August 28, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

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August 28, 2013

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

Participant Investing

Workers want advisers’ help with 401(k) management

How Has the Financial Crisis Affected the Consumption of Retirees?

Retirement Readiness at Nonprofit Healthcare Employers

401(k) balances up more than 10%

Some American Air employees banned from trading in 401(k)

Do Common Benchmarks Mislead 401(k) Fiduciaries?

Reports Delve into Best Practices

PENSION PLANS

State Pensions Stabilizing But Have A Ways to Go

Pension agency’s deficit based on sound math, actuaries say

Another Day, Another Cut Lifeline for Illinois’ Public Pensions

French Government Nears Deal with Unions on Pension Reform

Philly Schools’ Pension Nightmare

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. soon won’t be able to pay bills, Treasury says

Experts advise against bailing on U.S. bonds

European emerging markets outpace peers

Laid-off boomers struggle to benefit from recovery

China’s industrial profit grows 11.6%

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge funds’ interest in reinsurance roils markets

Insurance firms can now park money in PE funds

Hedge Funds Boost Bullish Bets on Gold

EM Hedge Funds Manage Record $154.9B

HEALTH CARE

Health Insurance Costs Are Reason for Uninsured

Improving Retirement Readiness at Health Care Plans

Misunderstanding of HSAs Poses Open-Enrollment Hurdle

Grandfathered Health Plans in 2014 and Beyond

Will Premium Subsidies Come in a Lump Sum, and What Happens When You Don’t Pay Your Premium?

Healthcare IT Struggles to Keep Up With Mobile Health Demands

PHILANTHROPY

Ivies Borrow Billions, but Whatever

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

HR Departments Invaded By Data Scientists

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY
EBRI: Retirement savings incentive change would hurt participants as interest rates rise

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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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