PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending August 18th, 2017
Happy Friday, PLANSPONSOR readers! This week’s newsletter focus is health care and other benefits. A study finds that for small employers, offering health care and other benefits is closely linked to the business’ success. Another study finds many employees would choose a student loan assistance benefit over a retirement plan, but is it feasible for them to participate in both? Also, Morningstar published a study for which it evaluated plans from 10 of the largest health savings account (HSA) providers. All this and more in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
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Benefits
Disease Management Important to Controlling Health Benefit Costs
Employers reported certain diseases/conditions have a big impact on health plan costs. Read more >
Data and Research
Offering Benefits a Matter of Economics for Small Businesses
The majority of small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) do not offer health, retirement or other ancillary benefits, Paychex found in a survey of 318 such companies. Paychex found the more revenues a business earned, the more likely it was to offer retirement and health benefits to employees. Read more >
Benefits
Cost-Saving Models for Employers With Self-Insured Health Plans
A consulting firm outlines three alternatives it has recommended to its partner companies in an effort to manage their employees’ health care in a cost-effective manner. Read more >
Benefits
Many Employees Would Choose Student Loan Assistance Over 401(k)
It is feasible, budget-wise, for participants to participate both in a student loan repayment assistance program and a defined contribution (DC) plan, says Balaji “Raj” Rajan, CEO of IonTuition. Read more >
Products
Morningstar Offers Analysis of HSA Providers
Morningstar evaluated the plans through two different lenses: one, as an investment vehicle to save for future medical expenses, the other as a spending vehicle to cover current medical costs. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
SECURE Act Passes House, Bringing Calls for Senate Collaboration

Reflecting on the much-anticipated House vote, Kevin Walsh, principal with Groom Law Group, said today is an important day for the retirement industry, but it’s not the end of the story.

J.P. Morgan Agrees to Settle Stable Value Funds Suit

The firm has agreed to pay $75 million to settle litigation brought by multiple retirement plan participants alleging J.P. Morgan invested its stable value funds in risky assets.

Individuals, Employers and Government All Play a Part in Retirement Readiness

A new research report and Catherine Collinson, with Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, lay out steps all three can take to improve retirement confidence and readiness in America.

Participant Loans: A Fiduciary Storm Brewing?
Bruce Ashton, with Drinker Biddle & Reath, discusses the fiduciary risk defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors could face when participants default on plan loans.
What to Know About Financial Audits Filed with Form 5500s
Plan sponsors required to file a financial audit along with their Form 5500 should know how regulators use the information and how to pick the best auditor.

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

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

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