KEY TAKEAWAY

More than half of participants believe their employers should do more to help them prepare for retirement.

Plan sponsors need to employ a powerful tool — participant communications — to help participants get the most out of their retirement plans.

A SHARED GOAL: ENHANCED COMMUNICATIONS

A SHARED GOAL: ENHANCED COMMUNICATIONS

Nearly half of plan sponsors and participants agree that there is a need for more value-added guidance to help participants decide what they should be doing.

PARTICIPANTS ARE LEAST SATISFIED WITH SUPPORT FOR:

PARTICIPANTS ARE LEAST SATISFIED WITH SUPPORT FOR

These numbers point to a need for communications, tools and resources crafted and delivered in ways that don’t just inform but also spur action.

5 WAYS TO BUILD BETTER RETIREMENT OUTCOMES

5 WAYS TO BUILD BETTER RETIREMENT OUTCOMES

Everyone involved in workplace retirement saving recognizes possible danger ahead if employees don't start saving more and optimizing their investments. By tapping solutions available today, plans can help make meaningful improvements in participant outcomes.

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As part of the new-hire orientation process, there needs to be mandated education to paint the picture of how you need to take accountability and responsibility for your own retirement. I wish they had that when I was 20 years old.

Source for all data: BlackRock DC Pulse Survey, September 2015

The conclusions are intended to provide an indication of the current attitudes of a sample of U.S. plan sponsors and participants about retirement saving and investing and should not be relied on for any other purpose.

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