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Executive Summaries for 2013

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1st Quarter 2013

Business Case for Employee Benefits
by Anna M. Rappaport, Anna Rappaport Consulting
Reducing Suboptimal Employee Decisions Can Build the Business Case for Employee Benefits
by Christopher Goldsmith, CEBS, Sibson and Steven F. Cyboran, CEBS, Sibson
Employee Benefits in a Total Rewards Framework
by Jane Kwon, Aon Hewitt and Pam Hein, Aon Hewitt
25 Factors Influencing the Choice of a Client’s Optimal Retirement Age
by Kenn B. Tacchino, New York Life Center for Retirement Income and Widener University and Patricia S. Tacchino, Pathway School
Longevity Insurance Annuities in 401(k) Plans and IRAs
by John A. Turner, Ph.D., Pension Policy Center and David D. McCarthy, Pension Policy Center

2nd Quarter 2013

Health Care Reform: Implications for Employers After the 2012 Election
by Tami Simon, Buck Consultants, Sharon Cohen, Buck Consultants and Kin Chan, Buck Consultants
Leveraging Private and Public Exchanges in an Employee Benefits Strategy
by Susan Margolis, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Michael Thompson, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Health Care Reform and the Hourly Challenge
by Tracy Watts, Mercer and Stefan Gaertner, Ph.D., Mercer
Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: The Time Is Now
by Steven E. Wojcik, National Business Group on Health
The Affordable Care Act in Brief: A Look Into January 2014 Changes
by Syed M. Mehmud, Wakely Consulting Group and David Neiman, Wakely Consulting Group
The Employer’s Decision to Provide Health Insurance Under the Health Reform Law
by Gaobo Pang, Ph.D., Towers Watson and Mark J. Warshawsky, Ph.D., Towers Watson
Early Retiree Reinsurance Program: Bridge to 2014
by Ann Costello, Ph.D., Barney School of Business, University of Hartford

3rd Quarter 2013

The Persistence of Employee 401(k) Contributions Over a Major Stock Market Cycle: The Limited Power of Inertia
by Leslie A. Muller, Ph.D., Grand Valley State University and John A. Turner, Ph.D., Pension Policy Center

4th Quarter 2013

Accountable Care Organizations—The Promise, Perils and Pathway to Value for Plan Sponsors
by John Stenson, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Michael Thompson, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Accountable Care Organizations—An Employer POV Primer
by Isabelle Wang, Deloitte Consulting, LLP and Michael Maniccia, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Incorporating Wellness Into Employee Benefit Strategies—Why It Makes Sense
by Michelle Mudge-Riley, McCarthy Actuarial Consulting, Mac McCarthy, McCarthy Actuarial Consulting and Thomas E. Persichetti, McCarthy Actuarial Consulting
How Safe Is Your ADP/ACP Safe Harbor?
by Daniel P. Schwallie, Ph.D., Aon Hewitt and Allen Steinberg, Law Offices of Allen T. Steinberg, P.C.

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