August 20, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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August 20, 2013

401(a)/(k) / 403(b) / 457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS

The Long Haul

DC execs might be impeding auto features

Is the 401(k) plan a fraud?

Second Quarter Annuity Sales Rebound from Prior Quarter, Remain Below 2012 Levels

Health Care Will Take Center Stage in Retirement Planning

PENSION PLANS

Singles Rely More on Social Security than Marrieds

Big public funds back away from reliance on Wall Street

Detroit lays bare US pension woes

Stocks can’t fix Pittsburgh’s pension system fiscal woes

Buffett on Pensions in 1975: Has Anything Changed?

Funding Improvements Shouldn’t Nix Pension Contributions

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. is expected to drive world recovery

Hybrid bonds see high returns

High-tech firms fall into slump and lag broader economy

China investigates stock market volatility

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Broadening the Appeal of Private Equity for Retirement Plans

Hedge funds positive market exposures reach historic levels

HEALTH CARE

Envision IPO shows optimism about health care revamp

The Role of Agents and Brokers in the Market for Health Insurance

What You Need to Know to Enroll in Health Exchanges

Employers face hurdles in dropping retiree health benefits

Consumers flunk health plan choice test

PHILANTHROPY

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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Who Gets the Distribution? Plan Sponsors Resort to Interpleader Actions After U.S. v. Windsor

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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, 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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