Bing Waldert, a managing director with Cerulli Associates, says, "converting the 401(k) plan to an income platform is a step in taking DB [defined benefit] market experience and applying it to the 401(k) market.”
While 80% of investors say their adviser discusses risk tolerance, only 50% say they bring up the subject of guaranteed lifetime income.
They view it as a hedge against rising health care costs, longevity risk and market downturns.
A blueprint from the Insured Retirement Institute offers a guide for its dialogue with Congress and the Administration about improving Americans’ retirement outlook.
The research also found that retirees and pre-retirees who have a formal retirement plan are three times as likely to feel they are very prepared for retirement.