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Auto Portability blog posts
DC Plan Sponsor Priorities Should Include Plugging Leakage, Enabling Auto Portability
As we continue to make our way through the second quarter of 2018, now is a good time to reflect on defined contribution (DC) plan sponsor priorities for this year.
Are you all-in on roll-in? Encourage new hires to rollover old 401(k) balances into your plan
Over the past six years, there has been a steady drumbeat pointing the way to increased portability and in-plan consolidation (roll-ins) as the next big strategic focus for 401k plans.
No Plan is an Island
Just as no man is an island, no employer-sponsored retirement plan is an island. New hires who join a plan all come from other companies, where they were likely enrolled in their former-employer 401(k) plans. Similarly, participants who leave a plan when they change employers have accrued 401(k) savings that they will likely want to take with them.
Two Retirement Public Policy Initiatives Moving Forward in 2018
Two retirement savings public policy initiatives – auto portability and the problem of missing participants – are very likely to see significant progress in 2018. Both initiatives enjoy strong bipartisan support, promise to streamline and strengthen America’s defined contribution system, and will preserve the retirement savings of millions of Americans by ensuring that their savings move forward when they change jobs.
The Most Urgent New Year’s Resolutions for Plan Sponsors
RCH President & CEO Spencer Williams offers plan sponsors 3 crucial resolutions for 2018, including: 1) ending automatic cash-outs, 2) offering roll-ins as part of a financial wellness program, and 3) engaging all participants on crucial decision-making.
Auto Portability Makes Everything Better
In his December 2017 Consolidation Corner blog post, Tom Hawkins writes about auto portability's special qualities. Great all by itself, auto portability also makes a lot of other retirement savings public policy initiatives a lot better.
The Best Blueprint for Improving Retirement Security
RCH President & CEO addresses a blueprint for improving retirement security, incorporating the widespread adoption of auto portability.