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Law 360: Plan Sponsors Should Consider Pension De-Risking

The underfunded size of a pension plan is debt. There is an increasing view among corporate CEOs and CFOs that pension debt is a riskier form of debt than traditional debt, because pension debt carries additional volatility. As such, there should be a premium associated with managing that risk and companies are weighing this risk

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Tax Overhaul Dings High Nonprofit Salaries

Crain’s Cleveland Business article quotes Elliot Dinkin, president/CEO of Cowden.

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Talk Business: Federal Trust Pays $18.1 Million to Arkansas Retirees in 2017, Pension Bubble Fears Grow

The federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) paid out more than $18.111 million to 4,580 Arkansas retirees in failed pension plans in 2017. The payments came despite fears that rising deficits for some of the nation’s largest employer programs will cause the government-funded trust to run out of money in the next decade.Elliot Dinkin, president/CEO

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Ready or Not Here Comes GASB 75!

Governments have already started their 2018 fiscal year.  Governments that offer Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) must now plan for Governmental Accounting Standard No. 75 (GASB 75). The new GASB statement is effective for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2017, though some entities may have adopted early.Until the 2018 fiscal year, GASB 45 governed OPEB

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Simplify Compliance – Federal, State and Local Family Medical Leave Laws

Certain employers are subject to the federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  In addition, many state and local governments are adopting family and medical leave laws.  Sorting out which laws apply and how they interact is challenging.Read Benefits Brief

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