Below is our most recent list of News & Notes from the week that was. Let us know what you think. Should we continue this feature?
- New York City is considering using the city’s public pension funds to finance housing for those displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
- A recent New York Life study confirms our thinking that, when it comes to retirement saving, people tend to take the path of least resistance.
- Continuing with our unplanned New York theme, the New York Times recently reported how some non-traditional medical practitioners were lobbying to be included as “essential health benefits” under health care reform. Is acupuncture essential?
- Going completely to the other coast, CBS Los Angeles reported that LA County officials were scrambling to retain “paying patients” ahead of 2014.
- Apparently, defined contribution plan fees were at a record low in 2012. Do you think fee disclosure had anything to do with that?
- Finally, can you imagine buying health insurance at the grocery store? That may happen in the future, says this Kaiser Health News report. Seeing the premium quotes might make us think twice about some of our purchases (Twinkies are healthy, right?).