Proposed Opiod-crisis Law May Affect Workers Comp

President Donald Trump is expected to sign into law a comprehensive bipartisan bill that aims to tackle the opioid epidemic in the United States.

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed their own versions of the Opioid Crisis Response Act in September and June, respectively. On Sept. 25, the two lawmaking bodies reached an agreement, hammering out the details of the massive package that aims to tackle the crisis from all facets — from shipping, packaging and prescribing of opioids to prevention and treatment efforts.

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Webinar On-demand – Recognition: A Secret to Employee Retention

Did you miss the recent webinar on how to retain your best and brightest employees? Don’t worry–now you can watch this excellent presentation at your convenience. CLICK HERE to join Truss and Wolf Prairie as they discuss this important topic. You might be surprised to find out there is more involved than just saying “thanks.”


Financial Corner: Two West Advisors Named to 2018 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors

Two West is pleased to announce that they have been named to the 2018 edition of the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers. The list recognizes the top financial advisers who specialize in serving defined contribution (DC) retirement plans, such as 401(k) and 403(b) plans, across the US.

This is the fourth annual FT 401 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the asset management industry.

Financial advisers from across the US applied for consideration, having met a set minimum of requirements. The applicants were then graded on six criteria: DC assets under management; DC plan growth rate; specialization in DC plans; years of experience; advanced industry credentials; and compliance record. There are no fees or other considerations required of advisers who apply for the FT 401.

The final FT 401 represents an impressive cohort of elite advisers: the “average” adviser in this year’s FT 401 has 20 years of experience advising DC plans and advises $1.26 billion in DC plan assets. The FT 401 advisers hail from 38 states and Washington, D.C., and DC plans on average account for 81% of their practices’ total assets.

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