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Benefits
Evaluating HSA Providers
Evaluating HSA Providers
What employers should ask to make sure they choose the right health savings account (HSA) provider for their employees.
Compliance
Stars Have Aligned for Union Pension Funding Action
Sources hopeful for Congressional action say arguments about saving union pensions should be linked to the broader social and economic challenges facing the U.S. and its labor force.
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2021 Health Savings Account Survey
Data and Research
Health Care Costs in Retirement Remain a Top Stressor

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
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The Decumulation Conundrum: Income in Retirement
A record number of Americans are currently in retirement, and people are living longer.
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow was up 116.26 points (0.38%) at 30,930.52, the NASDAQ climbed 198.68 points (1.53%) to 13,197.18, and the S&P 500 increased 30.66 points (0.81%) to 3,798.91. The Russell 2000 gained 27.94 points (1.32%) to finish at 2,151.14, and the Wilshire 5000 closed 346.87 points (0.87%) higher at 40,328.84.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was unchanged, with its yield up to 1.092%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond was unchanged, with its yield down to 1.835%.
Data and Research
Pandemic Puts More Households at Risk in Retirement
The Center for Retirement Research says half of American households are at risk of not being able to live at pre-retirement standards of living in retirement.
More Employers Prioritizing Health and Work-Life Balance
The Mercer/HERO Scorecard shows a growing consensus around the business case for well-being initiatives and an increase in social media strategies to reach employees.
Investing
Employers Can Expect ESG Guidance From New Administration
Clarification on the final rule is expected at some point in the first half of 2021, experts say.
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Benefit considerations in uncertain times
Employers are shifting their benefits to help employees navigate the financial impact of COVID-19.
Small Talk
There were opportunities due to lockdown orders for Americans to spend less and save more last year, but many admit they didn’t. However, in a survey from Travis Credit Union, a majority of respondents indicated they plan to change their approach to spending in 2021.
ON THIS DATE: In 1885, the roller coaster was patented by L.A. Thompson. In 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the only president to be elected to three terms in office, was inaugurated to his fourth—and final—term. He was also the first president to be inaugurated on January 20th, the date set by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. In 1981, minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, were released, ending the 444-day Iran Hostage Crisis. In 1986, the U.S. observed the first federal holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. In 1994, Shannon Faulkner became the first woman to attend classes at The Citadel in South Carolina. In 2009, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th U.S. president, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”—Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican cleric and theologian
Industry Intel Roundup—Featured White Paper
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring white papers offering key insights and analysis about the industry. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
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The Transition Risk Zone
Where Retirement Perception and Reality Diverge
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