Auto Portability's Foundational Research
Auto portability is supported by a broad base of empirical research that clearly demonstrates the problems facing American workers (job-changing, systemic friction and 401k cashout leakage) as well as the solution: moving retirement savings forward when participants change jobs.
A Boston Research Group study validates that a 50% reduction in cashout leakage could be achieved by implementing a program of retirement savings portability.
2012 EBRI research indicates that a 50% reduction in cashout leakage could result in an incremental $1.3 trillion in retirement savings, over 10 years.
A study of 401(k) savings disparities across racial and ethnic groups, clearly indicating that minorities are disproportionately impacted by cashout leakage.