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Pension Risk Transfer: Annuities Getting Increased Attention

Pension Risk Transfer: Annuities Getting Increased Attention

In this fourth insight brief from CFO Research and Prudential, senior executives share their thoughts on the use of pension risk transfer, especially in the form of a group annuity buyout transaction, as a potential solution to transfer their companies’ defined benefit obligations.
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Closing the Gap in DB Plans

Closing the Gap in DB Plans

The third installment of CFO Research, in collaboration with Prudential, explores senior executives’ views on how their companies are addressing the funded status of their defined benefit (DB) plans.
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How Well Protected are Employees Against Key Financial Risks?

How Well Protected are Employees Against Key Financial Risks?

This paper provides a holistic approach to understanding the financial risks employees face both before and in retirement. It provides financial protection scores for the U.S. workforce, explores demographic differences in the scores, and provides insights for employers seeking to implement or improve financial wellness programs.
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Prudential’s Ninth Study Of Employee Benefits: Today & Beyond

Prudential’s Ninth Study Of Employee Benefits: Today & Beyond

Research report examines five key trends impacting the group insurance industry: Broker and employer objectives and strategies, return-to-work programs, voluntary benefits, employee financial wellness, and benefits communication. Brokers, employers, and employees provide their perspectives on these important trends within the benefits landscape.
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Helping Employees Achieve Secure—and Timely—Retirements

Helping Employees Achieve Secure—and Timely—Retirements

CFO Research, in collaboration with Prudential, asks senior finance executives their views on defined contribution plans, and what options could help improve the retirement security of employees.
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The Value of Employees’ Financial Wellness

The Value of Employees’ Financial Wellness

In this first in a series of five briefs, CFO Research, in collaboration with Prudential, surveys finance executives to understand their support of financial wellness programs in the workplace and how these programs could benefit both employers and employees.
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Planning for Retirement: The Growing Impact of Student Loan Debt on Retirement Security

Planning for Retirement: The Growing Impact of Student Loan Debt on Retirement Security

This report, based on new National Retirement Risk Index research, looks at how the retirement security of both students and parents may be at risk when households are burdened with student loan debt.
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NEW VIDEO AVAILABLE: FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR LGBT COUPLES

NEW VIDEO AVAILABLE: FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR LGBT COUPLES

What financial planning concerns do same-sex couples have in the wake of the Windsor and Obergefell Supreme Court decisions? In this video, couples share their thoughts on the financial challenges and opportunities now facing the LGBT community.
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Early Retirement and the Affordable Care Act

Early Retirement and the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act has made health insurance more accessible and affordable, including those retiring before qualifying for Medicare coverage. This paper explains how pre-Medicare eligible retirees can take advantage of their new insurance options.

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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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Group Benefits Research

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