Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
April 28th, 2016
A Retirement Reset
Eighty percent of Americans could be headed for an uncertain retirement. A re-enrollment can immediately help move the needle toward better retirement outcomes for plan participants. Read more >
Top Advisers Talk Current Client Service Trends
Sharing survey data with PLANADVISER from its third annual Defined Contribution Advisor Summit, J.P. Morgan suggests top advisers are feeling energized by the current market environment—including many who are looking to boost client outcomes through advanced plan design.  Read more >
Top Re-Enrollment Misperceptions
Re-enrollment can help put participants on the path to better retirement outcomes. Yet, only 7% of plan sponsors have conducted a re-enrollment. J.P. Morgan’s 2015 Defined Contribution Plan Sponsor Research Findings show that four common misperceptions may be holding plan sponsors back. Read more >
Industry Pros Highlight Necessity of Auto Retirement Savings
Retirement plan industry professionals have warned legislators that improvements in retirement readiness tied to the Pension Protection Act have mostly run their course, especially the law’s major boost to automatic enrollment and automatic contribution escalations.  Read more >
Barnabas Health Latest to Settle ERISA Suit
The Role of the 401(k) in Today’s Tight Labor Market
Excessive Fee ERISA Complaint Targets Cook Group
Retirement Industry People Moves
MITRE Corp. Faces Familiar ERISA Fiduciary Breach Allegations
J.P. Morgan Asset Management and PLANADVISER are pleased to bring you this special edition PLANADVISERdash, focused on improving retirement plan participant outcomes through re-enrollments and progressive plan design. 
Understanding Re-enrollment
Many plan sponsors add target date funds to the investment menu in hopes of improving outcomes for participants, but many participants are still missing out. A re-enrollment can help boost TDF utilization rates and help improve participant asset allocation. Read more >
Taking Plan Design a Step Further
It’s a thing of beauty—a defined contribution retirement plan with 100% participation and a high average salary deferral rate. A rare specimen to be sure, but it is not an impossibility, especially when combining the power of progressive plan design with regular re-enrollments.  Read more >
Plan Sponsors Should Be Encouraged to Use Auto Features
A recent survey looked at the reasons retirement plan sponsors do not use automatic plan features, finding many are based on misinformation and an unfounded expectation of participant pushback.  Read more >
Re-enrollments Remain a Poorly Leveraged Plan Booster
Plan sponsors cite a variety of reasons when asked why they have not conducted a re-enrollment, according to J.P. Morgan research, but much of the hesitancy results from a poor understanding of how to plan and enact the re-enrollment effort. Read more >
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