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
Sources Say Invesco Will Buy OppenheimerFunds

Oppenheimer is the 12th largest U.S. mutual fund family by assets.

Over Half of Americans Have Nothing Saved in a Retirement Account

The median retirement account balance among all U.S. workers is "zilch"

(b)lines Ask the Experts – Annuity General Accounts Versus Separate Accounts
“I work for a plan sponsor that maintains a 403(b) plan with annuity contracts.
An Accurate Perception of Their Finances Eludes Many Americans

One third thinks they are either better or worse off than they actually are, Prudential Financial learned in a survey.

2018 HSA Conference

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

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

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