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week ending November 22nd, 2019
Financial wellness is becoming the new focus for retirement plan sponsors. As you may be planning for your financial wellness initiatives for 2020, consider all the elements of your benefits program. Health care is an important part of financial wellness, and many voluntary benefit offerings can enhance the financial wellness of your employees. Experts say financial wellness programs should be actionable, and employers should measure the return on their investment in financial wellness. Enjoy this edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend! The weekend newsletter will be back in your Inbox December 6.
Editor's Choice
Opinions
Barry’s Pickings: The Future Will Be About Financial Wellness
There is more to life than saving for retirement, says Michael Barry, president of October Three (O3) Plan Advisory Services LLC, and he foresees a new model where financial wellness is implemented across a rich employee dataset exploiting the efficiency of artificial intelligence.
Benefits
Health Care a Top Concern to Address in Financial Wellness Programs
Surya Kolluri, with Bank of America, says financial wellness should be thought of in the broadest way, with an eye toward how employees live their lives; this includes health care and caregiving efforts.
Benefits
Voluntary Benefits Have Become Much More Mainstream
Employers’ growing interest in improving their workers’ financial wellness is driving the change, Prudential experts say.
Benefits
To Succeed, Financial Wellness Programs Need to Motivate Participants
Education on its own is simply not enough.
Benefits
Measuring the Success of Financial Wellness Programs
Incorporating sound measures of the effectiveness of financial wellness programs will allow plan sponsors to adjust them to address the varying needs of their workforce.
Popular Reads
Participants
What Participants Want From Employers’ Retirement Plan Websites
A recent study found 81% of participants have logged into their accounts, with most signing in to check account balances or review investment options.
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Inside Angle
DOL’s Next Moves
What’s in store for the rest of the year?
Ask the Experts
Allowing for After-Tax Contributions in a 401(a) Plan
Experts from Groom Law Group and CAPTRUST answer questions concerning retirement plan administration and regulations.
Deals and People
Retirement Industry People Moves
Northern Trust announces hiring of new CIO; Morgan Stanley partners with Empower; and IRIC appoints executive director.
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