What's New - April 2015

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[4/1/15] NAPA Net: “457s: More Coverage Than You Think

[4/1/15] PlanSponsor: “Report Finds ESOPs Have Outperformed S&P 500

[4/1/15] TIAA-CREF: TIAA-CREF IRA Survey: Executive Summary

[4/1/15] Voya Financial: The Voya Retire Ready Index™ -- Measuring the retirement readiness of Americans

[4/1/15] U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration: Group Health Plans Report: Abstract of 2012 Form 5500 Annual Reports Reflecting Statistical Year Filings

[4/1/15] Society for Human Resource Management: “CDHP Cost-Savings Maintained over Time, Researchers Find

[4/1/15] Brookings: “Will employer-sponsored health insurance fade away?” [Opinion]

[4/1/15] The Wall Street Journal: “Americans Don’t Feel the Slowdown in Health Costs

[4/1/15] Health Affairs [Blog]: “Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations in 2015

[4/1/15] Marsh & McLennan Agency Special Alert: “FMLA Changes Definition of Spouse


What's new at EBRI this month:

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

EBRI 2013 Fall Policy Forum: “Employee Benefits: Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday” [“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


March 2015 EBRI Issue Brief - "Financial Incentives and Workplace Wellness-Program Participation"

March 2015 EBRI Notes - "How Much Needs to be Saved for Retirement After Factoring In Post-Retirement Risks: Evidence from the EBRI Retirement Security Projection Model," and "Employer and Worker Contributions to Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Health Savings Accounts, 2006-2014"


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:

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 4/1/15