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
DOL Offers Guidance for Locating Missing Participants

Guidance in three parts offers suggested processes for DC plans and DB plans and reveals errors DOL staff should look for.

2020 Recordkeeping Survey
The Mechanics of Moving to a PEP
With a lack of regulatory guidance, plan sponsors can rely on certain existing rules to know the steps to take if they decide to move from a single-employer plan to a pooled employer plan.
Sponsors Have Many Considerations as PEPs Hit the Market
Retirement plan experts offer advice to employers that are considering whether they should move to a pooled employer plan or stick with their single-employer plan.
Settlement Reached in Insperity 401(k) Excessive Fee, Self-Dealing Suit

Among other things, the lawsuit accused Reliance Trust Co. of selecting funds for the plan that would benefit itself.

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