A mere 2.7% of Americans stopped contributing to their defined contribution plan in 2017, the ICI reports.
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Empower identified “habits of success” that correlate with higher projected retirement income—saving in a workplace retirement plan, saving at a higher level and having a formal plan for retirement.
Those who are contributing less than 3% to a retirement plan are on track to replace 59% of their income in retirement, whereas those who contribute 10% or more are on track to replace 128% of their income, an analysis from Empower found.
Nearly half would like a digital retirement coach, an Accenture survey found.
Fifty-five percent of women are afraid they will outlive their savings, according to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies.
A report from the National Institute on Retirement Security shows that 66.2% of working Millennials have nothing saved for retirement.
However, this is not always the case for lower-income workers, MassMutual found in a survey.
With concerns about retirement readiness growing, sponsors are turning to automatic features, increasing their contributions, streamlining their investment menus and improving fee transparency.
ICI recordkeeper data shows that in the first nine months of 2017, the amount of participants contributing or taking a withdrawal held steady, while the number of outstanding loans slightly decreased.
They like the tax advantages, investment opportunities and investor control that 401(k)s and other DC plans offer them, ICI finds.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) restored more than $1.1 billion to retirement plans, health plans and other welfare benefit plans in 2017.
The firm's analysis found participants who also had HSA savings were more retirement ready than those who did not.
Participants in 401(k), 403(b) or other defined contribution (DC) plans can compare administration and individual mutual fund fees to fees in an individual retirement account (IRA).
However, researchers say their outcome could possibly improve, given the fact that they still have a long time horizon to save, the markets could deliver strong returns and the government could save Social Security.
TIAA also discovered that participants with web access are twice as likely to seek out advice as those without web access.
Forty percent plan to increase their deferral rate, up from 24% in 2016.
All employees would have 6% of their income contributed to a workplace retirement plan and have these contributions automatically escalated each year.
The American Retirement Association says that by lowering small business income tax rates to 27% but not applying that to taxes on 401(k) withdrawals for small business owners from the 35% individual tax rate, this creates a disincentive for small business owners to contribute to their retirement plan, or even offer one to their employees.
The consultancy issued a white paper redefined DC plan-related terminology.
Facing several uncertainties in the health care industry, organizations are looking to revamp their retirement plans to attract talent.