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  • Is COBRA Still the Best Option? Is COBRA Still the Best Option?

    ACA changes the landscape, and the options, for continuing health coverage

     by Scott Sullivan

    The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1986 allowed anyone who had recently lost employer-based health insurance the right to keep that coverage for a temporary period of time. COBRA was originally designed to keep individuals and their dependents covered on their former employer’s health plan until they found a new employer who provided health benefits. read more
  • Financial Implications for LGBT Couples Following Obergefell v. Hodges Financial Implications for LGBT Couples Following Obergefell v. Hodges

    How the Supreme Court decision ‘leveled the playing field’ on Social Security, other benefits

    Prudential (NYSE:PRU) today released its latest thought leadership in the LGBT space, “Financial Planning for LGBT Couples After U.S. v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges.” read more
  • How Secure Are Your Mobile Devices? How Secure Are Your Mobile Devices?

    The Honey Stick Project Revisited: Measuring lost devices and lost data

    In 2012, Symantec conducted a mobile device experiment in North America known as the Smartphone Honey Stick Project. In 2014, Symantec Canada recreated the experiment in its home country. read more
  • MassMutual Introduces the MassMutual Center for Special Needs MassMutual Introduces the MassMutual Center for Special Needs

    In Partnership with The American College to Help More Families with Members with Special Needs

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and The American College, the nation's premier educator of financial services professionals, announced today the establishment of the MassMutual Center for Special Needs. read more
  • Blurred Lines – Individual and Group Dental Market Trends Blurred Lines – Individual and Group Dental Market Trends

    Advisors finding new success with cross-selling opportunities

    by Deborah Sternberg

    Imagine all of the skeptical looks if five years ago, you told a room full of employee benefit brokers that at least half of them would soon start selling individual dental and vision insurance plans. read more
  • People With Disabilities Still Face Challenges People With Disabilities Still Face Challenges

    Continuing problems for the using Healthcare Exchanges

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding federal subsidies as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) affirms important measures that allow low- and middle-income people with disabilities in 34 states to afford critical health insurance coverage. read more
  • Five Critical Mistakes That Blunt Leadership Effectiveness Five Critical Mistakes That Blunt Leadership Effectiveness

    Often, it's knowing what not to do that counts

    by David Waits

    Since 2000, according to a national survey, less than one-third of workers in the United States are engaged in their work as measured by their involvement, enthusiasm, and commitment to their work. read more
  • Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters? Are Schools Failing Students When It Comes To Money Matters?

    Educators Must Make Financial Literacy A Priority

    Something may be missing as high school seniors across America accept their diplomas this graduation season... read more
  • The Stakes Have Gotten Higher for Greece The Stakes Have Gotten Higher for Greece

    Threat of a liquidity crisis triggers a run on cash

    Weekly market view from LMK Wealth Management.

    Markets lost ground last week, giving in to nerves about Greece and some early second-quarter earnings reports. read more
  • Tech-Ed For Voluntary Benefits Ensures Enrollment Success Tech-Ed For Voluntary Benefits Ensures Enrollment Success

    When done poorly, frustration can scuttle the entire porcess

    The popularity of voluntary benefits continues to grow. These insurance plans enable employers to cost-effectively supplement core health coverage and address the needs and interests of an increasingly diverse employee population. read more
  • How Proposed Regulatory Changes  Could Boost Your Retirement Savings How Proposed Regulatory Changes Could Boost Your Retirement Savings

    Investors Need To Understand Fees And Get Big-Picture Advice Regardless

    Investors who count on their retirement accounts to see them through their golden years sometimes find that those savings add up to less than anticipated. read more
  • Gen Y More Guarded about Retirement Savings… Gen Y More Guarded about Retirement Savings…

    ... and more conservative than older generations

    A recent survey from TIAA-CREF of 1,000 adults nationwide finds that when it comes to retirement planning, Gen Y (age 18-34) may be more conservative than older generations in their outlook, with only 56 percent saying they are counting on Social Security to provide income in their retirement, compared to 76 percent of 35- to 44-year-olds and 73 percent of 45- to 54-year-olds. read more