August 29, 2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest daily compilation of the latest industry news delivered right to your inbox

August 29, 2013

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

The conspiracy for failure in 401(k) plans

More employers offering retirement plans

Long-Term Participant Accounts Grew 19% Over the Year

Tips to Boost Retirement Income

DIAs to experience strong growth

The Search For Missing 401(k) Money

Retirement could be mission impossible for generation Y

How Has the Financial Crisis Affected the Consumption of Retirees?

PENSION PLANS

No Money Damages for Participants Challenging Alternative Pension Investments

France Aims to Plug Pension Gap With Tax Increase

Pension board change cuts retiree payouts

Some Pensions Embrace Riskier Assets

Judge Speeds Hearing on Detroit Bankruptcy Eligibility But Delays Pension Issues

NY Cuts Pension Contributions

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. home prices rose at a slower pace in June

Consumer Confidence Comes In Above Expectations

Central banks need to become more predictable

Anticipated military strike on Syria triggers flight to safety

Reluctance to “Go Mobile” For Investment Info

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Hedge Funds Down 0.57% MTD

HEALTH CARE

PPACA fueling gap insurance sales

Large U.S. Employers Predict 7% Increase in Health Care Benefit Costs in 2014

Drop Spouses from Health Plan or Add a Surcharge: Is Either Move Right for Your Company?

ACOs’ Coordinated Care Savings May Be Contagious

Many Americans lack basic understanding of health insurance

PHILANTHROPY

Pitching Causes to Secular Supporters

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

—–

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Obama budget proposal would hit retirement savers

Retirement Savings Cap Could Have Broader Ramifications

IRS grants church-plan status to St. Peter’s Healthcare System

Foreign Retirement Plans Seen Scrutinized in U.S. Effort

Have an interesting article or periodical to recommend? Send an email to: todaysinterestingarticles@gmail.com

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

Jeffrey has a passion for reaching out, guiding others and sharing important information. In late 2012, Jeffrey founded The Morning Pulse, Inc., a media company focused on aggregating, organizing and delivering industry information daily. Over a thousand industry professionals and senior executives have come to trust Jeffrey for his editorial eye and timely delivery of important and relevant news.

The hyperlinks above take you to internet site(s) sponsored and maintained by independent third parties that are unaffiliated with The Morning Pulse, Inc. It is for general reference and educational purposes. Although we believe the content provider to be a reliable source of information, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information or warranty the representations of such Websites. The information available through these Web sites has not been prepared by nor does The Morning Pulse, Inc. have an ability to alter the content, and content will not be monitored by The Morning Pulse, Inc. in the future. The Morning Pulse, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the use of or inability to use such site and recommends you review the terms, conditions, and privacy policy applying to your use of the site. Expression of opinions contained on these hyperlinks may or may not be consistent with the opinions of The Morning Pulse, Inc.