If combined with the Automatic Retirement Plan Act of 2017, the retirement savings shortfall would be reduced by $932 billion, or 22.6%, according to EBRI.
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In addition, a mere 18% of workers are very confident they will be able to retire with a comfortable lifestyle.
Fidelity finds that since 2008, the average savings rate among employees automatically enrolled has risen from 4% to 6.7%, and 63% of automatically enrolled participants in the past 10 years have increased their savings rate.
Fifty-two percent think they will be able to retire at their ideal retirement age, and 52% say they either somewhat or strongly agree that their savings will last throughout their lifetime.
To help employees achieve their savings goals, 82% of sponsors are making changes to plan design, and 83% are updating their investment menus.
A TIAA study finds the feature's benefit are continuously offset by pre-retirement withdrawals and plan loans.
One measure is to encourage MEPs by eliminating the “nexus” requirement.
The “Less Is Not More” study set out to determine whether presenting retirement plan information in a more compact and accessible way increases participation and results in better investment decisions.
They are on track to replace 75% of their income, compared to 64% for Americans overall.
Additionally, the number of plans with an initial 6% deferral rate for automatic enrollment now surpass those with 3% as the initial rate.
In a frank conversation with PLANADVISER, Andrew Biggs points to some common misconceptions about retirement income replacement among lower income groups.
Participants who work with a traditional or online adviser are on track to replace 116% of their income. Those working with any paid adviser, 91%, and those with no adviser, 51%.
Employer contributions and loans are also prevalent, a Brightscope/ICI report says.
Men are saving an average of 8.9%, and women, 6.4%, PenFed Credit Union found in a survey
Only one-third are participating in their retirement plan
Concerned that workers are not saving enough, employers are hoping to improve their financial security, Willis Towers Watson found in a survey.
The detailed report is aimed at expanding opportunities to save and increasing access to lifetime income products, among other efforts.
More plans are auto enrolling at a greater than 3% default deferral rate, and 13% of plans are increasing deferrals at more than 1% annually, a PSCA survey found.
All employees would have 6% of their income contributed to a workplace retirement plan and have these contributions automatically escalated each year.