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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • IRS, DOL issue favorable guidance on lifetime income

    Last week, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor issued coordinated guidance on lifetime income provided through target date funds. It is intended to encourage and expand the availability of retirement income options in defined contribution plans.

  • Boeing, The Hartford offer lump sums to reduce pension liabilities

    As more and more employers analyze their ever-growing pension obligations, Boeing and Hartford Financial Services Group are the latest companies to use the lump-sum payment tactic to limit their liabilities.

  • 5 reasons to consider outsourcing leave management

    Employers today face continuing challenges when it comes to managing Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. These laws seek to protect employees who may need to be absent from work for a period of time due to a disability or health condition.

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