Despite the tremendous progress of the last decade, there remain some “surprisingly different perspectives” among plan sponsors, recordkeepers, and individual participants when it comes to priorities and best practices, according to a new Cerulli report.
The annual report from BlackRock offers quite a deep dive into the large 401(k) plan population; highlighting many well-known retirement industry trends, but also a few that are less well-observed.
This includes 13% who do not plan to ever retire, according to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies.
Among those who said they would like to save more, 56% said retirement was a top reason; however, LIMRA found that debt is a major obstacle preventing many people from saving as much as they would like.
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Only one-third are participating in their retirement plan
Furthermore, only 37% are contributing to an IRA, and 18% to a HSA, Edward Jones learned in a survey
Concerned that workers are not saving enough, employers are hoping to improve their financial security, Willis Towers Watson found in a survey.
A new bill in the California legislature would offer new state employees a 401(k)-style plan in which their own contributions would be fully matched by the state.
Only 2.4% discontinued contributions, a mere 2.8% took withdrawals and just 1.3% took hardship withdrawals, ICI data show
The redesigned plan participant portal is based on insights gained from working with more than 5 million workers across the U.S., according to the firm.
Josh Robbins, lead strategy officer for the direct-to-sponsor plan provider America’s Best 401K, offers a closer look at the virtues and potential weaknesses of the firm’s “disruptor” model and short sales cycle.
Of this group, 25% said they will increase their company match to the 401(k) plan.
Another 35% would consider doing so, according to Spectrem Group
A former office manager of New England Anesthesiologists, Inc. was found guilty of embezzling $120,313 in employee deferrals.
Americans are confident DC plans will help them meet their retirement goals, ICI found.
With the Affordable Care Act and other pieces of major legislation that altered financial norms a guide, one expert asks whether a mandate to require employers to provide auto-enrollment retirement plans is a good idea against the backdrop of stubborn American individualism.
One change in the law means that in many cases, a participant will have more time in which to effect a tax-free rollover of a plan loan offset amount that occurs following termination from employment.
Research from Cerulli Associates finds plan sponsors must position managed accounts as a service, in order to change its costly product reputation.