Ransomware: Hacking Gets Personal
No cyberthreat better represents the difficulty of hitting a moving security target than ransomware, which encrypts a computer's files and demands the owner pay a ransom, usually in Bitcoins, to get the data back. Ransomware has resisted FBI crackdowns on the largest perpetrators and has evolved into forms that are even harder to block. But, for now, there is a … More
Executive Vice President Steve Weissenberger of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Maryland feels that construction already has health packages in place that sufficiently cover employees. His company alone “exceeds $100,000 per employee, per year” in benefit packages.
Weissenberger said the bill has “good intentions with bad results,” limiting the ability of an employer to run … More
ATTENTION INDUSTRY FUND CONTRIBUTORS: On December 13, 2014, Congress passed an Appropriations Act which included pension reform provisions to address the sunset of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Attached is a report from NCCMP, an organization of which the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 486 Pension Fund is a member, which summarizes the pension provisions of the new law.
NCCMP … More
The Case for Pension Relief: NCCMP’s Solutions Not Bailouts Report
Joseph A. LoCicero, President & CEO of The Segal Group and Harold Cooper, VP & Actuary of Segal Consulting, recently presented at a conference sponsored by the Great Lakes Fabricators and Erectors Association (GLFEA) in Detroit, MI. Their presentation, “The Case for Pension Relief,” presents a case study showing … More
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