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More than two-fifths (43 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say their plan offers automatic escalation, up from 21 per cent in 2013, according to a new survey by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The survey, which polled more than 700 employers, found nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) said they take a proactive […]

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  • August 15, 2023 August 15, 2023
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Just 53 per cent of Black employees and 45 per cent of Latino employees are participating in a U.S. workplace retirement plan, compared to 66 per cent of white employees and 62 per cent of Asian employees, according to a new survey by Voya Financial Inc. The survey, which analyzed data from U.S. workplace retirement plans […]

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  • May 1, 2023 April 28, 2023
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U.S. 401(k) plans that feature automatic enrolment continue to yield higher plan member participation rates (86 per cent) than plans without auto-enrolment (37 per cent), according to a new report by T. Rowe Price Group Inc. The report, which analyzed the firm’s 2022 client data, found the adoption of auto-enrolment by 401(k) plan sponsors rose […]

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  • April 26, 2023 April 26, 2023
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More than half (54 per cent) of employees without a workplace retirement savings plan — including 77 per cent of millennials — say they’d participate in an employer-sponsored plan if it offered emergency savings features, according to a new survey by Natixis Investment Managers. The survey, which polled more than 700 U.S. employees, also found nearly three-quarters […]

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  • April 24, 2023 April 21, 2023
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Three-quarters (76 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say their plan offers automatic enrolment, according to a new survey by investment consulting firm Callan. The survey, which polled roughly 100 DC plan sponsors, found the vast majority used auto-enrolment for new hires, while far fewer offered this feature for current employees. Half […]

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  • March 31, 2023 March 30, 2023
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Matching employer contributions in capital accumulation plans are as close to free money as employees can legally get. “You’re not changing your risk — because the money goes to the same fund it would otherwise — and you’re getting two-times the return,” says Eric Monteiro, senior vice-president of group retirement services at Sun Life Financial […]

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The vast majority (90 per cent) of low to moderate income workers say they’d open a long-term savings account if they were offered incentives, according to a new survey by the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association and non-profit organization Commonwealth. The survey, which polled nearly 1,000 employees living on low to moderate incomes, found most respondents […]

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  • August 23, 2022 August 23, 2022
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The Alberta government is gathering feedback from stakeholders to help inform potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension laws. The consultation will focus on the Employment Pension Plans Act and the Employment Pension Plans Regulation, according to a press release, which noted Alberta’s private sector pension legislation hasn’t been significantly updated since 2014. […]

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  • June 9, 2022 June 8, 2022
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The Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association is calling on the U.S. government to develop flexible emergency savings solutions for employees. The Washington, D.C.-based organization is among 38 signatories calling for the creation of a national financial inclusion strategy. The strategy should reflect several key principles, including automatic enrolment in workplace emergency savings plans that are […]

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on Prince Edward Island’s pension regulator to amend the Employment Standards Act to facilitate auto-enrolment and auto-escalation features in workplace pension and savings plans. The current legislation includes language that would prohibit pension plan administrators from introducing automatic features in workplace plans, including capital accumulation plans such […]

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  • March 22, 2022 March 21, 2022
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