401(k) and other defined contribution plan sponsors report high participation rates by millennials; however, millennials with student loan debt are saving at a lower rate.
Fee disclosure regulations, the DOL’s proposed fiduciary rule and lawsuits related to 401(k) fees have heightened both plan sponsors’ and plan participants’ awareness of the costs of 401(k) plans.
Deck: ACA reporting becomes mandatory in 2016. Preparing employers to be compliant with reporting requirements is a core service that advisers should be offering, industry experts say.
MassMutual develops an integrated benefits exchange combining retirement savings, healthcare and virtually all other kinds of benefits in a unified, cloud-based system.
Internship and mentoring programs are popular among some of the nation’s leading advisory firms, as is maintaining strong relationships with universities. But brokerages must also work to dispel misconceptions many people have about the industry if they want to ensure they can develop enough home-grown talent.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association work together to build a comprehensive wellness program that helps retired football players better transition into a life without football, both financially and emotionally.
When a stock deal is amended, typically the shareholders of one company feel they’re being shortchanged, says USI’s Michael Turpin, who shares his views on the new merger agreement and what it could mean for the industry as a whole.
Many women contribute to their workplace retirement plans, but are also are very concerned about not being able to retire when and how they want to, implying that they may not be saving enough to feel secure about reaching their retirement goals.
Willis Group Holdings Plc, the third-largest insurance broker, agreed to better terms for Towers Watson & Co. shareholders in a proposed merger after the consulting firm’s investors said that a June agreement was inadequate.
Brokers have been largely an afterthought on the public health care exchanges, industry insiders say, and one company says it is trying to change that at no cost to the broker.
More companies are offering both a traditional 401(k) plan and a Roth 401(k) but plan participants are not as quick to embrace the Roth 401(k) as their employers are.
Many companies have embraced financial incentives as a way to encourage participation in wellness programs, but workers still express concerns about privacy and not wanting their employers to be involved in their health and well-being.
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The provider of benefit outsourcing solutions adds new tools to its private benefit exchange in collaboration with ConnectedHealth.
TW shareholders sued Towers Watson over the original merger — now stockholders of both companies have a new agreement to consider.
The biggest U.S. health insurer is considering pulling out of the Affordable Care Act as it loses hundreds of millions of dollars on the program, casting a pall over President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.
Small businesses are pleading with lawmakers and the Department of Labor, saying they’re getting the short end of the stick with regards to the DOL’s proposed fiduciary rule.
NAIFA has launched a new initiative aimed at reinventing its role as an advocate for advisers. Its five-year strategic plan, dubbed NAIFA 20/20, aims to make the association a more effective resource for an increasingly diverse membership facing some challenging regulatory burdens.
After massive growth from 2014 to 2015, the carrier expects lives covered to double again in 2016 as open enrollment begins on the carrier’s private exchanges, says Patty Fontneau, president of Cigna's private exchange business. Fontneau discusses the structure of Cigna’s exchange and the distribution model is here to stay.
Traffic to company’s private benefit exchange in first week of open enrollment exceeds entire first month of 2015 season.