I’m Too Young to Save for Retirement!

Too often, we hear the younger generation of workers tell us saving for retirement is not high on their priority list. It’s easy to understand why retirement may not be a main priority. Instead of thinking about the long-term financial impact of ending their careers, most young workers today are focused on launching their careers. However, what the younger generation needs to understand is that … Continue reading I’m Too Young to Save for Retirement!

404(c), ERISA, Investments

ERISA Fidelity Bond versus Fiduciary Liability Insurance

Plan sponsors often ask, “Is an ERISA fidelity bond the same thing as fiduciary liability insurance?” The answer is no, they are not the same. The two insure different people and have different requirements under the terms of ERISA. An ERISA fidelity bond is required under ERISA Section 412. Its purpose is to protect the plan, and therefore the participants. It does this by ensuring … Continue reading ERISA Fidelity Bond versus Fiduciary Liability Insurance

Reversing Inertia: How re-enrollment boosts positive investment behaviors and participant outcomes automatically.

The advent of automatic features in DC plans has had a positive impact driving retirement readiness by boosting participation and savings rates, especially among workers newer to the job. 73 percent of large and mega plans use auto-features, such as auto-enrollment and/or auto-escalation, to encourage greater savings in the DC plan.1 Through automatically enrolling new hires to the plan, and directing them to the qualified … Continue reading Reversing Inertia: How re-enrollment boosts positive investment behaviors and participant outcomes automatically.

Oversimplification in Target Date Funds Endangers Participants’ Retirement Savings: How are custom solutions evolving to mitigate risk? Part III

Last month we featured Part II of Oversimplification in Target Date Funds Endangers Participants’ Retirement Savings – How are custom solutions evolving to mitigate risk? Part II introduced version 2.0 of target date funds (TDFs), an approach which allows plan sponsors to develop a glidepath best suited for their plan’s demographics. For the final installment of our three-part series, learn about version 3.0 of TDFs. … Continue reading Oversimplification in Target Date Funds Endangers Participants’ Retirement Savings: How are custom solutions evolving to mitigate risk? Part III