August 23, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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August 23, 2013

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

The Unintentional Procrastinator: The Plan Sponsor Whose Retirement Plan Services Are Unbundled

Retire Early and Live Longer: The Causal Effect of Retirement on Mortality

American Retirement Savings Show Dip


Why 401(k)s Fail: Employees Are Really Confused

10 attributes of a retirement-ready 401(k) plan

Asia beginning to look at target-date funds


Changing a Financial Plan Post-DOMA


More Carrying Debt into Retirement

PENSION PLANS

Flexible Pension Take-Up in Social Security

Pension systems to file longer Chapter 9 objection

How to Low-Ball a $4.4 Trillion Pension Hole

PBGC gains support for ‘missing participants’ plan

NY State Pension IT ‘Approaching the Point of Failure’

Pension Payment Deferrals May Begin to Affect Municipal Credit Ratings

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. income is down 6.1% compared with recession’s start

Fed minutes suggest bond buying will taper off in September

Sales of existing homes rose 6.5% in U.S.

Funds’ bond sell-off accelerates in August

Active management could return to prominence, advisers say

Don’t Know Much About… Interest Rates

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

How Some Hedge Funds Navigate the Turbulence

Hedge fund wars heat up

HEALTH CARE

Health Care Reform Heightens Employers’ Strategic Plans for Health Care Benefits

Health Premiums Up 4% as Steep Climb Levels Off

Employers Not Deserting Healthcare Benefits

Role of Agents, Brokers, and Web-brokers in Health Insurance Marketplace

Employers Will Implement New Health Benefit Strategies

Health care costs outpace wage gains

Young adults clueless about exchanges

Why Uninsured? Most Workers Cite Cost

Insurers and Hospitals Could Take Hit from Detroit Bankruptcy

PHILANTHROPY

How Major Grants Transformed Our Institutions

Philanthropy That Is Ready to Meet Today’s Challenges

Want Unrestricted Gifts? Ask Older Donors

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Workers’ compensation, and its cost, see an increase

Action Plan in Response to DOMA Decision

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

IRS Explains Automatic Contribution Increase Options

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An American entrepreneur and business leader, Jeffrey H. Snyder represents the American ethos and work ethic by applying his management, finance and information technology skills and experience to the financial services industry. He currently serves as a Vice President, Senior Consultant with Cammack LaRhette Consulting and Chief Executive Officer of The Morning Pulse, Inc., Jeffrey has held a wide range of senior positions within the United States defined contribution retirement industry. His experience is as broad as it is deep and he has worked with many of the industry’s top firms to provide guidance and solutions to employers throughout all sectors of the economy.

Considered an “industry insider”, Jeffrey is often sought out for his opinion on a wide range of industry topics speaking at industry conferences and web events. Most recently, Jeffrey was the moderator for Bloomberg’s “Ahead of the Curve: The Latest Trends of Defined Contribution Retirement Plans” discussing the latest regulatory, investment, plan design and behavioral finance ideas. He has also been quoted in industry periodicals such as The Benefits Law Journal and Institutional Investor and has written countless articles. He recently authored Optimizing Public Pension Systems: A Call for a Plan of Action for Public Defined Contribution Plan Sponsors and Eight Hot Topics for Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Sponsors, both picked up by the National media.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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