Strategic plan design
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

Strategic plan design

When it comes to defined contribution plans, every plan sponsor faces the challenge of balancing immediate needs with their long-term strategic objectives. BlackRock’s technology offers plan diagnostics and connects the decisions made today with the outcomes participants may experience tomorrow.
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Sharpen plan design with BlackRock

At BlackRock, our plan design experts leverage proprietary analytical tools to sift through your participant-level data to measure your plan's investment options against your objectives and assess your participants' retirement readiness. We identify key data and deliver highly visual findings to give plan sponsors insight into their plan’s investment menu, design and estimated income replacement.

Innovative technology
Innovative technology
Our Future in Focus® tool offers data-driven analysis to test and support strategic plan design changes as you seek to improve participant outcomes.
Plan design analysis
Plan design analysis
We tailor our proprietary analysis to the specifics of your plan and participant demographics to help you build better retirement security for your participants.
Participant focus
Participant focus
Our resources can help plan sponsors engage participants to and through retirement to help achieve better outcomes and holistic financial well-being.
Automating decumulation
Automating decumulation
AutoRetire™ solutions aim to build on the success of plan design features that have helped millions accumulate savings by applying the principle of automation to decumulation.

If you could see into the future, today’s decisions would be much easier.

When it comes to your DC plan, BlackRock may be able to help bring the Future into Focus.

BlackRock’s new Future in Focus technology combines our deep understanding of the power of plan design with our risk analytics to give you a clear, quantifiable look at your participants’ retirement readiness.

You can see how your current plan is preparing participants for retirement, identify changes that will bring the biggest benefits, and make informed decisions to help close the retirement income gap.

Simply create a profile for a sample participant based on salary and expected retirement age.

Add plan details such company match and default allocations.

Now create “what if…” scenarios to test the potential impact of changes.

Explore adding auto features, changing investment allocations, even reenrollment.

In seconds, Future in Focus will give you a detailed look at the average retirement outcome, showing how changes could impact your participants’ retirement readiness.

For the first time, get a quantifiable, data-driven view into the future focused on one question: Will it be enough?

BlackRock’s Future in Focus technology unleashes the power of data – your data, based on your plan – to help you see where your participants are headed and the steps you can take, to bring Their Future into Focus.

Explore Future in Focus

Learn how BlackRock’s Future in Focus tool can provide data-driven insights to help support your plan design considerations.

Prioritize plan changes with data-driven insights
Using data-driven plan design considerations from BlackRock's Future in Focus tool may help make the case for better participant outcomes.
Data-driven insights
Plan design analysis
Your participant-level data can reveal valuable insights about your participants' savings and investment behaviors. See how BlackRock's plan design analysis can help you enhance retirement readiness across your participant cohorts.
Plan design analysis
Participant engagement
Leverage modern, compelling participant communication resources that are designed to engage and educate participants to help them get the most of their retirement plan.
Participant engagement