PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 27th, 2019

Happy Friday, readers! There are a lot of elements to ensuring success in the financial advisory profession, but at the core is quality client service. You can have the best growth rate in the industry and the most effective sales staffers out there, but if you aren’t retaining existing clients, it will all be for naught. Collected below is a series of articles on the topic of ensuring quality client service. We hope you will share some of what you read with a client or colleague.

Client Service
HSAs, FSAs and HRAs: Get to Know the Health Savings Alphabet
The account types differ quite a lot. Some require same-year spending, most are owned by the employer, and one comes with a triple tax advantage. Read more >
Rollover Mechanics and the Most Common Mistakes
Besides failing to invest the money within the IRS’s 60-day window—the most common mistake according to the experts—another frequent error impacts those who cash out of their workplace retirement plan. Read more >
Helping Participants After They Have Taken Hardship Withdrawals
Participants who have taken a hardship withdrawal are nearly three-times more likely to feel “always” stressed in general and three-times more likely to have “a lot” of stress about their financial situation. Read more >
10 Retirement Planning Tips for the Self-Employed
The self-employed think about and plan differently for retirement compared with their counterparts working for companies and corporations; they also have double the emergency savings. Read more >
Advisers Giving Back: A Foundation That Spans the World
Since its founding in 2011, the SageView Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million to help meet the health care and education needs of women and children in crisis and to provide community development micro-loans. Read more >
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Asset Managers Weigh In on DC Plan Investment Trends

They foresee growth in the use of CITs, retirement income products and ESG investments.

The 2022 Retirement Landscape Takes Shape

The U.S. faces a $4 trillion retirement savings gap heading in the new year, but both public and private solutions are coming online to help more people prepare adequately for life after work.

Creative Planning Acquires Dashboard Wealth Advisors

This is Creative Planning’s second recent deal, underscoring how adviser industry M&A volume continues at a rapid pace.

Succession Planning Marketplace Evolves
While plan advisers often discuss the importance of succession planning with plan participants or wealth management clients, they might need to follow their own advice when evaluating plans for their business.
Plaintiffs File ERISA Excessive Fee Lawsuit Against VCA

The lawsuit claims the veterinary hospital network’s retirement plan, which has more than $500 million in assets, should have paid lower fees for recordkeeping and administrative services.

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