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week ending January 24th, 2020
Now that benefits open enrollment is over for most plan sponsors, it is a good time to educate those employees who have selected a high-deductible health plan about the health savings account (HSA) that may coincide with it. Something employees may be struggling with is the competing financial priorities they have and how to allocate their savings dollars. We have sources that offer tips for that. One very important piece to building HSA savings is investing the money put into the account. Plan sponsors should consider how employees use their HSAs when crafting the investment lineup. This edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend provides information to use in HSA decisions.
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Benefits
Following Up on HSAs After Open Enrollment
Educating employees about health savings accounts can help them maximize their benefit.
Benefits
Communicating the Difference Between FSAs and HSAs to Participants
Employers need to understand the basics of each in order to communicate to participants accurately, and they can use the differences to help employees view HSAs as long-term savings accounts, Sara Caddy, with Dimensional Fund Advisers told webinar attendees.
Cover
The Savings Hierarchy
Participants must take stock of their options, to maximize savings.
Benefits
Employers May Have to Ask for HSAs That Allow Investing
Benefit consultants, benefit brokers and financial advisers are generally not counseling HSA participants to invest their funds, a survey found.
Investment Focus
HSA Investment Options
A valuable way to grow savings for health care expenses.
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Compliance
EARN Act Clears Senate Finance Committee
For the second time in a little more than a week, a key Senate committee has advanced an important piece of retirement plan reform legislation for a vote by the full chamber.
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Compliance
Plaintiffs Rebuffed by Appeals Court in Active Management Lawsuit
The defendant in the case, CommonSpirit Health, was accused of committing fiduciary breaches in the provision of an active target-date fund suit—allegations rejected both in district court and on appeal.
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