This week we asked, “What will plan sponsors do without the IRS determination letter program,” and “Is 2016 the year for in-plan guaranteed income solutions?” The President released his 2017 budget, and not all initiatives are supported by industry groups. A Social Security Guide and research about health conditions could help participants with preparing for retirement. And, research shows that controlling costs due to the Affordable Care Act are not the only focus for health benefit sponsors. All this and more in this week’s edition of PLANSPONSOR weekend.
The newly emerged text of President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal includes hundreds of millions of dollars in proposed funding over the next decade to encourage wider use of multiple employer plans.Read more >
Retirement savings levels needed for those with cancer, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and other health issues vary considerably from the general population—and from patient to patient.Read more >