Breaking news

Securian creates ‘open MEP’

'Open multiple employer plans' are defined contribution plans that many unrelated small firms can join. Legislation to ease their formation is pending in Congress.
Guest Column

America’s Exploding Budget Deficit

The U.S. should slow the cost of Social Security by raising the age threshold for receiving full benefits to 70 from 67, recommends Harvard's deficit hawk.
Honorable Mention

Life/annuity industry news

Athene in $19 billion reinsurance deal with Voya; Allianz Life survey finds interest in protection products; TIAA rebrands its banking units; Global Atlantic in $9 billion reinsurance deal.


May 31, 2018

The Myth of the Aging Society

‘The standard chronological measure of age makes less sense than ever,’ writes our guest columnist, a professor at the London School of Economics and co-author of ‘The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an...
May 24, 2018

The Complex Truth about Retiree Medical Costs

The cost of medical care in retirement doesn't look as scary when you break it down into annual expenses and remember that insurance covers most of the big-ticket items.
May 17, 2018

This Is Worse than the Fiduciary Rule

Nature abhors a vacuum, and so does the retirement industry. Now that the Obama fiduciary rule is gone, some people are realizing that it actually served a purpose. The problems that the DOL addressed...