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  • Smart, timely communication on retirement may be key to engaging younger generation

    Having an engaging 401(k) plan recordkeeper, partnered with innovative online educational tools, may provide a solution to piercing the Gen Y markets as more and more of the current employee base moves closer to retirement.

  • IRS clarifies hybrid plan rules

    The IRS has released long-awaited final regulations that clarify market rate of return issues for cash balance and other hybrid plans. The new rules, effective for the first plan year that begins on or after Jan. 1 2016, sponsors of hybrid plans a clearer path forward.

  • Is education care the new elder care?

    When West Pharmaceutical Services, a medical device company headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, surveyed employees at its corporate head office, it found that roughly 8% of the 400 employees at that location were interested in either receiving more information about special-needs education or receiving immediate help to navigate the school system for their special-needs child.

  • New plan designs make long-term care insurance more affordable

    New plan designs mean "real opportunity" for sales to a key demographic in the long-term care market.

  • Aon exchange users see cost savings for 2014 plan year

    Employers who moved to Aon Hewitt’s multi-carrier fully-insured private health care exchange experienced overall health care cost savings for the 2014 plan year — providing some of the first data on the impact of post-Affordable Care Act private exchanges.

  • Employers, food industry play vital role in curbing obesity epidemic

    As the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a consortium of companies that includes consumer staples such as Mars, Inc., Nestle USA, Bumble Bee Foods, General Mills, PepsiCo and the Coca-Cola Company, surpassed its goal of cutting calories from its food and beverage products, employers can also play a vital role in helping to solve nation’s obesity epidemic.

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