The term “glide path” resonated with only 4% of participants surveyed by Invesco, despite being the most common term used by advisers, providers and plan sponsors when talking about target-date funds; survey data shows numerous other areas where industry jargon holds back participant understanding.
To this day, one of the most common reasons plan sponsors turn to advisers is to get assistance with governance, including items such as putting in processes that help avoid litigation and running an efficient committee meeting.
While college savings and student loan debt aren’t typically an area of focus for retirement plan advisers, new survey data suggests a few simple reminders can be a big help to clients; this is especially true when it comes to filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
It also includes behavioral finance, educational and video sections.
When assessing a program, they first look at cost, and then ease of implementation and expertise, Prudential found.
The financial wellness and literacy program is meant to help employers address the hard costs of high-turnover, absenteeism and financial hardship of their employees.
An analysis from the American Institute of CPAs shows how clients can use their recently filed tax returns to map out a more efficient budget and investing plan for 2018.
A new analysis published by MetLife examines employers’ and employees’ attitudes towards automation and its role in the workplace—including how changes in technology could impact compensation and the basic definition of what it means to work.
Health savings accounts are often described as the 401(k) of health care—so it is only natural that retirement specialist advisers can play an important role in educating the public about these important savings vehicles; survey data shows more education and advice is desperately needed.
Annually, the top tier of retirement plan advisers from across the U.S., including the PLANADVISER Top 100 and the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Advisers of the Year, gather in Orlando, Florida, for three days of discussion and debate; reserve your spot today for the 2018 event.
More than half of this generation currently does not have an adviser.
Cerulli Associates says this is advisers’ biggest challenge.
However, advice seeking increases with age, account balance and annual contribution level.