PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending April 13th, 2018

Hello, PLANSPONSOR readers! This week we focus on financial wellness and participant education. Two surveys find retirement plan participants need reminding of certain factors to include in their retirement planning—for example, longevity, long-term care, income planning and Social Security optimization. In addition, pre-retirees need help adjusting portfolios to mitigate market volatility risks prior to retiring. Sources speak about how to create an effective financial education solution. And, Prudential has introduced a new skill for Amazon’s Alexa to help participants easily receive account information. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!

Editor's choice
Data and Research
Participants’ Optimism Parallels Lack of Specific Planning
While there is strong optimism concerning the equity markets and long-term growth, there is also a lack of specific planning on the key topics of income planning, Social Security optimization, health care costs and more. Read more >
Investing
Pre-Retirees Seemingly Unaware of What Market Volatility Can Do to Savings
Nearly six in ten pre-retirees and 32% of retirees describe their primary investment strategy as focused on either “aggressive growth” or “moderate growth;” a MassMutual survey finds. Read more >
Benefits
One-Size-Fits-All Financial Education Missing the Mark
Programs need to be individualized and include financial coaching. Read more >
Data and Research
Study Shows Low Level of Financial Literacy Among Americans
“Low levels of financial literacy—not only [among] the young but also people close to retirement—show we need to step up the effort to promote financial knowledge across the entire population,” says Annamaria Lusardi with the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Sources Say Invesco Will Buy OppenheimerFunds

Oppenheimer is the 12th largest U.S. mutual fund family by assets.

Over Half of Americans Have Nothing Saved in a Retirement Account

The median retirement account balance among all U.S. workers is "zilch"

(b)lines Ask the Experts – Annuity General Accounts Versus Separate Accounts
“I work for a plan sponsor that maintains a 403(b) plan with annuity contracts.
An Accurate Perception of Their Finances Eludes Many Americans

One third thinks they are either better or worse off than they actually are, Prudential Financial learned in a survey.

2018 HSA Conference

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

Subscribe to NewsDash, click here.
To unsubscribe, click here.
BrightScope / CIO / FWW / Investor Economics / LiquidMetrix / Market Metrics / Matrix Solutions / PLANADVISER / Plan For Life / PLANSPONSOR / Simfund