Retirement Clearinghouse in the News

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Feb
16
2021

Robert L. Johnson Addresses Auto Portability on CNBC's Squawk Box

On 2/16/21, RLJ Companies Chairman and RCH majority owner Robert L. Johnson appears on CNBC's Squawk Box for a wide-ranging interview. During Q&A with host Joe Kernen, Mr. Johnson addresses his ongoing efforts to promote retirement security for minorities via RCH's auto portability initiative, which he indicates would preserve over $180 billion in retirement savings for Black Americans.

Feb
08
2021

Nudge theory can help strengthen financial wellness initiatives

In his latest article in Employee Benefit News, RCH President & CEO Spencer Williams examines the applicability of “nudge theory” by plan sponsors to promote 401(k) account consolidation and to discourage premature cashouts. Nudges, which are “easy and cheap” interventions, could include simple and subtle messages to participants that Williams asserts “can make a big difference to the retirement preparedness, and overall financial health, of their plan participants.”

Feb
05
2021

Alight 2020 Hot Topics: Most Employers Interested in Auto Portability

In their survey Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing 2021, Alight Solutions finds that "the majority of employers are interested in a clearinghouse service that will automatically roll balances from one employer’s DC plan to another employer’s plan when individuals change jobs."

Jan
26
2021

New 401k Missing Participant Research Reinforces DOL Guidance

Writing in 401k Specialist, Tom Hawkins reveals RCH's new missing participant study, Improving the Effectiveness of Electronic Missing Participant Searches, which comes on the heels of Department of Labor (DOL) guidance and is highly-useful for plan sponsors who utilize electronic searches, or “e-Searches” as they are referenced in the study.

Jan
20
2021

10 Simple Ways Baby Boomers Can Catch Up on Retirement Savings

Journalist Cameron Huddleston turns to RCH's Neal Ringquist for tips on ways that Baby Boomers can catch up on retirement savings. Ringquist advises Boomers to leverage their retirement savings accounts in order to accumulate savings, as well as to efficiently manage their tax burdens.

Read Huddleston's article in AOL Finance, in GoBankingRates and in Yahoo! Finance.
Jan
20
2021

EBN: How sponsors can facilitate better retirement participant outcomes and improve plan metrics in 2021

In his opinion piece for Employee Benefit News, RCH President & CEO Spencer Williams offers 401(k) plan sponsors two New Year's resolutions that could improve participant outcomes and boost plan metrics. Specifically, Williams suggests that plan sponsors 1) implement a robust missing participant search program and 2) eliminate the practice of automatic cash-outs. Fortunately, adds Williams, both of these resolutions can be achieved when plan sponsors embrace an auto portability program.

Jan
14
2021

Recordkeeper Consolidation May Be Coming, But Don’t Squeeze The Participant!

NWPS, a service provider for benefit plan sponsors, addresses the trend towards consolidation in the recordkeeping industry, and offers their reaction to the antithetical notion that the goal of consolidation is to "monetize the participants." The NWPS article goes on to chronicle the major, participant-centric advances that have propelled the industry forward, and includes auto portability in their short list.

Dec
14
2020

​Podcast Episode 15—What’s Wrong With 401k Coverage and Balances? Alicia Munnell from the Center for Retirement Research Explains

In his most recent podcast, John Sullivan interviews Dr. Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, about retirement plan coverage, leakage and other issues currently affecting 401ks. Sullivan poses the question about Auto Portability being the effective solution to the problem of leakage; Munnell's responds stating, "Auto Portability is important because it would reduce cashing out of small amounts." She goes on to mention that "Retirement Clearinghouse has been leading the way on this issue for a long time and it seems now they're poised to make a real difference."

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