Vanner’s Perspective

Retirement Patterns: are Workers Outsmarting the Experts?

An increasing number of workers are choosing to stay in the workforce – many on a part-time basis. In effect, these workers have created their own phased retirement program. This ongoing employment contributes to retirement income adequacy and can be viewed as a key part of solving the challenges posed by past errors (such as low savings and insufficient diversification).

Multiple Personalities: The Administration’s Approach to the ACA

While the debate over replacing the Affordable Care Act continues, it is also important to focus on the law that currently controls the American health care system – the ACA. The Trump Administration has been sending conflicting signals about how it will administer the Affordable Care Act. These conflicting signals may prove to be disruptive to insurance markets - and to individuals.

Paid Parental Leave – An Emerging Consensus?

A new report, prepared by economists from the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution, provides some interesting fodder for the debate over a national paid leave policy for the U.S. The report provides an economic rationale for establishment of a paid leave program and attempts to create a consensus proposal for both the right and the left of the ideological spectrum.

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How Does New York’s Paid Family Leave Fit in With Other Leaves?

Employees faced with caregiving needs are covered by a number of different rules, including FMLA – and, starting in 2018, New York’s paid family leave law. Employers must deal with the complexities of integrating these overlapping – and, sometimes, conflicting – rules.

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