In the universe of retirement options, there are a lot of bright stars—401(k)s, IRAs, Roth 401(k)s, and more. And while each of these plans offers its own distinct advantages, shining among them in the retirement stratosphere is the often-overlooked HSA (health savings account). HSAs have gained tremendous popularity thanks to their ability to create peace of mind today, while generating income for the future.
It’s no secret that employees need more help reaching their retirement goals. Even though investors may have access to more information than ever before, quality advice, especially around retirement, is still out of reach for many. In response, many employers have made online advice tools, such as managed accounts, increasingly available to employees in 401(k) plans. Managed accounts and other online advice tools can help guide employees on how much save, how to invest their savings, and when to retire. But what impact, if any, do these programs have on saving and investing behavior? And what learnings can employers leverage to design a plan that helps employees meet their retirement goals?