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week ending November 20th, 2020
It could be argued that employees need more help attaining financial wellness now than before the COVID-19 pandemic. As employers re-evaluate benefits packages for 2021, they should focus on things that cause the most stress for their employee base, says Snezana Zlatar, senior managing director and head of financial wellness and innovation at TIAA. Financial stressors could vary by age, gender or situations. In this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend, we offer information to help plan sponsors think about meeting employees’ financial wellness needs.
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Benefits
Stopping the Unexpected From Hurting Financial Futures
Experts touched on pragmatic features to improve financial wellness in a post-COVID-19 environment.   
Benefits
Promoting Lifelong Financial Wellness for Employees
The keys are tailoring it for people as they age, making it actionable and providing one-on-one access to a financial adviser.
Benefits
The Future of Student Loan Benefits and What to Expect in 2021
Panelists said encouraging better financial wellness can go a long way to helping workers manage their student loans.
Benefits
Structuring Your Plan for Different Participant Needs
Plan sponsors should not forget the needs of older workers when offering financial wellness and emergency savings help.
Benefits
New Financial Education Strategies Anticipated After Biden Win
With a new president coming into the White House in 2021, experts are banking on new plans for financial education in the future.
Benefits
What Happens When Student Loan Payment Deferral Ends?
Employers can steer employees to help when they have to restart student loan debt repayments, and there is hope that more government help is on the horizon.
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Compliance
Effect of the Biden Administration on Health and Retirement Benefits
Health and retirement benefit plan sponsors will likely see efforts to reduce health costs for Americans and a rolling back of current administration efforts, especially on ESG investing.
Compliance
Judge Certifies Sizable Class in Lawsuit Over TIAA’s Retirement Plan Loan Program
The lawsuit alleges TIAA kept some of the interest participants paid on loans from their retirement plans, which it says ‘is the epitome of self-dealing.’
Compliance
The Basics of Terminating a DC Plan
From updating the plan with statutory amendments to filing the final Form 5500, there are many details to attend to when terminating a defined contribution plan.
Benefits
Pandemic Lowers Employer Health Care Costs for First Time in Decades
It’s uncertain what will happen with costs going forward, however.
Compliance
Abbott Brought Back Into Retirement Plan Cybersecurity Lawsuit
Previously dismissed from the lawsuit, Abbott is accused in an amended complaint of failing to monitor its recordkeeper and failing to enforce a security question routine on its benefits website.
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