June 13, 2017

If I Had a Million Dollars…I Still Could Not Retire

The notion that one million dollars makes you rich is a prevalent, yet dangerous one. If you were to spend like the Barenaked Ladies, you would be a homeowner with a Picasso collection, full-time limousine driver and band of exotic pets. But if you make six figures a year and are hoping to maintain your […]

June 01, 2017

Women Face a Challenging Path to Retirement

Findings from Corporate Insight’s 2016 DC Plan Participant Survey indicate that most 401(k) plan participants are optimistic about their retirement outcomes. As we discussed in April, however, this high degree of confidence is largely unfounded considering that many participants are not saving enough and are ill-informed about retirement planning. Women in particular are especially vulnerable […]

May 31, 2017

Tips for Improving Plan Sponsor Homepages

A well-designed homepage is among the most essential components of an effective retirement plan sponsor digital experience. As the front door of a plan sponsor portal, a homepage should communicate an assortment of critical plan information and illustrate the overall health of the plans that sponsors administer in a direct and intuitive manner. An effective […]

May 09, 2017

Could Nationwide’s New Guaranteed Retirement Income Option Fill a Marketplace Void?

The decline of traditional pensions, increase in life expectancy and potential for a low returns environment over the coming decades mean that many Americans will need to supplement the retirement income they can expect from Social Security and employer-sponsored plans to adequately prepare for retirement. Consumers currently have the option to choose from a number […]

May 04, 2017

Industry Perspective on DOL Fiduciary Rule Impact

Last week, Corporate Insight attended the LIMRA Retirement Conference. The tenor of this year’s conference was strongly affected by the uncertainty surrounding the DOL fiduciary rule, although most firms already have plans underway for meeting the new standards. As one speaker remarked, DOL stands for “Document or Litigate.” The need for firms to adjust compliance […]

April 24, 2017

Reality Check: The Overconfident Retirement Plan Participant

Scottrade recently released a retirement study that explores investors’ attitudes toward retirement, financial advice and the (yet to be implemented) fiduciary rule. The study found that 85% of investors are at least somewhat confident that they will have enough money to retire comfortably, with Seniors (70+) most likely to say they are extremely confident. Corporate […]

April 20, 2017

Vanguard Unveils Modern and User-Friendly Retirement Plan Sponsor Website

Vanguard Retirement Plan Access, the firm’s 401(k) offering for small and mid-sized plans, recently overhauled its plan sponsor site. Vanguard introduced a more streamlined, intuitive navigation structure and an aesthetically appealing design that matches the participant website. Together, these enhancements make for a more modern and user-friendly digital experience. Vanguard revamped its small and mid-sized […]

April 20, 2017

Vanguard’s Revamped Participant Site Provides a Modernized, Simplified Digital Experience

Vanguard recently unveiled its new participant website, Vanguard Retirement Plan Access, its 401(k) offering for small and mid-sized plans. The firm introduced a revamped homepage, consolidated main menu and new site design. The new homepage clearly communicates key participant data and houses the firm’s updated Retirement Outlook tool. Its selection of quick links, coupled with […]