacare Change Health Insurance Forever?

Insurer Exits from Markets: An Unintended Consequence of the ACA?

The high cost of health care: Searching for a diagnosis

U.S. Healthcare Costs Now Double the Global Average

ACA Boosts Status of Alternative Medicine

ENDOWMENTS, FOUNDATIONS AND PHILANTHROPY

How exempt organizations can make better use of Form 990

Philanthropy? Giving back wealth is more of “conscience laundering”

Infrastructure Support for Philanthropy

HUMAN RESOURCES, COMPENSATION, NONQUALIFIED AND EXECUTIVE BENEFITS

Compensation levels rise for US SmallCap CEOs

The Experts: How Should CEO Pay Be Changed?

REGULATION, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

DOL proposes guide to disclosure of retirement plan fees

DOL settles suit alleging misuse of $4.2 million in pension plan assets

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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