PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending May 19th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday readers! This weekend’s newsletter considers the role of health savings accounts, or HSAs, in the retirement planning effort. Survey and anecdotal evidence shows Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials alike anticipate major challenges paying for health care post-employment. HSAs, however, present an opportunity to leverage the power of compounding and market returns to ease the burden. 
Editor's choice
Will HSAs Become the 401(k)s for Health Care Savings?
HSAs are gaining more acceptance as concerns about health care costs in retirement increase, and interestingly, they seem to be following a similar path as 401(k) plan growth. Read more >
HSAs and DC Health Care
Advising about saving for retirement health care costs can add to an adviser’s value proposition. Read more >
Fearing Health Care Costs in Retirement
The three biggest retirement-related financial worries for most Americans are a costly health issue affecting them or a loved one; inflation; and having too little money to do what they would like. Read more >
Retiree Health Care Cost Estimates Rise
According to research by Fidelity, couples who retired in 2016 can expect to pay $260,000 on health care throughout retirement or 6% more than the previous year’s estimate. Read more >
Participants Investing in HSAs Stay Committed to 401(k)s
Most participants are taking advantage of the combined benefits an HSA and 401(k) have to offer, but there is still a gap in knowledge of HSA basics among participants.  Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes

It appears some last-minute amendments have largely removed controversial provisions from the Senate’s version of tax reform legislation that would have had a big impact on governmental 457 and nonprofit 403(b) plan sponsors.

Pass-Through Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses May Be Mitigated via Roth

The American Retirement Association says that tax reform could be a disincentive for small businesses to offer retirement plans; however, as one reader shares, there are counter considerations having to do with Roth 401(k) options that could mitigate some of the concern.

Education on Lifetime Income Needed in Not-for-Profit Sector
In-plan lifetime income options can secure certain benefits participants may not find in retail solutions, suggests a new study by TIAA.
Congressional Democrats Continue Push on Butch Lewis Act

The legislation would take steps to provide additional anti-cutback protections for Teamsters, miners, and other unionized American workers who have paid significant sums into multiemployer pension funds.

Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs

In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs called the Fujitsu plan one of the most expensive in the country and specifically called out the design and implementation of the plan’s custom target-date funds.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

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