However, changes in the retirement landscape suggest that future retirees will face much more difficulty.
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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.
Manning & Napier created a set of reference guides to break down exactly what individuals need to know about the new tax law, Social Security, Medicare, and long-term care going into 2018.
However, 45% said they do not know how to select a retirement income product, according to a survey by fixed income annuity provider Annexus.
Common sources of plan sponsor and participant concern with managed accounts include cost concerns, lack of participant understanding, and lack of qualified default investment alternative status unless only options on the plan's core investment lineup are used.
The campaign is aimed at educating policymakers and the American public about making saving easier for Americans of all ages, helping retirees transform their savings into a lifetime of income and saving the Social Security system.
The firm's study shows that when individuals view their projected monthly income in retirement, those who take action increase their savings rate by 8% (7.07% to 8.4%), on average.
“Eighty-six percent of employees say that if their employer improved benefits or added access to an investment plan, it would have a positive impact on them at work, resulting in higher job satisfaction and greater commitment to the organization,” Mercer says.
“I really like the idea of promoting default-driven plans, and the evidence is abundantly clear that automatic retirement plans can be very effective,” says Jeff Kletti at Wells Fargo. “However, my experience has been that the pendulum can swing too far in terms of mandates.”
Sibson suggests that employers consider one or more of the following three metrics: replacement ratio, wealth accumulation target and retirement readiness grade.
Plan sponsors cite a number of reasons for being unlikely to offer an annuity-type product in the near term; top reasons include the belief that it is unnecessary or not a priority, and being uncomfortable or unclear about the fiduciary implications.
“We’re not suggesting things that take a lot of expense—the strategy uses existing tools plan sponsors have as well as existing capabilities of providers,” Steve Vernon, a research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, tells PLANSPONSOR.
One-third (34%) of Millennials say they plan to save $200,000 or less to be comfortable in retirement, according to a survey by Aperion Care.
The firm’s retiree program is designed to provide plan participants the essential guidance needed to manage assets through retirement from within the qualified plan.
According to an NBER working paper, researchers found it is not just the value of debt for people on the verge of retirement that has increased over time, but the proportion of debt to assets as well.
All groups of households experienced an improvement in risk, except middle-age and middle-income households, due in part to more non-mortgage borrowing.
Alongside numerous changes, the bill seeks to eliminate the current 10% cap on automatically-increased deferral rates of employees who are automatically enrolled in a plan.