If you've got a pressing financial concern and money in your 401(k), you may be tempted to take the cash out by taking a 401(k) loan. After all, the money is just sitting there, you'd be paying intere… Read More
Health care remains one of the largest costs for people entering and living in retirement, warns Adam Stavisky, senior vice president, Fidelity Benefits Consulting, and for that reason planning for th… Read More
A new decision out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rules in favor of the AARP’s challenge to two regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EE… Read More
So you’ve finally decided it’s time for a new recordkeeper. For the retirement plan committee, selecting a recordkeeper—really, all service providers for the plan—is an ongoing fiduciary duty. Here, w… Read More
An increasing number of employers are requiring that same-sex partners be married in order for employees’ partners to qualify for health care benefits. That’s according to a survey from the Internatio… Read More
Cash-back programs have long been popular with credit card, airline and retail companies that have seen great benefit from offering these incentives to encourage customers to use their services.Given … Read More
With Greece declaring bankruptcy and the Chinese markets collapsing, market volatility has led to wild equity price swings in recent weeks. However, investment managers and strategists overwhelmingly … Read More
Nearly one in five Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan members had a prescription for an opioid filled in 2015. The dispensing rate nationally was higher, at 21.4 percent. Between 2010 and 2016, the 36… Read More
Insurance coverage of mental health services via telehealth technology is surging to unprecedented levels amid an opioid abuse epidemic and increased access to behavioral healthcare generally, a new r… Read More
Extending their first-quarter gains, target-date funds posted a return of 2.83% in the second quarter, with diversification to non-U.S. equities helping drive TDF performance, according to the Callan … Read More
We have relied on Advantage Benefits Group for support of our employees healthcare plans for quite some time. They have been extremely helpful in providing expert plan design guidance and assisting in all aspects of the vendor selection and negotiation processes. They continue to support us on an ongoing basis by providing periodic analyses of our plan performance and keeping us informed on the latest benefit trends.
Jackson National Life
Our President's Council spent a solid hour this week discussing health, dental, and vision options based on the work you and we have been working on since late last fall. The group found the materials presented to be informative and helpful, so they specifically asked that I share with you their appreciation for all the work that has been put into this issues so far. They were appreciative of both the content, and the timing. In some years it has been early May before we could have that discussion, which is way too late in the cycle and so they wanted me to also express appreciation for having this on a much more helpful timeline to give ample opportunity to consider the options, and to make timely decisions.