Author Archives: Becca Oken-Tatum

Guest view: Retirement plans should be piece of M&A puzzle

Throughout the M&A process, executives are hyper-focused on company synergies and big-picture goals. As a result, one very important factor often goes overlooked – the employer’s retirement plans. There are many details to consider when acquiring a company. Understanding the seller’s retirement plan and how it will fit within the current benefit structure is vital to success.

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Guest view: Latest census data reveals trends to watch

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new population estimates that account for and compare the resident population for counties between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2018. The outcome? There are shifts in population taking place across the nation that may differ from what you might assume. Here are the highlights at a national and local level.

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As population ages, a nursing shortage looms

Nurses help deliver babies, dress wounds and calm patients’ fears. And more will be needed as the population ages. People over 65 are expected to outnumber children for the first time in the nation’s history by 2035, according to a 2018 report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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