Stepping It up for Retirement Plans

Reporter: Lee Barney

Publication: PLANADVISER Magazine


Deadline: Apr 24, 2017 12:00 pm

I am looking at whether automatically enrolling participants at 3 percent and failing to pair that with automatic escalation, re-enrollment and a professionally managed fund as the QDIA is actually a disservice to sponsors and participants — even for high-turnover industries. What are advisers now recommending to sponsors in light of the increased emphasis on outcomes and retirement income replacement ratios/retirement readiness data? Why do more aggressive automatic features make sense?

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