PLANSPONSOR Defined Contribution Survey Open

Sponsors of defined contribution (DC) plans are invited to respond to the annual PLANSPONSOR DC Survey through October 5. The survey is among our largest and most important research project of the year, but we need your clients' help for it to be a success.

Throughout September, PLANSPONSOR magazine will be conducting its annual Defined Contribution (DC) Survey of plan sponsors. The comprehensive survey explores plan design trends and recordkeeper satisfaction and helps inform many of our stories, but we need your help for it to be a success.

DC plan sponsors of all types and sizes are encouraged to complete the survey before the October 5 deadline. There is no cost to respond. Responses are confidential and findings will only be reported in the aggregate.

All respondents will be sent a complimentary copy of our 2018 Plan Benchmarking Summary Report shortly after submitting the survey and a 2019 Industry Report (based on survey results) later this year. Sponsors will also have the option of nominating members of their account/service team for our annual Service Star Awards and may qualify for our (optional) Best in Class 401(k) Plan Awards.

Please contact Brian O’Keefe at for additional information on the DC Survey or the Service Star and Best in Class 401(k) Plan programs.