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CDHPs: As Enrollment Goes Up, a Time to Tune Up

Special Benefits Quarterly article by Sander Domaszewicz and Jay Savan, CEBS | Mercer

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Model Portfolios: Helping Educators Make Objective DC Plan Decisions

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ISCEBS/Deloitte Survey: Economic Stability Creates Renewed Confidence in Retirement Savings

The economic uptick over the past year has led to renewed interest in retirement savings, according to Deloitte’s 13th Annual Defined Contribution Benchmarking Survey. The research underlying the survey found that average account balances have reached an all-time high of more than $95,000, up from $85,600 in 2012 and an increased number of employees are participating in defined contribution plans, jumping 6 percentage points.

Among key findings, as the economy continues to recover, the No. 1 reason for lack of employee participation in defined contribution plans is no longer due to an “uncertain economy/job market” (14 percent in 2013 compared to 24 percent in 2012), but instead a “lack of awareness and understanding” (30 percent in 2013 compared to 21 percent in 2012). [Press Release] [Full survey]

3rd Quarter Benefits Quarterly - Pharmacy and Health Savings Accounts

The third quarter issue of Benefits Quarterly is now available in Members Only. This edition focuses on pharmacy and health savings accounts. Read the full issue now or wait for your copy in the mail.

A good article to start with is "CDHPs" As Enrollment Goes Up, a Time to Tune Up" by Sander Domascewicz and Jay Savan, CEBS from Mercer.

Report Your CEBS Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

The online reporting for CEBS CPE is available.

You can enter, view or edit your CPE activities and credits through your International Foundation profile. Log in at and click "Manage Your CPE Credits" to the right of your name. The username or login is your 6- or 8-digit member number and the password is traditionally your last name.

If you need assistance, contact the CEBS customer service team during business hours at 800-449-2327, option 3 or

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