PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending August 24th, 2018

Happy Friday, readers! This weekend’s mailing focuses on the complex and formidable task of planning for health care expenses in retirement. Even the median healthy couple retiring today at age 65 faces a massive projected lifetime health care bill just shy of $300,000. It is clear that retirement advisers are in a good position to help individuals identify and address this incredible challenge.

Health Care and Other Benefits
Health Care Unknowns Have Always Vexed Retirement Planners
A new “Cost of Long-Term Care” analysis published by Moll Law Group underscores the fundamental difficulty of planning for the health care unknowns faced by all retirement savers. Read more >
Longer Student Loan Terms and Greater Monthly Payments Reported
Overwhelmingly, employees surveyed by IonTuition agree with the statement, “I would like my company to offer a voluntary student loan assistance benefit.” Read more >
A Couple Retiring This Year Will Need $280K for Health Care
This is up 2% from last year—and 75% from 2002, when Fidelity began estimating health care costs in retirement.  Read more >
Health Factors Can Derail Plans to Retire Later
While Prudential found pre-retirees seem well-aware of risk factors that could force them to retire earlier, study results show they could benefit from a financial plan. Read more >
Health Care Costs Negatively Affecting Workers’ Financial Picture
Of the 48% who say their health care costs have increased, more than one-quarter have decreased their retirement plan contributions. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Why Small Business Owners Often Resist 401(k)s

Two of the reasons most commonly cited by small business owners for not offering a retirement plan are the beliefs that their business is too small to qualify and that they can’t afford a match.

'Massive' Fraud Charges Trigger Allianz Global Investors U.S. Sale to Voya

The SEC says the charges and settlement show even the most sophisticated institutional investors, like pension funds, can become victims of wrongdoing.

NFP Named as Defendant in Parallel Molina Healthcare ERISA Suit

The plaintiffs in the suit, who have already sued their plan sponsor, are now bringing a service provider into the litigation.

Retirement Industry People Moves

Smart hires group sustainability director; SageView adds government and public sector retirement plan expert; and Adviser Group adds business strategies and compliance expert.

Barnabas Health Latest to Settle ERISA Suit

A settlement has been struck in an ERISA lawsuit involving the New Jersey-based health care provider a little more than a year after a judge allowed the case to proceed past the defense’s motion to dismiss.

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