Almost three-quarters of defined contribution advisors offer financial wellness

Nearly 3 in 4 (73%) of advisors report that they specifically offer financial wellness support in their defined contribution (DC) plans, according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute data released Aug. 7.

The State of Employee Benefits: Findings from the 2017 Health and Workplace Benefits Survey

Dental insurance reclaims the second-most offered benefit spot from retirement savings plans and life insurance leapfrogged vision insurance to claim the fourth spot in the recently released 2017 Health and Workplace Benefits Survey.

FedEx buys $6 billion group annuity contract from MetLife to reduce pension obligations

The largest U.S. pension transaction by premium in the last five years continues the market trend of more plan sponsors transferring their pension obligations to insurance companies.

Most middle-income employees feel more secure thanks to workplace benefits

New MassMutual study also exposes need for stepped-up benefits education to fight knowledge gap – particularly among lower-income workers.

Lessons from the U.K.’s bold new retirement initiatives

A new issue brief from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) offers the first detailed analysis for U.S. audiences on the U.K.’s new...

Average IRA contributions climb to all-time high at Fidelity

Fidelity Investments this week released its second annual analysis of over seven million Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), which revealed that average contributions for tax...

SEPs vs. 401(k)s

There are advantages and limits for employers who choose to offer Self-Employed IRAs (SEPs) instead of 401(k)s.  But what are they, and in what...

The State of Government Pension Plans

Though government employees may enjoy higher salaries and benefits that their corporate peers, this article argues that these employees maintain a false sense of...