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Auto Portability in the News
Browse the most comprehensive collection of articles in the media that feature auto portability.
The 401kWire's Andrew Lusk conducts an extensive interview with Alight Solutions EVP Alison Borland and RCH president & CEO Spencer Williams, who provides their analysis of what the new retirement industry-led consortium means for the go-forward adoption of auto portability. The title of the piece is a direct quote from Borland, who urged other recordkeepers to join the consortium, adding that the auto portability model was "an all-inclusive experience" for clients and represented "a very low lift" in terms of implementation and operation.
401kWire reporter Andrew Lusk covers the announcement of the new industry-led consortium to accelerate the adoption of auto portability, quoting many of the principle players in its formation, including Dave Gray & Kevin Barry (Fidelity), Spencer Williams (RCH), John James (Vanguard) and Alison Borland (Alight Solutions). In an impactful quote, Fidelity's Dave Gray states: "[t]his is the first time in the history of the 401(k) industry that competitors have come together to solve a long-standing problem. We know that this solution will be to the benefit of millions of Americans year-over-year, in perpetuity."
Newsmax Finance covers the news that "three major 401(k) providers --Fidelity, Vanguard and Alight Solutions—have partnered with Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) to enable workers’ 401(k) savings to be automatically rolled over to a new employer’s plan."
NAPA Net, affiliated with the American Retirement Association, covers the announcement of the initial formation of a first-ever retirement industry-led consortium in support of auto portability, and including Fidelity, Vanguard and Alight Solutions. The NAPA Net piece covers the essential elements of the announcement, while also referencing pending U.S. Senate legislation that could also have a significant impact on auto portability, if passed.
The 401k Specialist Magazine's Managing Editor Brian Anderson writes that "401k auto portability took a huge step forward today" with the news that "Fidelity Investments, Vanguard, Alight Solutions and Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) have established an industry-first consortium to accelerate nationwide adoption" of auto portability. Anderson notes that the group aims to "govern the network as an industry utility designed with the goal of operating at the lowest cost to workers participating in auto portability."
Bloomberg reporter Suzanne Woolley reports on the "rare collaborative effort" undertaken by Fidelity, Vanguard and Alight to form a retirement industry-led consortium that, along with Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH), aims to accelerate the adoption of auto portability. Woolley quotes Alight Solutions' Alison Borland, Fidelity's Kevin Barry and The Vanguard Group's John James.
Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen covers breaking news that a retirement industry-led consortium, comprised of Fidelity, Vanguard and Alight, have joined forces with Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) to accelerate the adoption of auto portability. The three recordkeepers, writes Tergesen, "collectively represent about 40% of the 401(k) industry’s participants" and will begin offering the service to "48,000 401(k)-type plans that Fidelity, Alight and Vanguard administer" via Portability Services Network, LLC. Tergesen's piece quotes Fidelity's head of workplace-benefits Kevin Barry, the RLJ Companies' Chairman Robert L. Johnson and RCH president & CEO Spencer Williams.
Ignites' Joe Morris covers the day's announcement that Fidelity, Vanguard and Alight -- teaming with Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) -- are forming an industry consortium to promote the accelerated adoption of auto portability.