Firms Launch Retirement Education Series

November 21, 2013 ( – Mercer and the Stanford Center on Longevity released the first article in a series about the challenges facing workers and employers in generating retirement income.

The first article, “It’s Time to Rise to the Retirement Income Challenge,” examines such topics as protecting income throughout a lengthy retirement, surviving market volatility and ensuring savings contributions are hitting levels sufficient for a secure retirement.

The wider series is based on a report published earlier this year from Mercer and will investigate a range of issues. These range from the way exposing plan participants to an aged, digital version of themselves impacts savings behavior to more practical questions, such as what difference an employer’s involvement can make on a typical retiree’s check (see “Securing Retirement Outcomes for Employees”).

To learn more about the series and to view the first article, readers can visit