If they were automatically enrolled into a defined contribution plan, 77% say they would remain in the plan.
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Over the past decade, overall, there was a higher percentage of withdrawals among people who terminated employment after reaching age 60 than other age groups, Alight Solutions says.
In the first three quarters of 2018, only 2.2% of participant stopped contributing to their plans, ICI data shows.
In addition, a majority of those polled by the Investment Company Institute (ICI) oppose changing key features of DC plans.
More than 60% of employers want to keep retirees in their plan, and 33% prefer that terminated employees keep their balances in the plan, Alight Solutions found.
If there are missing participants that plan sponsors have not made a genuine effort to find, “the entire plan could be disqualified under the tax code and the plan fiduciaries may be found to have breached their ERISA duties,” says Norma Sharara, a partner with Mercer.
The investment firm calls on the government to pass numerous measures to expand access to retirement plans and boost participation and savings.
Most Millennials are appropriately invested, with 90% of their portfolios in equities.
In conclusion, IZA says, “the data do not support the idea that presenting optional 401(k) plan information in a simpler, more compact way will improve employees’ retirement planning choices. However, we did find that financial literacy was positively associated with better choices."
They are on track to replace 75% of their income, compared to 64% for Americans overall.
“We continue to see the significant impact plan design and financial wellness programs have on participant behavior, as evidenced by the increase in both participation and deferral rates and decrease in loan usage,” says Aimee DeCamillo, head of T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services.
The solution offers participant features and additional customizable features typically enjoyed by larger corporations.
On top of this, more than three in four worry Social Security could be extinct by the time they retire.
Ongoing education makes participants aware of the plan and underscores its value.
Half of retirees say they spend less in retirement than they did in their working years.
"Having a plan in place to manage their finances can help retirees feel confident about spending their assets and address the fears that may be holding them back,” says Marcy Keckler, vice president of financial advice strategy at Ameriprise Financial.
Outflows were primarily from target-date (35%), emerging markets (27%) and company stock (27%) funds, the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index shows.
Together, they supply 40% of retirees’ income.
Many people are unaware of their triple tax advantages, that balances can be carried forward and that the money can be invested.