Hello, PLANSPONSOR readers! This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced health savings account (HSA) limits for 2018. A feature article probes whether changes to managed accounts will make them comparable options to target-date funds (TDFs). Parties in one challenge to pension plans’ ‘church plan’ status have reached a settlement. And, Wells Fargo has introduced an annuity for defined contribution (DC) plans. All this and more in this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend!
Recognizing that no single change will radically transform the cost structure of health care programs, U.S. employers are instead following a strategy of taking many concurrent steps to manage costs, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson.Read more >
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“Overall, it is an uncertain picture, but the SECURE Act is not dead in the water,” says Bradford Campbell, former EBSA head from 2006 to 2009. “I would say it is a little less than 50-50 that it happens this year.”