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  • Is technology a voluntary benefit friend or foe?

    Commentary: Most benefit administration tools have proven to be unsuccessful for the effective deployment of voluntary benefits, says EBA Advisory Board member Tinker Kelly. To overcome a system that is “inconsistent at best,” Kelly suggests a new approach.

  • 11 ERISA milestones

    Happy birthday ERISA! The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 turns 40 on September 2. Here’s a look at 11 important milestones, modifications and case law in the legislation’s 40-year history.

  • IRS releases draft instructions for ACA reporting forms

    The IRS has posted draft instructions for the various Affordable Care Act reporting that will be done for calendar year 2015 and while the instructions provide much needed guidance for employers and insurers, they also confirm the daunting complexity of the reporting task.

  • Is a country-wide pension system the answer to America’s retirement woes?

    University of Rochester researchers propose revolutionary pension-based approach to re-energize the U.S. retirement system.

  • How to optimize your staff for growth

    Helping your agency become more successful starts with setting your people on the right path. Done properly, it will lead to an internal evolution, says Q4intelligence's Wendy Keneipp.

  • Withdrawal liability: Why employers can’t sue trustees

    Withdrawal liability is a seldom understood threat that could cost some of your employer clients tens of millions of dollars. While some employers seek a litigious solution, here’s why they can’t sue the fund or trustees for relief.

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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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