August 22, 2019

Defined Contribution Digital Benchmarking Shows Recordkeepers’ Plan Sponsor Portals Have Much Room for Improvement

While DC plan fees are undoubtedly the top concern among plan sponsors with respect to deciding on a recordkeeper and ensuring fiduciary responsibilities are met, there are a number of recent differentiators during the RFP process when a plan is considering changing recordkeepers. Specifically, the participant and plan sponsor digital capabilities are of increasing importance […]

March 27, 2019

2018 Plan Sponsor Site Enhancements

Throughout 2018, Retirement Plan Monitor – Institutional coverage set firms improved site features and unveiled new capabilities and resources. Three prominent trends embody most of the changes that recordkeepers made to sponsor sites: the modernization of user interfaces, an increased focus on mobile capabilities and the continued development of plan health resources. In addition, multiple […]

January 14, 2019

The Persistent Gender Disparity in Financial Wellness

Employers and benefit providers face increasing pressure to give employees the tools and resources to get their financial lives on track. However, despite recent interest and effort from industry leaders, data reveals that employers generally have a long way to go to ensure their employees’ financial wellness, especially women. Corporate Insight’s newest study—A Roadmap of […]

December 06, 2018

A Roadmap of the Financial Wellness Ecosystem

Financial wellness has emerged as perhaps the most important trend impacting the retirement plan industry today. There is a growing consensus that employees’ personal finances not only impact individual workers and their families but also their employers and the nation as a whole. In this climate, employers and benefits providers are increasingly expected to help […]

September 28, 2018

New VALIC Plan Sponsor Site Leverages Digital Trends and Best Practices to Enhance User Experience

VALIC’s new plan sponsor site represents a significant step forward and it is now among the more modern sites within the Retirement Plan Monitor – Institutional coverage group.The new site, called SponsorFIT and part of VALIC.com, is designed for plan sponsors and closely resembles its participant site counterpart. “FIT” stands for “Futures. Individually Tailored.” and […]

July 26, 2018

TIAA Shakes Up the Plan Sponsor Digital Space with New Mobile App

In our research at Corporate Insight, we often refer to the proliferation of mobile platforms within the retirement industry as a sign of modernization and innovation. For the past two years, our Monitor Awards have discussed a burgeoning, industry-wide investment in native apps. Earlier this year, we published a blog post that considered the influx […]

October 13, 2016

Survey Results Reveal Lack of Retirement Income Solutions in the Workplace

Plan sponsors have long felt pressure to implement solutions that will keep investors on the road to a financially secure retirement. Under the threat of litigation, budgetary restraints and product expenses, plan sponsors are increasingly pressed to find solutions best suited to their participants’ financial goals. Amplifying the need for solutions, retirees regularly rely on […]