PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending February 12th, 2016
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.
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Compliance
President Obama’s Budget Proposal Has Serious MEP Focus
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 >
Compliance
Industry Groups Concerned with Some Budget Initiatives
While initiatives to expand retirement access get support, the DOL’s conflict of interest rule and the ACA’s Cadillac tax do not.Read more >
Products
Mercer Releases 2016 Guide to Social Security
The Social Security guide and 2016 Medicare booklet can help with retirement planning.Read more >
Data and Research
Considering Certain Health Conditions Can Help in Retirement Planning
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 >
Benefits
CFOs Not Just Focused on Controlling Costs for Health Benefits
CFOs surveyed also listed attracting and retaining talent as well as helping employees become healthy as health benefits priorities.Read more >
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