401k consolidation blog posts


Oct
25
2016

All Aboard the Retirement Train

It’s ironic that, as we observe another “National Save for Retirement Week,” the retirement system we have in this country isn’t really a “system” at all.

Oct
25
2016

New Research Suggests Auto Portability Will Boost Auto Enrollment

When it comes to the 401(k) plan feature known as automatic enrollment, most industry observers seem to agree that it’s a good thing.

Oct
17
2016

A Different ‘Save’ to Consider During ‘National Save for Retirement Week’

As we prepare to observe National Save for Retirement Week (also known as “National Retirement Security Week”), scheduled for October 16-22, it’s a great opportunity to remember why we, as individuals, need to save for our retirement. But the sobering reality is that we are all being called upon to save retirement itself—by rescuing a retirement system that doesn’t work for millions of hardworking Americans.

Oct
05
2016

How You Should Observe ‘National Save for Retirement Week’

In his most recent article in MarketWatch, RCH’s Spencer Williams notes the upcoming ‘National Save for Retirement Week’ event, and employs some clever word-association that has readers re-thinking the meaning of the word “save.”

Sep
20
2016

Why helping employees review 401(k)s isn't a mission impossible

Mission: Improbable. Imagine for a moment that your active participants are Tom Cruise from Mission: Impossible

Sep
02
2016

A Plan Sponsor's Guide to Supporting Roll-ins

Plan sponsors are becoming more-and-more familiar with the concept of rollover contributions, otherwise known as roll-ins. Yet, few plan sponsors truly understand what it takes to implement an effective roll-in program that properly informs, encourages and supports plan participants in undertaking roll-in transactions. This video provides plan sponsors with a basic understanding of the elements required to properly establish and support a roll-in program.

Jul
11
2016

Embracing A New Source of Plan Growth

In the wake of the Fiduciary Rule, providers of all stripes are broadly reevaluating their strategies for the participant and asset retention that is essential to growing their retirement plan businesses. Over the past two decades, providers have primarily looked to capture IRA rollovers as a means to grow retirement assets. The Department of Labor's new Fiduciary Rule creates challenges to that model. However, there is another, largely untapped, pool of assets within providers' reach that can fuel growth premature cash-outs. Auto portability, and portability solutions in general, represent a new and unique way to tap that potential source of growth.

Jun
16
2016

Interesting Finding Emerges from the Auto Portability Simulation

When the Auto Portability Simulation (APS) model was recently unveiled at EBRI's 78th Policy Forum, a lot of attention was paid to the "marquee" numbers, and rightly so. I am referring here to the $154 billion reduction in cashout leakage, as well as the $115 billion increase in plan-to-plan roll-ins that occur under the adoption of Auto Portability.

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