The embarrassing and problematic launch of HealthCare.gov is nothing short of incomprehensible in our well-established technology driven world of commerce. How could it be that the U.S. government could not put up a functioning website to support applications and enrollment...
The open enrollment period for FSP’s voluntary group disability insurance plan ends on March 15. The final webinar explaining the benefits of this plan and the enrollment process is on March 11 at noon ET. To register for the webinar visit Group DI Insurance.
U.S. life insurers are financially strong enough to navigate macroeconomic challenges in the year ahead, according to a new report. FitchRatings arrives at this conclusion in its "U.S. Insurance Guide 2014." The special report provides ratings and fundamental forecasts...
U.S. state pensions driven by a booming stock market continued to recover last year as the value of their assets rose to 75 percent of liabilities, up 3 percentage points from 2012, according to Wilshire Consulting.
Whether they realize it or not, clients considering the surrender of an annuity product have many factors to weigh before determining whether walking away is the wisest course of action, and the scenario is becoming more common each day.
In Estate of Trombetta v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2013-234, the Tax Court held that properties transferred to a qualified personal residence trust and a grantor retained annuity trust, respectively, were includible in the gross estate...
The use of advisors to dispense retirement-related advice dipped slightly in 2013 for the first time since 2007 as the stock market performed well and volatility eased, according to the Mercer Workplace Survey. The survey found that 33 percent of employees with 401(k)s used...
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