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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
A biweekly topical newsletter from PLANSPONSOR
Income in Retirement
A newsletter to inform defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors about strategies and tools to help participants create retirement income.
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Investing
Using Annuities as an Alternative to Bonds to Secure Retirement Outcomes
In a low interest rate environment, annuities provide an option that reduces longevity and sequence-of-return risks.
Investing
CITs, Retirement Income Products and ESG Investing Poised for Growth
Asset managers polled by Cerulli Associates reported trends they see for DC plan investments.
Data and Research
4% Withdrawal Rule Squeezed by Low Returns
Research from Morningstar finds that a 3.3% starting withdrawal rate is more sustainable given today’s low bond yields and high stock valuations.
Data and Research
Plan Sponsors and Participants Show Growing Interest in Lifetime Income Options
Seventy-nine percent of participants said they would be at least somewhat likely to roll over some of their current retirement savings into a guaranteed lifetime income solution.
Data and Research
Workers and Retirees Fret Long-Term Care Challenges
A new survey shows only about 26% of retirees can cover severe care needs for at least five years using income, financial assets and informal caregivers.
Benefits
Government Announces 5.9% Social Security Boost in 2022
Many millions of Americans drawing core Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments will see their benefits grow substantially next year.
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