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July 2012 Archives

Your source for the latest health, disability and insurance news and tips.

Affordable Car Insurance Available for California College Students

As parents and high school graduates prepare for the end of summer and the start of college classes in the fall, thoughts turn to tuition, textbooks and upcoming school parties. As college students look forward to heading off to school, either in cars of their own or their parents' vehicles, it is also important to consider what type of auto insurance coverage is needed.

College Students and Their Belongings: Homeowners Insurance and Renters Insurance

College students have more possessions of value than they or their parents may realize. The lives of college students are filled with laptops, smartphones, clothes and whether you believe it or not textbooks. Often insurance issues for college students are out of sight and out of mind until an accident or something worse occurs. But, what types of insurance, if any, cover your college kid's personal property?

New ERISA Rules Provide Transparency to 401(k) Costs

Many employee benefit packages today feature 401(k) accounts, and what many employees may not know is that the management of these retirement funds cost money. But what many people with 401(k)s may not know is that they are responsible for the payment of fees associated with the management of their 401(k) account and the price of those fees. Under new ERISA requirements the costs of 401(k) fees will be outlined.

U.S. Supreme Court to Take On Dispute Involving ERISA's Equitable Limitation

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review whether a provision of ERISA allows the operator of a plan to seek reimbursement from a plan participant who receives a personal injury settlement. The Court has looked at the issue before and will examine the issue again during its next term.