PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending March 16th, 2018
To have a successful retirement outcome, employees need more than just a retirement plan—retirement planning tools and financial education are also important benefits to provide. Empower Retirement has announced a new offering with that in mind. Equity stock plans can also provide help with retirement and other financial goals. When planning for retirement, it is important to include long-term care considerations. And, regarding health care benefits, studies reveal employer innovations in health care coverage, that high-deductible health plan (HDHP) use is flattening and adoption of self-insured health plans is increasing among small and mid-sized employers. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
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Products
Fidelity Launches Equity Compensation Planner
The planner is designed to help employees better understand their stock awards and more easily integrate these stock awards into their overall financial plans.Read more >
Data and Research
Long-Term Care Needs Not Included in Future Financial Plans for Many
While 56% of Americans say that saving for long-term care (LTC) is one of their top financial priorities, 73% have not planned for their LTC needs, Northwestern Mutual learned in a survey.Read more >
Benefits
HDHP Use Flattens as New Cost Saving Strategies Increase
Employers are introducing more convenient and high-quality health care options.Read more >
Benefits
Decline in Self-Insured Health Plan Enrollment Masks Growth Among Small Companies
The decrease in self-insured plan enrollment is due to a decrease in self-insurance for large employers.Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Reasons Exist to Turn a Cold Shoulder to Company Stock in DC Plans
However, if plan sponsors choose to offer company stock, there are efforts they can take to mitigate a litigation or participant outcomes meltdown.
Extending Financial Wellness Into Retirement

How can employers ensure financial wellness programs create habits that carry into retirement and address employee concerns about the future?

Supreme Court Sides With Plaintiffs in Intel ERISA Challenge Testing 'Actual Knowledge'

Expert attorneys say the ruling is significant for a variety of reasons—not least because it expands the potential liability plan sponsors face in fiduciary breach lawsuits.

Uncertainty Remains After Supreme Court’s Intel Ruling

Sources debate whether electronic delivery of retirement plan disclosures could blunt some of the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Intel vs. Sulyma.

IRS Announces 2020 Contribution and Benefit Limits

The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b) and most 457 plans is increased from $19,000 to $19,500.

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

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