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  • IRS announces cost of living adjustments for qualified retirement plans

    The IRS last week announced new adjustments for retirement plans, including for 401(k) deferrals, contributions and benefits, and the amount of compensation counted for plan purposes beginning in 2015. Here’s what you and your employer clients need to know.

  • 10 scary mistakes that could trigger a 401(k) plan audit

    ERISA can be a complicated law to navigate, especially for companies that don’t have access to internal resources who understand the inner workings and compliance issues of 401(k) plans. Pay close attention to these 10 items to avoid catching the eye of the DOL.

  • The underserved market in retirement advising

    Commentary: The kind of intense research that goes into, say, a television purchase is missing from a major market—and retirement advisers should take notice of this opportunity.

  • Microsoft unveils mobile health platform, app and smart band

    Targeting the exploding health and wellness market, Microsoft in one fell swoop has launched a new cloud-based platform, mobile app, and wearable fitness tracking wrist band.

  • 10 trends in disability, absence management benefits

    It’s almost the end of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, but employers fully acknowledge the importance of disability insurance and absence management programs for employees. New research reveals how employers are using absence management programs and disability insurance benefits to help their employees get back to work.

  • Advisers brace for ACA-induced Dec.1 renewal ripple effect

    An onslaught of Dec. 1 renewal dates means premium rates remain steady for now, but advisers need to prepare for heavy 4th quarter workloads.

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    Galen Institute’s Grace-Marie Turner talked about conservatives’ view of both employers and brokers at a recent Washington policy conference on health reform alternatives. She shares her conclusions on the Affordable Care Act, next steps on broker compensation, and more.

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