Don’t Expect Clients to “Sleepwalk” Retirement

It is not enough for retirement funds to set default investment options and then expect employees to “sleepwalk” to a financially secure retirement, Alexander Forbes said this week, ... Continue Reading →

California at Epicenter of Neuro Science Research

California is “at the epicenter” of national efforts to increase medical research into Alzheimer’s disease, autism, traumatic brain injuries and other brain-related issues. Scientists ... Continue Reading →

Spanish-Language Website for Health Law

Sacramento business leaders launched a Spanish-language website Friday to help Latino employers and employees navigate the health-reform law. The goal is to ensure small business owners ... Continue Reading →

Patient-Driven Health Care Getting Poplar

It’s not just our nation’s health care system that’s changing, but the patients who utilize this system as well. An especially interesting trend along these lines is what Dr. ... Continue Reading →

Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Up Since September

Between September 2013 and May, about 6.7 million U.S. residents had signed up for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program under the Affordable Care Act, bringing ... Continue Reading →

Guide to Health Reform to Employers and Brokers

An important brochure designed to help California’s small employer groups (2-50 employees) understand and prepare for health reform is now available to insurance brokers and their ... Continue Reading →

SeeChange Partners with Smokers’ Helpline To Offer Smoking Cessation

SeeChange Health Insurance, the leader in value-based benefit design solutions for small and midsized employers and the fastest-growing health plan in California, is partnering with ... Continue Reading →

More Women Take Retirement-Plan Reins

More than 90 percent of women recently surveyed agreed that in today’s world, women need to be significantly more involved in financial planning than in the past, with the highest ... Continue Reading →

New York Life, Allianz Life Among Indexed, Income Annuity Leaders

Income annuity results for Q4 2012 were $2.4 billion, an increase of 7.2 percent from last year and a 0.3 percent increase from Q3 2012. It was the third consecutive quarterly improvement, ... Continue Reading →

How the Recession Changed Retirement Planning

The Great Recession was a game changer in many ways, including retirement planning. Some long standing rules and traditions became obsolete and others held true. What lessons did the ... Continue Reading →