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Looking back at 2016

2016 was a whirlwind of industry news, whether it be Donald Trump’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, or introduction and backlash against provisions like the Department of Labor’s fiduciary and overtime rules. Zika created a firestorm that largely fizzled out, while insurers pulled out of Affordable Care Act marketplaces left and right. January Early …

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What to expect in the retirement industry in 2017

Stakeholders in the $23-plus trillion retirement market have had an eventful 2016. We hope all may ring in the New Year with passion and joy. However, a little self-control may be advisable on New Year’s Eve, as we will all be expected to hit the ground running come January 2nd — especially in the retirement …

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DOL finalizes rule for city, county retirement plans

The Labor Department has extended the safe harbor for state-run retirement plans to qualifying cites and counties. The amended rule means that some cities and counties will be able to require businesses that don’t provide a workplace retirement savings program to enroll workers in a government-administered IRA. In order to qualify, a city or county …

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Overtime deadline halted: What now?

News of the injunction blocking the implementation of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule changes has put many small businesses in a difficult spot. In anticipation of the Dec. 1 compliance deadline, many employers already took steps to comply with the new regulations. Changes that were communicated or put into place have created looming questions around …

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Medicare and Medicaid: What’s the Difference?

It’s easy to confuse Medicare and Medicaid, particularly since they’re both government programs that pay for health care. But there are important differences between each program. Medicare is generally for older people, while Medicaid is for people with limited income and resources. What is Medicare? Medicare is a federal health insurance program that was enacted …

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