Look out for an upcoming study by Corporate Insight that analyzes leading financial wellness program providers and identifies best in class user experiences and key best practices.
Retirement planning is plagued by both overconfidence and excessive caution. Sponsors and recordkeepers should understand the disconnect and focus on financial literacy education.
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 […]
A recently published white paper from Dream Forward Solutions, a retirement plan provider specializing in AI, asserts that the average American lacks the necessary knowledge to engage with their retirement plan effectively. In three parts, the firm breaks down data it gathered from its proprietary chatbot, considers how to address the obstacles to saving more […]
In Corporate Insight’s recent Retirement Plan Monitor Report regarding participant phone app home screens and plan dashboards, we determined best practices that emerge for three main aspects of the user experience: approach (i.e., comprehensive vs. multi-screen landing pages), plan data and resources. Home Screen Approach Best Practices Most recordkeepers take a multi-screen approach: Include […]
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 […]
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 […]
One Year On: Oregon Debuts First State-Sponsored IRA Plan for Private Sector Employees, Individual Workers
Retirement has historically hinged on a variety of income sources, including personal savings, Social Security benefits and defined benefit pension plans. All of these have become less reliable since the Great Recession in 2008, with debt and cost of living inhibiting saving, private-sector pension plans nearing extinction and the future of Social Security looking uncertain. […]
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 […]
Last month, private equity firm Warburg Pincus infused virtual RIA Facet Wealth with $33 million in Series A funding. The Baltimore-based startup, founded in 2016, differentiates itself in a commoditized digital advice marketplace with an unconventional client acquisition strategy, fee-for-service pricing structure and call-center-based advice delivery model. None of these strategies are unique in a […]