The embarrassing and problematic launch of HealthCare.gov is nothing short of incomprehensible in our well-established technology driven world of commerce. How could it be that the U.S. government could not put up a functioning website to support applications and enrollment...
The 2014 Arizona Institute is fast approaching. Scheduled for Jan. 26-30 at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, this renowned meeting features advanced educational sessions from some of the best practitioners in the business. Take home planning strategies that will...
Forget the website troubles, here's something that could throw a real wrench in President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul plans. A national poll from Harvard University's Institute of Politics of 18- to 29-year-olds finds that less...
Advisor confidence climbed for a second straight month in November, with gains fueled by an increase in risk tolerance and a shift away from cash. The Retirement Advisor Confidence Index — Financial Planning's monthly barometer of business conditions for wealth managers...
There is somewhat of a conundrum that seems to be inexplicably plaguing the annuity industry. What specific aspect of a deferred annuity contract seems so simple and basic, but ends up being so hard for many to understand? The answer would be the 10 percent free withdrawal...
A new collection of rigorous research and up-to-date statistics paints a clear picture of America's retirement system as a strong source of financial security for U.S. workers in their golden years, with defined contribution...
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service needs to make changes to prevent fraud and improve security in systems it is building to deliver health insurance subsidies, according to an audit by the tax agency’s inspector general.
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