Healthcare costs have grown to be such a large part of people’s retirement savings that they need to be part of retirement planning, according to industry experts. And for many employers, that means doing a better job of educating employees about the benefits of health savings accounts.

Shelby George, vice president of advisor services for investment management company Manning & Napier, says that five years ago many financial professionals with retirement expertise wondered why they should care about health benefits, but now, “we expect more employers to start asking their retirement professionals about these costs as well.”

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