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What's New - December 2015
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[12/1/15] Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Valuation of Benefits and Assets; Expected Retirement Age; Final rule [as published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2015 - Effective January 1, 2016]
[12/1/15] Milliman: Milliman 2015 Public Pension Funding Study
[12/1/15] PlanSponsor: “Shifting Demographics a Challenge for Multiemployer Plans”
[12/1/15] MorningstarAdvisor: “Focus on the Workplace -- Small businesses can be a solution to closing the retirement gap.”
[12/1/15] The Wall Street Journal: “Behavioral Economist Richard Thaler on the Key to Retirement Savings” [Note: A subscription may be required to view the full article.]
[12/1/15] NAPA Net: “Another Excessive Fee Suit Settled” [Anderson et al. v. Principal Life Insurance Co. et al.]
[12/1/15] HRO Today: “Coping with Cost Increases -- Organizations are turning to analytics platforms to help curb rising healthcare premiums and deliver better care options for employees.”
[12/1/15] KHN Morning Briefing: “Senate Scheduled to Vote This Week on Obamacare Repeal”
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]
November 2015 EBRI Issue Brief - "Change in Household Spending After Retirement: Results from a Longitudinal Sample"
November 2015 EBRI Notes - "Views on the Value of Voluntary Workplace Benefits: Findings from the 2015 Health and Voluntary Workplace Benefits Survey" and "Evidence on Defined Contribution Health and Retirement Benefits: The Road Ahead"
What's new in employee benefits:
- 401khelpcenter.com Daily News Digest
- Aon Hewitt Washington Report Index -- weekly legislative updates affecting the U.S. workforce and workplace
- Business Insurance -- late-breaking news items posted every business day
- Employee Plans News (IRS) [on retirement plans]
- HR News Online -- a daily update from the Society for Human Resource Management
The following items have been added to the Government Accountability Office's Web site in Portable Document (PDF) format:
Social Security's Future: Answers to Key Questions. GAO-16-75SP, October 27.
Retirement Security: Federal Action Could Help State Efforts to Expand Private Sector Coverage. GAO-15-556, September 10. Highlights.
401(K) Plans: Clearer Regulations Could Help Plan Sponsors Choose Investments for Participants. GAO-15-578, August 25. Highlights.
Pension Advance Transactions: Questionable Business Practices and the Federal Response, by Stephen Lord, managing director, forensic audits and investigative service, before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. GAO-15-846T, September 30. Highlights.
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