For traditional IRAs, the overwhelming number of people that are taking withdrawals from them are because they have to under the RMD rules, and for the most part the amount of the withdrawal is only the amount they are required to take out," Craig Copeland, EBRI
senior research associate and author of the report, said in a statement.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) say this benefit is extremely important, while an additional 23% consider it to be very important," EBRI
Research Director Jack VanDerhei says people often underestimate medical costs in retirement.
The increase in IRA wealth is expected to continue in the future, as more workers will be in defined contribution plans and will be in them for a longer period of their working lives," the EBRI
has four "centers" for health research: health benefits innovations, health coverage and public policy, healthcare in retirement, and survey research.
Jack VanDerhei, EBRI
research director and co-author of the study, said in the statement that the survey data "confirm the continuing important role of target-date funds in 401(k) plans, revealing that a substantial core of consistent 401(k) participants who held at least some target-date fund assets in their account before the financial crisis, still did so at year-end 2012.
also found that employer-funded health reimbursement arrangements declined over the last year.
The new office will specialise in investigating financial crimes and referring pertaining cases to relevant courts in accordance with the laws concerning public fund-related crimes, such as breaches of trust and abuse of public office," said Al Ebri
researchers have developed a new technology - a Pyroformer - which generates cost-effective heat and power from its use of multiple waste sources.
report notes that employers have now been using consumer-directed health plans for more than ten years.
The increase in overall coverage came despite the fact that the percentage of people covered by employment-based health insurance benefits continues to decline, EBRI
The market opportunities of the equipment - called a Pyroformer and developed by Professor Andreas Hornung of EBRI
- also offer business benefits to the West Midlands region.