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Financial Planning for LGBT Couples After <i>U.S. v. Windsor</i> and <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i> - Updated June 2015 Edition

Financial Planning for LGBT Couples After U.S. v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges - Updated June 2015 Edition

This updated paper explains the impact of the Supreme Court’s Windsor and Obergefell decisions on retirement and employee benefits, including changes to Social Security eligibility that same-sex couples should consider as part of their financial planning strategies.  
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Preparing for Pension Risk Transfer

Preparing for Pension Risk Transfer

This paper discusses the steps involved in a buy-out pension risk transfer transaction, including the preparations a plan sponsor can undertake to make a future transaction easier and to shorten the timeline for execution.
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Paying for College - A Practical Guide for Families

Paying for College - A Practical Guide for Families

This guide helps families understand the different options available to fund a college education without jeopardizing the long-term financial security of parents or students.
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Multiple Employer Plans - Expanding Retirement Savings Opportunities

Multiple Employer Plans - Expanding Retirement Savings Opportunities

This paper examines the retirement coverage gap many Americans working in small companies face due to their lack of access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs) would enable small employers to participate in a single, professionally administered plan that would help solve cost, complexity, and fiduciary liability challenges.
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Financial Wellness: The Next Frontier in Wellness Programs

Financial Wellness: The Next Frontier in Wellness Programs

In this paper, Prudential discusses key risks to financial wellness that employees face during their working years, unveils new national measures of financial wellness for American workers, and discusses best practices for employers in implementing financial wellness programs.
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