Exploring Plan Sponsors' Commitment to
Retirement Preparedness

Human Resources and Benefits professionals can face a great number of challenges in creating a strong retirement program. In HR Perspectives: A Survey of Larger 401(k) Plans, we take a look at these challenges and help sponsors assess how well their plans are helping participants prepare for retirement.

 

Focus on Three Key Areas:

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99% of plan sponsors
agree that they have a
duty to prepare
employees for
retirement 

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51% of plans don't
measure participant
progress toward
retirement
preparedness 

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66% of sponsors who
measure progress feel
better about employees'
retirement
preparedness 


 

How Metrics Can Affect Retirement Preparedness
Our study finds that plans sponsors who set specific goals for participant retirement readiness—and have metrics in place to measure them—are more likely to achieve their goals.

 

How the Relationship with Retirees Is Changing
Does retirement planning stop at retirement? The employer-employee relationship is evolving toward a continuum of service beyond retirement.

 

How Plans Combat Big Savings Challenges
Plans are adding financial wellness programs and other tools and resources to address the potentially adverse effects that loans, hardship withdrawals, and cashouts may have on employees' retirement preparedness.

Article Resources

How Plan Sponsors of Larger 401(k) Plans Are Aiming for Retirement Preparedness: A Human Resources Perspective 

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Article Research

Examining the attitudes and behaviors of 401(k)
participants 

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