In the first three quarters of 2018, only 2.2% of participant stopped contributing to their plans, ICI data shows.
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With participants not panicking in Q4 2018 and the longer term trends resulting from automatic plan features, Fidelity Investments finds an overall improvement in average participant savings and account balances.
Notably, more than 60% of employers want to keep retirees in their plan, and they are looking to change their targeted communications to inspire action, Alight Solutions found.
Ten percent more employers than in 2016 that offer retirement programs are measuring the financial readiness of employees to retire, a survey found.
Leading distributors are consolidating assets, and new groups are growing in influence.
ICI finds the first quarter of the year tends to have lower percentages of DC plan participants with loans outstanding compared with later quarters.
“By providing a more diversified set of fixed income options, plan sponsors can help participants be better equipped to weather any challenging market environment, such as the rising rate environment we are in right now,” a Insights article from Cammack Retirement concludes.
They deferred 90% or more of the maximum that could be invested in a defined contribution (DC) plan in 2017.
PGIM suggests DC plan sponsors look to the investing approach of defined benefit (DB) plans, endowments, sovereign wealth funds, insurance company general accounts, sophisticated wealth management platforms and family offices. These institutional investors focus on solutions that are believed to offer a higher probability of meeting a desired outcome.
The ARA says e-delivery can lead to increased saving and investing.
The ERISA Advisory Council has provided the DOL with recommendations for design and delivery improvements with respect to the Summary Plan Description, the Annual Funding Notice and the Summary Annual Report.
EBRI also found not only do individual account assets make up a large portion of families’ financial assets, but those with individual account assets also have substantially higher levels of net worth than those families without them.
According to Willis Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Institute’s 2018 Global Pension Assets Study, the institute sees shifts in investment models for retirement plans across the globe.
In the majority of cases, the plan’s consultant/adviser conducts the benchmarking (82.8%)—higher than in prior years, Callan finds.
A final rule opens the current program to terminated DC plans and small professional service defined benefit plans.
The app generates a personal projection of monthly income in dollars or, if preferred, shows the progress towards a stated financial wellness goal in retirement as a percentage of pre-retirement income.