PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 28th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! At the beginning of July we introduced a new format for our weekly news roundup. We will continue to bring you the most popular articles of the week, but now our curated content will be themed. The fourth Friday of every month will focus on Health Care and Other Benefits. We hope you enjoy this new format and know you will find it helpful and informative.
Health Care and Other Benefits
Student Loan Assistance Trumps 401ks for Many Employees
However, the CEO of IonTuition says employees need to take a balanced approach to plan for their future and deal with immediate needs at the same time. Read more >
Advisers Shine Beyond the DC Plan
As one would expect, advisers have a greater impact on plan performance when they play a more active role in the retirement plan committee’s ongoing discussions and decisions about setting goals. Read more >
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 >
How to Run an HSA Exempt from ERISA
One common mistake plan sponsors make is representing the HSA as part of their employee welfare benefit plan. Read more >
HSA Evolution Could Drive Adviser Opportunity
Since the new Congress began in January, there have been more than 20 bills proposed that impact consumer-driven health plans, and more specifically HSAs. 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.
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.

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.

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

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

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