Top Five Misconceptions About Auto Portability

Auto Portability in the News

Browse the most comprehensive collection of articles in the media that feature auto portability.


Sep
21
2021

In 2022, Vanguard Will Team Up on an Auto Feature

The 401k Wire's Neal Anderson reports on the day's announcement by Vanguard that it plans to introduce RCH's auto portability service for 401(k) sponsor clients and their participants. Anderson also turned to RCH President & CEO Spencer Williams for comment, who stated that "we're extremely happy" with the development, while adding "we don't intend to stop there."

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Sep
21
2021

Vanguard to Add Auto-Rollover Service for 401(k) Accounts

Ginger Szala, executive managing editor of Investment Advisor magazine, updates her readership on the 9/21/21 announcement by Vanguard, which Szala notes "has joined forces with Retirement Clearinghouse to provide an auto-portability service that allows 401(k) participants to have their defined contribution plans automatically roll over when changing jobs."

Sep
21
2021

Vanguard rolling out auto portability for 401(k) clients

Pensions & Investments Washington correspondent Brian Croce reports on Vanguard's 9/21/21 announcement that it will introduce RCH's auto portability service for its 401(k) plan sponsor clients and their participants, to launch in mid-2022. Croce notes that RCH's auto portability program "was first piloted in 2017 and in 2019, the Department of Labor granted RCH the ability to expand the program, which is aimed at reducing plan leakage and missing participants."

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Sep
21
2021

401k Auto-Portability Takes ‘Giant Leap Forward’ with Vanguard, RCH Deal

401k Specialist Managing Editor Brian Anderson reports on the "Great Leap Forward" for RCH Auto Portability represented by the 9/21/21 announcement by Vanguard that it will begin providing plan sponsors with the auto portability solution to simplify small-balance 401k rollovers, expected to launch in mid-2022.

Sep
21
2021

Vanguard Joins the Auto Portability Clearinghouse

Writing in RCH's Consolidation Corner blog, Executive Vice President Neal Ringquist addresses the 9/21/21 press release by Vanguard that it will engage with RCH to introduce the RCH Auto Portability program to their defined contribution plan sponsor clients in mid-2022. Ringquist supplies readers with important perspective, stating: "Vanguard’s announcement is a major milestone in RCH’s ongoing efforts to deliver seamless, plan-to-plan portability to America’s defined contribution system. RCH Auto Portability has now been embraced by two of America’s top ten defined contribution recordkeepers, collectively serving almost 10 million employees."

Sep
17
2021

401k Auto Portability’s Significant Benefits to Pending Legislation

Writing in 401k Specialist Magazine, RCH's Tom Hawkins recaps a 9/13/21 Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) webinar (The Impact of Proposed Legislative Changes on Retirement Income Adequacy). In the webinar, EBRI Research Director Jack VanDerhei presented an analysis of pending legislative changes, including automatic contribution plans and arrangements (ACPAs), paired with a refundable saver’s credit. Unsurprisingly, the benefits for these policy initiatives were quite large. However, what was truly surprising was the sheer magnitude of incremental benefits delivered by the addition of auto portability, significantly paring retirement shortfalls for 35–39-year-olds, across all race and ethnicity categories.

Sep
15
2021

EBRI Research Reveals Auto Portability’s Massive Incremental Benefits to Pending Legislation

In a 9/13/21 Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) webinar (The Impact of Proposed Legislative Changes on Retirement Income Adequacy), EBRI Research Director Jack VanDerhei presented an analysis of pending legislative changes, including automatic contribution plans and arrangements (ACPAs), paired with a refundable saver’s credit. Unsurprisingly, the benefits for these policy initiatives were quite large. However, what was truly surprising was the sheer magnitude of incremental benefits delivered by the addition of auto portability, significantly paring retirement shortfalls for 35–39-year-olds, across all race and ethnicity categories.

Sep
06
2021

Does The ‘Great Resignation’ Make Auto-Portability’s Case?

Writing in 401k Specialist Magazine, Editor-in-Chief John Sullivan astutely links the unusually high turnover in labor markets (the "Great Resignation") to the need for auto portability. Disproportionately affecting Black and Hispanic Americans, Sullivan writes that this unprecedented turnover could "potentially wreak havoc with orphaned retirement accounts and missing participants" and further states "[i]f ever there was a time—and need—for auto portability, this may be it."

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Top Five Misconceptions About Auto Portability