PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending August 25th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! This weekend’s mailing focuses on the topic of Health Care and Other Benefits that remain top-of-mind for plan sponsor clients. Our adviser readers may focus on 401(k) plans and pensions, but the stories below demonstrate the important intersections of health and wealth.
Health Care and Other Benefits
Couples’ Retirement Health Care Cost Projections Approach $300K
One Fidelity benefits consulting executive describes the inflation in retiree health care expenses as insidious and unrelenting. Read more >
Fiduciary Reforms Will Impact Expanding HSA Market
The DOL fiduciary rule expansion establishes ERISA fair dealing requirements in the sale and service of health savings accounts; employers have a lot of questions about what this means. Read more >
Benefits Programs Integrating Health and Financial Wellness
Providers are redesigning benefits programs to focus on health, financial wellness, job satisfaction and productivity. Read more >
Majority of Small Businesses Do Not Offer Retirement, Health Benefits
Seventeen percent of respondents to a survey by Paychex said they did not see the need to offer retirement benefits to their employees. Read more >
Sponsors Think ‘Rothification’ of 401(k)s Would Deter Participation
This is according to a survey by the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets Inc. of its members. Read more >
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 >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits

MassMutual says a married couple that lives into their 90s but decides to begin their Social Security benefits at age 62 as opposed to age 70 could be leaving as much as half a million dollars on the table, or forfeiting $2,000 to $4,000 a month for life.

Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action

Besides a lengthy Finance Committee hearing discussing the popular RESA legislation, the day on Capitol Hill also brought news of the introduction of the new Retirement Security and Savings Act.

Institutional Plans See Strong Q1 2019 Returns

U.S. equities were the driver of rebounds from the 4th quarter of 2018, according to the Northern Trust Universe and the Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service.

RESA, RSSA, SECURE Act and More Pile Up in Congress

Sources say the SECURE Act could pass the House this month, potentially setting the stage for a reconciliation process that could bring together common elements of multiple pending bills.

Excessive Fee Suit Filed Against Greystar Management

The lawsuit accuses the sponsor of a small 401(k) plan with failing to monitor and correct excessive fees.

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

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

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