Economic and job issues remain high on workers’ worry lists, especially for younger workers, according to a poll by The Hartford.
The number of participants who increased their contributions still outpaces the number who decreased contributions, according to Vanguard.
A survey conducted on behalf of TD Ameritrade found 73% of women are comfortable accumulating less than $1 million in savings before retirement, compared to 63% of men.
The majority (54%) of surveyed employees reported satisfaction with their company’s retirement program.
No matter how tight your—or your plan sponsor clients'—budget is, the Profit Sharing/401k Council of America (PSCA) has materials available that will fit within it.
Whether an investor is a pessimist or optimist might also indicate how prepared he is for retirement, according to research from Fidelity Investments.
The largest proportion of participant assets in plans administered by MassMutual's Retirement Services Division is in equities (38.7%) versus stable value options (31.7%) during the second quarter of 2009.
Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) has introduced Healthy 401(k) Plan Analytics, a software tool allowing sponsors to track and analyze participant behavior and trends.
The number of employers planning to reinstate a matching contribution to 401(k) plans has increased in the past two months, according to the latest research from Watson Wyatt.
An analysis of 401(k) data by Fidelity Investments has identified behaviors hindering savings for workers at different life stages.
Despite fears that participants would flee their workplace retirement savings plan during the worst of the 2008 market turmoil, many defined contribution participants did nothing at all.
Thirty-eight percent of surveyed employers reported their employees cut the amount of their retirement savings in 2009, while 12% also saw an upswing in opt-outs from automatic enrollment programs.
QVC said it continues to investigate alleged irregularities regarding employee 401(k) hardship withdrawals at its Rocky Mount, North Carolina, distribution center.
A new survey found that in addition to reducing 401(k) contributions, employers are looking to cut cost by negotiating fees with their providers or advisers.
The QVC home shopping network turned away workers at its Rocky Mount, North Carolina, distribution center as part of a probe into whether 401(k) hardship loans they’ve received were legitimate.
John Hancock Funds said it designed a section of its Web site to help advisers assist clients who are facing job changes or losses.
Apparently “Venus” is tightening her belt more than “Mars.”
Standard Retirement Services has released an online defined benefit calculator that allows retirement plan participants to compare alternative pension income scenarios based on different assumptions and variables.