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Auto Portability Press Releases
Read Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) press releases that feature auto portability.
PRESS RELEASE: TIAA Joins Portability Services Network Consortium
NEW YORK, April 4, 2023—TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions, is joining Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC (RCH) in a new consortium that aims to help America’s under-served and under-saved workers —especially minorities, women and low-income workers—improve their retirement outcomes. The consortium, known as the Portability Services Network, LLC (PSN), will help workers automatically move smaller retirement savings in 401(k), 401(a), 403(b), and 457 accounts to their new employers’ plans as they change jobs.
PRESS RELEASE: Empower Joins New Consortium to Accelerate Adoption of Auto Portability
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. (February 13, 2022) – Empower will join forces with the Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC (RCH) and other leading retirement services providers in a new consortium to accelerate the nationwide adoption of auto-portability to help more American workers improve their retirement outcomes. Under the new consortium, called the Portability Services Network, LLC (PSN), workers with lower balances who change employers can have their workplace retirement savings automatically moved to their new retirement plans.
PRESS RELEASE: America’s Leading 401(k) Providers and Retirement Clearinghouse Collaborate to Implement a Nationwide Network for Auto Portability
CHARLOTTE, October 5, 2022 -- Fidelity Investments®, Vanguard, and Alight Solutions announce that they have collaborated with Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC (RCH) to create a consortium of workplace retirement plan recordkeepers, Portability Services Network, LLC, to accelerate the nationwide adoption of auto portability to help America’s under-served and under-saved workers improve their retirement outcomes. With this historic development, American workers who change employers can have their workplace retirement savings automatically move to their new retirement plans.
PRESS RELEASE: Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Preserve Retirement Savings by Expanding Auto Portability
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—June 15, 2022—Robert L. Johnson, Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies and Chairman of Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC, applauds Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for the introduction of the Advancing Auto Portability Act of 2022. The U.S. Senate legislation has the potential to preserve up to $1.5 trillion in retirement savings for the next generation of workers by encouraging auto portability. With auto portability, a participant’s 401(k) account can follow them as they change jobs, making it less likely that people prematurely cash-out their savings and improving retirement security.
PRESS RELEASE - Vanguard and Retirement Clearinghouse to Offer Auto Portability Service to 401(k) Participants
VALLEY FORGE, PA (September 21, 2021)—Vanguard today announced plans to introduce an auto portability service for 401(k) sponsor clients and their participants. The firm has engaged Retirement Clearinghouse, LLC (RCH)—a leading provider of consolidation services for defined contribution plans and an RLJ Companies' majority owned company—to provide plan sponsors with a new portability solution to simplify small-balance 401(k) rollovers, help more employees preserve their retirement savings, and improve their chances of investment success. The service is expected to launch in mid-2022.
PRESS RELEASE - Retirement Clearinghouse Completes $10B+ in Retirement Account Consolidations
In a 7/27/21 press release, RCH announces that the company has surpassed $10 billion in retirement account consolidations, which occur when two retirement savings are combined into one, saving participants time & money, while greatly reducing the odds that they will cash out, go missing or “forget” accounts left behind with previous employers. The $10 billion figure represents more than 290,000 account consolidations – a greater-than-threefold increase in consolidations in just six years – and includes initial results from the company’s auto portability program.
PRESS RELEASE - Renée Wilder Guerin Joins Retirement Clearinghouse as Executive VP of Public Policy
In a 7/20/21 press release, RCH announces that Renee Wilder Guerin, former Director of the Federal Thrift Savings Plan, has joined Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) as Executive Vice President of Public Policy, with responsibility to drive support for public policy matters aiming to preserve retirement savings and increase retirement security for all Americans. Ms. Wilder Guerin will be taking over the position from Tom Johnson, who is retiring.
PRESS RELEASE - Retirement Confidence Survey Highlights Overwhelming Participant Support for Auto Portability
The 31st Annual Retirement Confidence Survey conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Greenwald Research has found that nearly nine out of 10 workers with access to an employer-sponsored defined contribution plan view auto portability—the new 401(k) plan default feature automatically transferring small-balance retirement savings when participants change jobs—as a valuable benefit.