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    Hartford Financial Services offers to pay employees to give up their pensions

    Insurer offers voluntary lump-sum payments to about 13,500 workers who have left the company and haven't yet started receiving pension payments.

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    Former Pimco parent Pacific Life moves accounts to Janus

    Pacific Life Insurance Co., the insurer where Pimco was started as a bond unit in 1971, is moving money from Bill Gross's old firm to Janus Capital Group, which the bond legend joined last month.

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    Indexed universal life insurance faces fresh scrutiny

    Regulators homing in on whether insurers are presenting a picture of performance that's too rosy.

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    Wintrob to join Oaktree Capital as CEO

    Former AIG Life and Retirement executive to oversee nonfinancial operations at alternative investment shop.

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    FSI offers long-term disability, life insurance to members

    Program guarantees members coverage at a group rate FSI has secured as the plan sponsor.

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    A user's guide to this week's "Fedspeak"

    On this morning's Breakfast with Benjamin menu, a guide to the Fed's upcoming comments, Calpers sends hedge funds out to pasture, getting on the stock-split bandwagon, and more.

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    Life insurance companies ranked by direct premiums

    Company2013 total direct premium2013 market shareMetropolitan$11,503.67.98%Northwestern Mutual$9,436.06.55%Prudential of America$8,341.95.79%New York Life$7,812.15.42%Lincoln National$6,144.54.27%MassMutual Life Insurance$5,077.73.52%John Hancock$4,849.43.37%Aegon U.S. Holding $4,065.22.82%State

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    Long-term care carriers

    CompanyNew 2013 PoliciesNew 2013 Annualized premiums ($M)In-force Policies, 2013In-force Annualized premiums ($M), 2013Bankers Life and Casualty 1, 27,248$12.0 283,996$476.3 Genworth Financial 353,974$133.8 1,209,869$2,508.8 John Hancock Life Insurance 313,305$36.2 604,889$1,394.9 Knights of

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    One of industry's last holdouts, NAIFA elects its first female president

    With women representing only 11.5% of advisers, trade group plans to highlight women in industry.

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    BofA settlement comes back to bite homeowners

    On today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: BofA settlement bites homeowners. Plus: Warren Buffett feels compliance pain; a mortgage shop tries financial advice; fewer stocks participating in the bull market run; and stocks that could benefit from the ALS ice-bucket challenge.

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    MassMutual raises retirement game with hiring spree

    Insurer aims to boost position among retirement plans with around $15 million in assets.

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    Greenback rallies ahead of the Fed minutes

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The dollar rallies ahead of Fed news. Plus: Stocks historically love the Fed's Jackson Hole meeting; Argentina's latest gambit; insurance companies create new asset management opportunities; and regretting not buying Google at the IPO.

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    Ladenburg Thalmann acquires insurance brokerage

    Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. on Friday acquired insurance broker Highland Capital for $42 million.

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    GAO report calls for more disclosure of managed accounts in 401(k)s

    The Labor Department should require providers to share more on fees, performance and benchmarking, GAO says.

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    Can an adviser affiliated with an insurance company be fee only? Yes.

    State rules on insurance affiliation complicate fee-only status for some CFPs.