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    PROVIDING ADVICE WITHIN A CONTRIBUTION PLAN

PROVIDING ADVICE WITHIN A CONTRIBUTION PLAN

PROVIDING ADVICE WITHIN A CONTRIBUTION PLAN OneAmerica taps extra data to help employees reach retirement goals By Thomas A. McCoy, CLU The goal of achieving retirement readiness for a workforce is sometimes pulled in different directions by two equally valuable resources: technology and human advice. Effective use of both is critical, but it is possible to mix the two in different quantities to produce the desired result. Defined contribution (DC)

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    COVERING THE CHASM

COVERING THE CHASM

COVERING THE CHASM Disability insurance fights for its share of the voluntary market By Thomas A. McCoy, CLU Everyone in the workplace has at least one thing in common: They receive a paycheck. Along with it, they share the risk that an injury or illness could eliminate that paycheck. Disability income insurance provides personal risk management for this exposure—a safety net underpinning all of an employee’s current expenditures and his

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    SMILE! DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

SMILE! DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

SMILE! DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Dental and vision remain must-haves in benefits packages By Christopher W. Cook The Broadway musical Annie reminded us that “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” but a smile is more than just shining one’s pearly whites. Having healthy teeth is not only a sign of good oral health but also of overall wellness, according to The Fifth Annual Guardian Workplace Benefits Study,

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    RISK RETENTION FOCUS DRIVES STOP-LOSS GROWTH

RISK RETENTION FOCUS DRIVES STOP-LOSS GROWTH

RISK RETENTION FOCUS DRIVES STOP-LOSS GROWTH Even small employers can self-fund and leverage market innovation and expansion By Len Strazewski When healthcare costs rise 10% or more each year, employers take aim on ways to not only reduce the cost of medical claims, but also the cost of paying and administering claims. For decades, the answer for large employers has been self-funding health insurance claims, hiring outside third-party administrators and

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    TODAY’S CHOICES, TOMORROW’S RESULT$

TODAY’S CHOICES, TOMORROW’S RESULT$

TODAY’S CHOICES, TOMORROW’S RESULT$ Transamerica’s view of the intersection of health and wealth By Thomas A. McCoy, CLU Traditionally, when an employee started to work for an organization that provided some type of health benefits and a retirement plan, both the employee and employer would consider the health offerings as protection for the present. The retirement plan was protection for the future. Today, a growing number of employers are aligning

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