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  • Actuaries Await King v. Burwell Implications, Disruptions Actuaries Await King v. Burwell Implications, Disruptions

    Proposals for a sustainable health care system

    The American Academy of Actuaries today released an issue brief examining possible changes to the Affordable Care Act should the Supreme Court hand down a decision in the King v. Burwell case prohibiting premium subsidies in states with federally facilitated marketplaces (FFMs). read more
  • Wedding Bells Don’t Always Mean Financial Bliss for Couples Wedding Bells Don’t Always Mean Financial Bliss for Couples

    Couples Intend to Share Financial Obligations, but Roles Shift After Marriage

    As wedding bells begin to toll this summer, a new survey from TransUnion reveals a lack of marital bliss when it comes to couples' division of financial responsibilities. 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
  • Majority of Americans Are Saving, But Most Lack a Financial Plan Majority of Americans Are Saving, But Most Lack a Financial Plan

    Average  rainy day fund is $46,362, but for 30%, that'll last about 1 month

    BMO Harris Premier Services today released their Rainy Day Study, which examines how Americans are saving and planning for their future. read more
  • The Language Of Customer Service The Language Of Customer Service

    I hear you talking, but...

    by Bruce Turkel

    First a customer service confession: I forgot to pay a bill. Got no good excuse, just didn’t see it when I sat down to do my monthlies and it slipped my mind. Don’t judge, don’t hate, let’s just move on… read more
  • Gauging the Benefits ‘M.O.O.D. of America’ Gauging the Benefits ‘M.O.O.D. of America’

    Confidence, optimism and the future of financial reparedness

    Lincoln Financial Group today released findings from its “Special Report: Measuring Optimism, Outlook and Direction (M.O.O.D.) of America on Employee Benefits” survey. read more
  • Getting into the Unicorn Game Getting into the Unicorn Game

    Insurers, Venture Capital, and Tech Start-ups

    by Deb Smallwood

    Unicorns – to some they are just mythical creatures of lore. To today's tech world, a unicorn is a pre-IPO tech start-up with a billion dollar market value. read more
  • Fed Upbeat About Economic Recovery Fed Upbeat About Economic Recovery

    Interest rates still pose the biggest question

    Despite flirting with new records, markets weren't able to hold on to gains last week and closed mixed after comments about interest rates were made by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. read more
  • IRA Balances Continue To Rise IRA Balances Continue To Rise

    Signaling a greater appreciation of retirement readiness among consumers

    Assets in individual retirement accounts (IRAs) continue to rise, according to new research by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). read more
  • Protecting The Paycheck Protecting The Paycheck

    What would most American's do if they could no longer count on it?

    One in four 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire. Ninety percent of disabilities are not caused by accidents but by illness, including cancer, depression, back problems and heart disease. read more
  • Industry Interest in Non-Traditional Assets Continues Industry Interest in Non-Traditional Assets Continues

    Awaiting rate increase, insurers seek yield through divesification

    Insurance companies’ interest in alternative assets continued to rise in the second half of 2014, according to a new A.M. Best briefing, which updates a related Best’s Special Report released in June 2014 on Schedule BA investments. read more
  • Baystate Financial Named In “Best Places to Work” Baystate Financial Named In “Best Places to Work”

    A winner of the Boston Business Journal survey for the 4th year

    The Boston Business Journal has named Baystate Financial one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its thirteenth annual regional awards program. read more