PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending October 23rd, 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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Facts You Haven’t Learned About HSAs
One overlooked benefit of HSAs is that people can actually spend money on qualified health care expenses out of pocket and then reimburse themselves tax-free via the HSA once they enter retirement.  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 >
An Eye-Opening Millennial Q&A
Kevin Boyles at Millennium Trust says companies have been responding to the pandemic with exceptional agility—driven in no small part by the expectations of their Millennial workers. Read more >
Employers Face High Health Care Benefit Costs for 2021
Many are already implementing strategies to drive down expenses. Read more >
Considering Health Expenses in Retirement Planning
To start off the panel, attendees were asked whether they currently offer a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) with an added HSA feature in their plan design. Seventy percent answered yes, while 10% said no but that they are considering one, and 19% stated they do not and are not planning on adding one. Read more >
Supporting Financial Wellness in the New Workplace
Financial wellness has taken on a new relevance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts share tips on how advisers can figure out how to offer access to best-in-breed programs to enrich overall benefits programs and participant outcomes. Read more >
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Health, Family, Purpose, Finances: ‘The New Four Pillars of Retirement’ 

Edward Jones and Age Wave say advisers should take a new approach to working with retirees by helping them determine what they want to do when they stop working.

Excessive Fee Lawsuits Expected to Continue to Rain Down on Plans
Settlements have totaled more than $1 billion, making insurers think twice about new fiduciary insurance policies.
Judge Significantly Pares Down Claims in ERISA Excessive Fee Suit

Some claims against Konica Minolta and its 401(k) committee were moved forward but all claims against the company’s board were dismissed.

Retirement Plan Clients Should Anticipate DOL Cybersecurity Inquiries

Attorneys have confirmed that the DOL has begun an audit initiative and is asking for a broad range of cybersecurity information and documentation.

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