What's New - June 2015

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[6/2/15] Politico: “Health care spending billions to protect the records it spent billions to install -- The health care hacks have caught Congress’ eye as well.

[6/2/15] HealthLeaders InterStudy [Blog]: “Jury Still out on Consumer-Driven Health Plans

[6/2/15] The Cap Times: “Q&A: Health care data CEO: Sick people are going to pay more

[6/2/15] U.S. News & World Report: “5 Surprising Facts About IRAs -- See how your IRA savings compares to the national averages.

[6/2/15] The Wall Street Journal: “Target-Date Funds: Look Under the Hood

[6/2/15] NAPA Net: “The Dominance of DC and What It Means for Advisors

[6/2/15] Calpensions: “CalPERS looks at long-term rate hike to cut risk

[6/2/15] The Washington Post: “More people feel like they might actually have enough money in retirement

[6/1/15] Financial Planning: “Anti-Fiduciary Bill Meant ‘to Send a Signal’

[6/1/15] NAPA Net: “A Memorable May for Younger 401(k) Participants

[6/1/15] TheStreet: “The 401(k) Fix: Retirement Investors Should Consider Roll-Ins Rather Than Just Rollovers

[6/1/15] The National Law Review: “401(k) Plan Investment Committee Best Practices After Tibble v. Edison

[6/1/15] Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Nevada PERS pension reform put off until next session

[6/1/15] PlanSponsor: “Government Improves Measure of Retirement Income

[6/1/15] Towers Watson: “Employers Plan to Expand Use of Onsite Health Centers

[6/1/15] IBJ.com: “Champion of Innovation: Engineer develops wallet-size plan to fix health care

[6/1/15] Buck Consultants’ FYI®: “New FAQs on ACA Preventive Care Services

[6/1/15] Kaiser Health News: “GOP Lawmakers Face Pushback on Obamacare Repeal Efforts

What's new at EBRI this month:

EBRI 2015 Spring Policy Forum: "Evidence on Defined Contribution Health and Retirement: The Road Ahead" [“gavel-to-gavel” webcast - Prerecorded broadcast available through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans]

EBRI 2014 Fall Policy Forum: “Measured Matters” [“gavel-to-gavel” webcast - Prerecorded broadcast available through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans]

EBRI's Recent Media Coverage

“EBRI Now on Twitter” [EBRI Press Release, 2/6/09]

401(k) Balances and Changes Due to Market Volatility


May 2015 EBRI Issue Brief - "Individual Retirement Account Balances, Contributions, and Rollovers, 2013; With Longitudinal Results 2010-2013: The EBRI IRA Database"

May 2015 EBRI Notes - "Characteristics of the Population With Consumer-Driven and High-Deductible Health Plans, 2005-2014" and "Examining the New Income Measures in the Current Population Survey"


What's new in employee benefits:

The following items have been added to the Government Accountability Office's Web site in Portable Document (PDF) format:

Unemployment Insurance: States' Reductions in Maximum Benefit Durations Have Implications for Federal Costs. GAO-15-281, April 22. Highlights.

Contingent Workforce: Size, Characteristics, Earnings and Benefits. GAO-15-168R, April 20.

Private Health Insurance: Early Evidence Finds Premium Tax Credit Likely Contributed to Expanded Coverage, but Some Lack Access to Affordable Plans. GAO-15-312, March 23. Highlights.

Private Pensions: Participants Need Better Information When Offered Lump Sums That Replace Their Lifetime Benefits. GAO-15-74, January 27. Highlights.


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Updated 6/2/15