PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 14th, 2017

Hello, PLANSPONSOR readers! This is the second week of our themed weekend newsletters, and the focus is on Financial Wellness & Participant communications. In addition to our Most Popular articles among readers this week, you will find insights into best practices for offering financial wellness programs and for communicating with participants. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!

Editor's choice
Administration
Developing a Financial Wellness Program
More and more employers are interested in offering financial wellness help to employees, and there are several methods for which to do that. Read more >
Administration
Current Finances Must Be Managed to Increase Retirement Security
While retirement savings is critical to financial wellness, employees typically won’t make the most of it if they’re struggling to meet short-term financial obligations. Read more >
Participants
PSNC 2017: Financial Wellness – Holistic Education Programs
Homing in on the term “financial wellness,” a Day Two panel at the PLANSPONSOR National Conference, in Washington, D.C., discussed well-rounded programs and how plan sponsors can offer holistic materials and value to participants—beyond just education. Read more >
Participants
Technology Reshaping Participant Communications
A new study finds plan providers are turning to cloud-based technology and other solutions to enhance targeted communications toward different age groups. Read more >
Plan Sponsor Profile
Meeting Participant Goals
A hospitality industry plan sponsor introduces one-on-ones with HR to increase retirement plan participation. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Adidas Sued Over Excessive Fees for 401(k) Participants

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit argue that passive funds would have resulted in better returns net of fees that the actively managed funds offered in the plan.

(b)lines Ask the Experts – Proper Delivery Method for SPDs
Experts from Groom Law Group and Cammack Retirement Group answer questions concerning 403(b) plans and regulations.
Yale Sued Over Wellness Program ‘Penalty’

The lawsuit says the so-called “incentive” Yale offers for participating in the wellness program are in fact a “penalty” that violates non-participants’ right, and it notes that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) withdrew the incentive portions of its wellness program rules.

Employees in Two States Miss Out on One HSA Benefit
Is this impacting health savings account (HSA) participation?
Some Help for Women’s Retirement Savings Gap May Be Coming

Some legislative proposals, such as the SECURE Act, may address challenges to retirement income adequacy women face, but there are also things retirement plan sponsors can do.

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

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

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