PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 24th, 2020

Greetings loyal PLANADVISER readers. The focus of this weekend’s mailing is health care and retirement—a topic that is clearly on many peoples’ minds. Even before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, retirement plan advisers were growing increasingly focused on the links between physical wellness and financial wellness. Collected below is a series of articles and reports on just that. We hope you find our reporting useful and consider sharing some of what you read with a client or colleague. Stay well!

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Advisers Giving Back: Brad Arends at intellicents
The plight of rural community health care systems is a personal matter for the community in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and for Brad Arends at intellicents. Read more >
Big Dose of HSA Education Needed
Survey results show nearly a third of consumers surveyed currently have an HSA, and many respondents had one previously, so, in total, almost half of respondents either currently have one or have had one in the past.  Read more >
IRS Publishes 2021 HSA Max Inflation Adjustment
Each year, the Internal Revenue Service adjusts its annual contribution limitations for health savings accounts to account for inflation. Read more >
Planning for Clients’ Health Care Expenses in Event of a Layoff
Mark Waterstraat, president of consumer solutions at Alegeus, offers simple steps to coach clients through managing their health care finances after a layoff. For example, did you know that individuals can use HSA funds to pay COBRA premiums tax-free? Read more >
A Time of Crisis. A Time to Solve Our Big Problems?
With passage of the CARES Act, Congress has demonstrated an ability to speedily enact ambitious bipartisan legislation that addresses the nation’s major challenges head on. Sources wonder whether the feat can be repeated. Read more >
Employers Called on to Retain Older Workers
By one estimate, allowing people to work longer could boost GDP by 19%. Read more >
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Op-Ed: Financial and 401(k) Trends to Consider
A labor crunch known as The Great Resignation and The Great Retirement are the twin challenges of the early 2020s.
Most Claims Move Forward in Suit Over Aon CITs in 401(k) Plan

A court refused to dismiss most claims against Aon Hewitt Investment Consultants and Centerra Group 401(k) plan fiduciaries.

New Bill Aims to Solve for the Retirement Plan Coverage Gap

The Portable Retirement and Investment Account Act of 2021 would create accounts for people soon after they are assigned a Social Security number that they could contribute to whenever they don't have access to an employer-sponsored plan.

L Brands ERISA Lawsuit May Proceed

A judge has determined the fiduciary breach lawsuit filed against the former parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works, alleging excessive recordkeeping fees and other issues, may proceed to discovery.

Views of Adviser M&A Have Evolved

A majority of advisers reached as part of a recurring Nationwide survey increasingly expect merger and acquisition activity to have a positive impact on their practices.

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