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One Size Does Not Fit All - Smart Business Magazine Article by Elliot Dinkin

In this economy — with the current and future workforce — it’s vital to offer a total compensation plan of base compensation, incentives, benefits, time off, ancillary, etc.Just like you … Continued

Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans Committed to Continued Work

The deadline for the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans (JSC) to vote on and propose new legislation that attempts to solve the multiemployer pension crisis has … Continued

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 … Continued

SOA Mortality Improvement Scale MP-2017 Released

The Retirement Plans Experience Committee (RPEC) of the Society of Actuaries recently released mortality improvement table MP-2017, an updated version of their MP series of mortality improvement tables. The update … Continued

2018 IRS Mortality Tables Finally Released: What Plan Sponsors Need to Know

On October 3, 2017, the IRS released Notice 2017-60, which summarizes rules provided in regulations to be released October 5, 2017 in regard to 2018 mortality and mortality improvement tables … Continued

Get Yourself Out of the Rut! Rejuvenate Your Motivation with a New Mindset - Dinkin's Thinkin - Smart Business Magazine

  How often have you heard, “I’ve lost my motivation,” and “I’m in a rut?” Certainly, what motivates me is different than what motivates you. But lack of motivation doesn’t … Continued

De-Risking Strategies for Governmental Pension Plans is Discussed in Bob Hazy's Article Published in the GFOA's Ledger

PENSION DE-RISKING: A PRIMER FOR GOVERNMENTAL SPONSORS By:   Robert W. Hazy, EA, FCA, MAAA, Senior Consultant and Actuary, Cowden Associates, Inc. Pension plans are a risky venture – and the … Continued

Elliot Dinkin Writes for Smart Business Magazine

  Does Your Communication Style Cause Turbulence? Returning from a recent trip, I was in the midst of my second leg home, preparing a speech. I went about it in … Continued

President/CEO Elliot Dinkin Quoted in HealthcareDIVE Newsletter on the New DOL Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime rule, announced two weeks ago, raises the salary threshold to qualify for overtime from $23,660 to $47,476, affecting 4.2 million Americans. The salary threshold was last … Continued

Understanding the Cost of Health Care in Retirement

By Elliot N. Dinkin, President/CEO, Cowden Associates, Inc. – Published in World at Work Many employers today provide access to planning tools and financial advisers to assist employees in maximizing … Continued