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Insurers’ Use of Social Media Jumps

A new LIMRA survey finds that 93 percent of life insurance companies had social media programs in place in 2013, up 55 percent from 2010 (when only 60 percent of companies used social media). More than three quarters of companies report having social media programs targeted at the public (77 percent); while 7 in 10 have programs supporting financial professionals’ ...

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Middle America Not Saving Enough

A recent LIMRA study has found that 57 percent of middle-market American households are not saving regularly. This number jumps to 69 percent for households with children who are under 18 years old. According to the survey, the top five financial goals of middle-market households are: Saving enough for a comfortable retirement Building an emergency fund Paying off/reducing debt Maintaining/achieving ...

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Lower Cost Increases for Medical Plans

Projected cost increases for all types of medical plans are anticipated to be down by between 0.1 and 0.5 percent in 2014, according to a survey by Buck Consultants. The survey notes that this continues the favorable trend of slow, steady declines generally experienced since 2010. In a national survey of 126 insurers and administrators, Buck measured the projected average ...

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Millennials Go Old School

It’s not just beards, butchers and bicycles that Millennials are bringing back. The youngest adults in America, aged 18-29, are also showing signs that they’re old souls in the way they manage their money. This finding was uncovered through the 2014 Planning and Progress Study, an annual research project commissioned by Northwestern Mutual. The study explores Americans’ attitudes and behaviors ...

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Americans Enter 2014 with False Sense of Financial Security

Although only a few years have passed since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, many Americans seem to have forgotten the trauma it caused to their portfolios and may now have a false sense of security about their current financial well-being. This is according to the 5th annual New Year’s Resolution Survey from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Only 16% ...

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Greatest Financial Concerns for Non-Retirees

A new survey of investors who are currently working shows that concerns about rising health-care costs, changes to Social Security and/or Medicare, and running out of money are among the greatest financial worries in retirement. The percentage citing these concerns increased since prior surveys. According to the study, conducted as a part of the John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index by ...

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Moral and Social Values at Work Rank Highest in the U.S.

ECCO International, a network of public relations and marketing communications consultancies in over 40 countries, released its global Index of Corporate Values 2013. The index reports that moral and social values in the workplace rank higher than any other category in the U.S. Alpaytac Public Relations/Marketing Communications participated in gathering information for the report, which was released earlier this year. ...

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IS 70 Is the New 65?

At the beginning of National Save for Retirement Week, a Swiss Re survey reveals what many Americans suspect—they most likely will be working well into their Golden Years. The Risk perception survey shows that 57 percent of American workers expect to retire from work beyond the age of 65–or to never retire. Nineteen percent of U.S. respondents–more than any other ...

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