At Last Minute, IRS Gives Gay Couples Health Care Tax Break
The government says legally married same-sex couples can claim tax benefits this year if they’re enrolled in an FSA, HSA or cafeteria plan.
In Advisors’ Year-End Reviews, Don’t Skip These Key Points, ING Urges
Bob Kaplan, ING U.S.’s national retirement consultant, outlined for advisors the key points they should address with their plan sponsor clients in their year-end reviews.
The U.S. Economy Is Stuck in the Past
A backward-looking society underinvests in the future.
New Hire Roundup: FPA Welcomes David Brand Back to the Fold
Also this week, Securities America names a director of practice succession and acquisition and a new member for its recruiting team, while an SEC litigator joins WIlmerHale.
How to Market to, and Meet the Needs of, Same-Sex Couples
Three suggestions on how to market to same-sex couples, three key planning issues you should address and a checklist (good for domestic partners, too) to put it all together.
DOL Provides ERISA Guidance for Same-Sex Couples
DOL announced new guidance interpreting the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and its impact on ERISA.
It's Time for Congress to Ban Forced Arbitration for Investors
The Investor Choice Act would level the playing field for ordinary investors by prohibiting mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements in BD and advisor customer contracts.
Nonprofits Closed Voter Turnout Gaps in 2012 Election
People pegged as "low-propensity" voters were three times likelier to vote when engaged by nonprofits, a study found.
Brave New (Client) World
While many advisors are growing their businesses today, they risk missing out on tomorrow’s growth by neglecting audiences beyond the traditional affluent white male client.
Financial Planners Waste No Time After DOMA Ruling
Hart Patterson Financial Services began calling clients immediately following the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage.