EXCLUSIVES

Advisers Giving Back: Brad Arends at intellicents

The plight of rural community health care systems is a personal matter for the community in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and for Brad Arends at intellicents.

Advisers Can Play Key Role Boosting Voluntary Benefits

Benefits consultants play a helpful role in guiding employers through decisions involving the offering of voluntary and health benefits: Why offer benefits? Who pays? How do you educate employees?

Will Open MEPs Soon Have Their Day?

The executive director of the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, reflecting on a recent summit of government and industry leaders, suggests the stars may finally be coming into line for open multiple employer plans.

SEC and DOL Face Hurdles in Fiduciary Collaboration

When it comes to the possibility of a uniform advice standard for advisers and brokers coming from the SEC, one attorney argues “things are still very much in a wait-and-see mode,” despite increased chatter among lobbying organizations about the possibility.

Investing Optimism and Health Care Cost Challenges

The head of Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust reflects on a strong boost in investor optimism measured in a recent survey published by the firm—and on the specter of ballooning health care cost projections.