Technology / Social Media

  • Who’s Afraid Of GDPR?
    Who’s Afraid Of GDPR?

    A new law enacted by the European Union is being called history’s most powerful privacy law The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in 2018

    by Tom Murray

    Privacy didn’t feature in any aspect of law until the latter half of the twentieth century. From the original census called by Herod, the idea that the powers that be were entitled to the maximum amount of data was ingrained in the general population.
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  • Employers Expect Health Benefit Costs To Rise 3.9% in 2020
    Employers Expect Health Benefit Costs To Rise 3.9% in 2020

    Cost management efforts focus on improving health outcomes over cost-shifting

    Health benefit costs will grow by nearly 4% in 2020, according to early results from the latest Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. Based on responses from 1,511 US employers1, Mercer projects that the average total health benefits cost per employee will rise by 3.9% in 2020.
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  • How Individuals Are Saving for Their Financial Futures
    How Individuals Are Saving for Their Financial Futures

    How Americans are contributing to 401(k), 529, health savings, and ABLE accounts

    Ascensus—whose technology and expertise help millions of people save for retirement, education, and healthcare—has released new insights across its universe of retirement, education, Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE), and health savings accounts on the Inside America's Savings Plans microsite.
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  • Decoding The Modern Workplace
    Decoding The Modern Workplace

    Companies Who Place Employees at the Heart of Their Digital Strategy Yield Even Greater Returns

    Research findings released today by NTT DATA reveal organizations are yielding positive and unexpected returns investing in their digital workplace by keeping employees at the center of their strategy.
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  • The Internet is Steadily Becoming the Way Consumers Learn about Insurance Products
    The Internet is Steadily Becoming the Way Consumers Learn about Insurance Products

    While Boomers rely most on advisors, Millennials go online as well

    When it comes to researching (and eventually buying) financial services products, increasingly consumers expect their online experiences with agents and financial services companies to match their other online retail experiences.
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  • 20/20 Vision: Seeing Into The Future of Pension Planning
    20/20 Vision: Seeing Into The Future of Pension Planning

    Providers look to satisfy consumers’ evolving demand by keeping up with innovative technology

    by Tom Murray

    In the words of Heraclitus of Ephesus, a Greek philosopher from the 5th century BC, “There is nothing permanent except change”. That remains as true 25 centuries later as it was when he first wrote it.
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  • Got Employees? Find out How Your Benefits Stack Up
    Got Employees? Find out How Your Benefits Stack Up

    Online resource helps employers stay competitive in fight for top talent

    Principal today announced updates to the Principal Benefit Design ToolSM to give business owners the knowledge needed to help build competitive benefits packages.
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  • New Cybercrime Operating Model Among High-Profile Threat Groups
    New Cybercrime Operating Model Among High-Profile Threat Groups

    Accenture Security’s 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report identifies top threats influencing the cyber landscape, including emerging disinformation techniques and evolving relationships in the underground economy

    Cybercrime campaigns and high-profile advanced persistent threat groups are shifting how they target victims and focusing more on intricate relationships with “secure syndicate” partnerships to disguise activity, according to the latest 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
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  • The Future Of Insurance: A View From The Driver’s Seat
    The Future Of Insurance: A View From The Driver’s Seat

    There is only one destination for the next generation of insurance leaders — a digital future

    by Denise Garth

    Check your rearview mirror. Who is back there? Look out of your windshield. Who is in front of you? Can you see yourself in the visor mirror? Who is staring back?
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  • Clients See the Benefits of Digital Technology as Cyber Concerns Persist
    Clients See the Benefits of Digital Technology as Cyber Concerns Persist

    Investors still wary of banking and investing online

    The latest Morgan Stanley Investor Pulse Poll finds that high net worth (HNW) investors are increasingly attracted to digital technology while at the same time concerned about cybersecurity.
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  • American Employees Have a Strong Desire to Work Abroad, But Rarely Take the Opportunity
    American Employees Have a Strong Desire to Work Abroad, But Rarely Take the Opportunity

    New MetLife survey shows employers have an opportunity to attract and retain talent by promoting expatriate experiences within their companies

    A recent survey commissioned by MetLife found that 67 percent of American employees are interested in taking an expatriate (expat) assignment through their employer—stints lasting three months or more in another country—indicating that American workers have a strong desire to travel abroad for work.
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  • Five Tips For Dealing With The Capital One Breach
    Five Tips For Dealing With The Capital One Breach

    A pro-active approach to managing your credit going forward

    In the aftermath of Capital One’s announcement on Monday that roughly 100 million credit card applications had been compromised in a data breach, exposing an estimated 77,000 bank account numbers and 140,000 Social Security numbers, many consumers likely have questions and concerns for their own wallets.
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  • Data: Consumers’ Friends and Family Drive Awareness for Financial Services Companies
    Data: Consumers’ Friends and Family Drive Awareness for Financial Services Companies

    No Surprise: Reputation can make or break new consumer acquisitions

    For its report, "Inside the Lifecycle of the Financial Services Consumer," Yes Marketing surveyed over 1,000 consumers on their priorities when selecting a financial services provider and found that the reputation of a financial services company can make or break new customer acquisition.
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