PLANADVISER 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
Another Stressed Union Pension to Get PBGC Support

The plan was projected to run out of money at some point this year, but the special financial assistance from PBGC should prevent this outcome.

Class Certified in 401(k) Plan Trustees’ Lawsuit Against John Hancock

The suit alleges that John Hancock Life Insurance Co. violated ERISA by retaining foreign tax credits generated by plans’ investments under a group variable annuity contract.

PPL Corp. and Mass Brigham General Face ERISA Lawsuits

Imprudent investments and excessive fees were themes of lawsuits filed last week against retirement plan fiduciaries.

70% of Eligible Employees Have Joined California’s State-Run Retirement Program

Early evidence suggests the mandate for employers that don’t offer a retirement plan to join CalSavers is driving adoption of new plans.

Retirement Plan Advisers Might Help Lessen ERISA Lawsuits by Adding Defensive Provisions
Advisers can assist plan sponsors with mitigating and preventing claims for benefits and other Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims.
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