Benefits

  • The State Of Grief
    The State Of Grief

    Working to understand the effect of loss on children

    Annually commissioned by the New York Life Foundation to evaluate the bereavement landscape, the 2024 State of Grief Report highlights not only the ongoing need, but also a growing desire, for holistic help and support for those experiencing grief in workplaces, schools, and communities.
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  • State Of Pensions 2024
    State Of Pensions 2024

    U.S. public pension finding to improve in 2024

    State and municipal retirement systems are on track to outperform their investment targets and experience solid improvements to the national average funded ratio in 2024, according to Equable Institute's State of Pensions 2024 report.
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  • The Impact Of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage In HSA-Eligible Health Plans On Medication Adherence
    The Impact Of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage In HSA-Eligible Health Plans On Medication Adherence

    Expanding pre-deductible coverage increased patient compliance with medication regimens

    A new research report published today by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) finds evidence that expanding pre-deductible coverage in health savings account (HSA)-eligible health plans in 2022 increased medication adherence.
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  • Milliman Public Pension Funding Index
    Milliman Public Pension Funding Index

    Public pension funded ratio rises to 79.9% in June, in second month of growth

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of its latest Public Pension Funding Index (PPFI), which analyzes data from the nation’s 100 largest public defined benefit plans.
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  • Managed Account Platform Consolidation Is Happening, Albeit Slowly
    Managed Account Platform Consolidation Is Happening, Albeit Slowly

    Sponsors must create a path of least resistance to spur advisor adoption

    Since 2020, the segment of platform sponsors that report having achieved a single platform architecture has increased from 14% to 30%, while those indicating ongoing stasis in a multi-platform environment has fallen from 32% to 20%.
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  • Corporate Pension Funded Status Sees Sixth Straight Month Of Improvement
    Corporate Pension Funded Status Sees Sixth Straight Month Of Improvement

    Milliman PFI funding ratio rises to 103.7% as of June 30

    Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of its latest Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index (PFI), which analyzes the 100 largest U.S. corporate pension plans.
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  • Businesses Show Growing Optimism Amid Global Challenges
    Businesses Show Growing Optimism Amid Global Challenges

    Report: An improved growth optimism despite continued geopolitical tensions and supply chain disruptions

    Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB), a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, today released its Q3 2024 Global Business Optimism Insights report.
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  • U.S. Middle Market Performance Remains Consistent
    U.S. Middle Market Performance Remains Consistent

    Private equity backed companies show solid revenue and earnings growth, consistent with the last 7 quarters

    Middle market private companies in the Golub Capital Altman Index grew earnings by 11% during the first two months of the second quarter of 2024. Revenue grew 7% during the same period.
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  • The Great Disconnect
    The Great Disconnect

    Work Futures study reveals critical gaps between workers and employers on AI, culture, and upskilling/reskilling

    Dexian, a leading provider of staffing, IT, and workforce solutions, today announced the findings of its 2024 Work Futures Study. The research uncovers a significant disconnect between what workers want and need and what employers are delivering – from the role of tech/AI in the hiring process, the importance of cultural fit, and preferences in…
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  • AI-Driven Project Management Sees 90% Positive ROI Among Users
    AI-Driven Project Management Sees 90% Positive ROI Among Users

    Sixty three percent of project managers report increased productivity and efficiency with AI integration

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) in project management is delivering substantial benefits and encouraging further investments, according to Capterra’s Most Impactful PM Tools Survey.
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  • Corporate Restructurings Set to Accelerate Over the Next Two Years
    Corporate Restructurings Set to Accelerate Over the Next Two Years

    Regulations favoring liquidation over rehabilitation seen as biggest challenge

    The volume of new corporate restructuring mandates is set to continue rising over the next two years as distressed companies grapple with geopolitical uncertainty, tightening interest rates, and new regulatory challenges, according to new research commissioned by CSC, the world’s leading provider of global business administration and compliance solutions.
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  • Spotlighting The Increasing Focus On Workplace Financial Benefits
    Spotlighting The Increasing Focus On Workplace Financial Benefits

    Morgan Stanley at Work concluded marquee workplace financial benefits industry event, Thrive, with largest attendance numbers to date

    Morgan Stanley at Work today announced takeaways from its annual Thrive conference and Voice of the Participant survey, which together demonstrate increasing demand for and adoption of workplace financial benefits among both companies and their employees.
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  • Americans With Workplace Retirement Plans Say $1.2 Million Is Needed To Retire Comfortably
    Americans With Workplace Retirement Plans Say $1.2 Million Is Needed To Retire Comfortably

    Nearly half expect to have less than $500,000

    According to the Schroders 2024 U.S. Retirement Survey, Americans who currently participate in a workplace retirement plan (e.g. 401k, 403b, or 457 plan), believe they will need $1,200,000 saved to retire comfortably, yet 46% expect to have less than $500,000 in savings at retirement – including 23% who say they will have less than $250,000.
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