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Keeping Stable  Value Options Stable

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Keeping Stable Value Options Stable

15% of participants select a stable value option for their DC plan account if one is made available to them—about twice as many as those participants selecting money market funds—making stable value a significant part of a plan lineup.

Driven through Differentiators

Interview with Sandy McCarthy, Retirement Services President, OneAmerica

DC Recordkeeping: The High Cost of Low Fees

Recordkeepers are calling their services more efficient, or streamlined, but that may be a kind way of saying “less service.”

Keeping Stable Value Options Stable

15% of participants select a stable value option for their DC plan account if one is made available to them—about twice as many as those participants selecting money market funds—making stable value a significant part of a plan lineup.

Connecting Wealth to Health in the Wellness Equation

Financial wellness is a bit of a conundrum. Its roots are in a person’s wallet, but when things go wrong, it can impact their health. As a result, employee benefit programs that don’t include a financial component may not be addressing a critical impediment to wellness.

Two Key Themes for DC Plans

For defined contribution (DC) plan participants, wealth accumulation has depended on both equities and fixed income. Yet fixed income will be ever more important in 2018 and beyond, in our view.

Rethinking Retirement Plans

A Flexible Approach to Providing Lifetime Income

Making Workplace ­Financial Wellness ­Actionable: Moving Beyond Education

The notion of promoting financial wellness through workplace programs has been gaining traction for several years now. Still, fewer than one in four employers have implemented a financial wellness program, and many remain uncertain about what such a program should look like.