PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 21st, 2018
At PLANSPONSOR our focus is on helping our readers with design, administration and compliance for their retirement plans; however, we realize that retirement plans compete for plan sponsors’ budget allocations. That’s one reason we sometimes cover health care benefits. In addition, considering health care expenses in retirement is one factor in retirement planning, and health savings accounts (HSAs) have now been suggested as a way to save for those expenses. This edition of PLANSPONSOR Weekend focuses on health care benefits. And, if you want to learn more about HSAs, a good place to start is our HSA Conference in New York City on October 2. Have a great weekend!
Editor's choice
Innovative Health Cost Saving Strategies Paying Off for Employers
Mercer projects that health benefit cost per employee will rise by 4.1% on average in 2019, down from 6.5% and 5.3% in previous years.Read more >
Data and Research
Mercer-Vanguard Health Savings Model Urges Personalized Planning
Vanguard has published a report recounting recent analytical work conducted in collaboration with Mercer Health and Benefits, aimed at helping employers better understand their role in supporting the health care needs of late-career workers and retirees.Read more >
Empower Combines HSA and Retirement Plan Reporting
A new interactive interface allows employees to think about retirement and health savings together and visualize the best way to allocate limited assets.Read more >
PayFlex Launches HSA Education Resource
PayFlex has launched new web-based resource center for employers seeking to learn more about health savings accounts (HSAs) and the benefits and drawbacks of account-based health coverage.Read more >
2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to announce the 2021 Plan Sponsor of the Year finalists.
A Checklist for Retirement Plan Committees
Experts discuss what main facets of a retirement plan that a committee should cover in its quarterly meetings.
How to Effectively Measure Retirement Plan Success
It’s important for plan sponsors to define plan goals and what they are going to measure, and the defined metrics should be things they can influence.
2020 Recordkeeping Survey
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.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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