PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending April 20th, 2018

Happy Friday, PLANSPONSOR readers! The interplay between health care and retirement has always been in place—as plan sponsors work to offer good benefits for both within their budgets. Employers still struggle to offer good health benefits to employees, and as fewer employers offer retiree health care benefits, more concern is moving to planning for health care expenses in retirement. Selections in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend address these issues.

Editor's choice
Data & Research
Study Raises Doubt on Just How Much Is Needed for Health Care Expenses in Retirement
The latest report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute says expectations of catastrophic health care expenses in retirement are likely flawed. Read more >
Products
Maestro Health Offers New Approach for Self-Funded Health Benefits
The new approach consolidates all of the critical components of health care into a single integrated solution designed to reduce complexity and save money, the company says. Read more >
Benefits
QSEHRAs Help Small Employers Offer Health Benefits
Seventy-one percent of small businesses that offered the new qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement (QSEHRA) in 2017 had not offered health benefits previously, according to “The QSEHRA: Annual Report,” from PeopleKeep, a provider of benefits for small businesses. Read more >
Data & Research
The Need to Prepare Baby Boomers for Retirement Is Urgent
The Insured Retirement Institute found 42% of Baby Boomers have no retirement savings, and industry sources say longevity and long-term care expenses are often not considered when Baby Boomers plan for retirement. Read more >
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Over Half of Americans Have Nothing Saved in a Retirement Account

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

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“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

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