Happy Friday, readers. Below you will find a helpful series of articles and research reports seeking to link the challenges and opportunities of health care and retirement planning. In particular, we present ample evidence that health savings accounts are ripe for growth—and they represent an important opportunity for advisers and their clients to be better prepared for the long-term future. We hope you will share some of what you learn with a colleague.
The health care cost inflation projections contained in HealthView Services’ latest reporting are simply astounding; accounting for projected lifetime inflation, a healthy retired couple at 65 can expect $600,000 in health-related expenses alone.
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New research from Fidelity warns that plan sponsors’ increasing focus on health care is cutting back the amount of money and time they have to devote to retirement benefits; satisfaction with advisers is also up.
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The language of “inertia” and “disengagement” are often used to describe the natural state of retirement plan participants, but new research from Wells Fargo suggests plan sponsors are also prone to settling with the status quo.
The complaint specifically calls out the 11 T. Rowe Price target-date funds (TDFs) offered by the plans, saying they are all adviser or retail class funds—as opposed to investor or institutional class funds.