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 >
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House Subcommittee Witnesses Bash SEC’s Regulation Best Interest

Out of five witnesses called before the House Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital markets, just one spoke favorably about the SEC’s conflict of interest regulations—and his support was conditioned on the SEC taking further action in this area.

Mixed Ruling in Oracle ERISA Suit Strongly Favors Defense

Despite a setback for Oracle at the class certification stage, a new ruling out of a federal court in Colorado pushes back strongly against many—but not all—of the plaintiffs’ claims.

Consider All Individual Circumstances Before Suggesting 4% Retirement Income Withdrawal
An individual's investment allocation is a big factor to consider when deciding a proper optimal withdrawal rate of savings in retirement, but there are many other factors to consider as well.
2019 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year Finalists
The 2019 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year finalists have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to excellence for their retirement plan sponsor clients and participants. Congratulations to all the firms on the list!
Many Widows, Divorcees Feel Patronized by Financial Advisers

If they feel this way, they are inclined to shun advisers altogether, New York Life Investments learned in a survey.

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

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

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