Retirement insights

  • Market volatility: 3 actions for plan sponsors

    Apr 8, 2021 | By BlackRock
    What plan sponsors can do to help participants combat fear and stay invested during market volatility.
  • To spend or not to spend?

    Mar 3, 2021 | By BlackRock
    Insight into how retirees think about spending and investing in retirement to better understand the motivations and biases driving asset spending numbers.
  • Retirement income for better outcomes

    Feb 25, 2021 | By BlackRock
    We believe helping deliver retirement income remains a critical element of an employer’s benefits package. Here are our core principles for meaningful in-plan retirement income offerings.
  • Emergency Savings = Better Retirement?

    Nov 11, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A financial emergency can undermine retirement savings. Helping participants to be more financially secure today can translate into more long-term savings.
  • What the election means for retirement savings

    Oct 21, 2020 | By BlackRock
    With work on the SECURE Act 2.0 likely to continue, learn how both parties remain committed to strengthening retirement security for Americans.
  • Running the numbers on retirement readiness

    Sep 7, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Using data-driven plan design recommendations from BlackRock's Future in Focus® tool may help make the case for better participant outcomes.
  • Reenrollment: Get a bigger impact from your best thinking

    Jul 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Plan sponsors put a great deal of effort into helping participants save and build retirement security. But are they reaching everybody?
  • Participants comfortable with investing, risk, tech, per survey

    Jul 7, 2020 | By BlackRock
    According to our BlackRock survey, participants are more comfortable with investing and tech, and more realistic about retirement than most investors.
  • Resilience check-up: How did your plan hold up?

    Jun 9, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A post-volatility checklist for the QDIA, plan design and participant communications.
  • Participants show surprising confidence despite COVID-19

    May 14, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The 2020 DC Pulse Survey explores how participants remained confident and more committed to retirement savings during COVID-19.
  • Creating the new retirement

    May 4, 2020 | By BlackRock
    DC plans need to evolve faster. We believe new solutions will be found in the competition of ideas in the retirement industry market place.
  • Four charts to help set the course

    Apr 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Plan sponsors are already reviewing their plans and thinking about the challenges and opportunities that may come next. Here are four charts to learn from.
  • Driving well-being through retirement preparedness

    Apr 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The annual Defined Contribution Pulse Survey explores how plan sponsors can help drive well-being through retirement preparedness. Find out more here.
  • ERISA attorney warns: Take care with the CARES Act

    Apr 16, 2020 | By BlackRock
    ERISA attorney Marcia Wagner say topline summaries of the Act are useful, but may lead to potentially damaging mistaken assumptions.
  • What to tell participants about tapping into their retirement savings

    Mar 23, 2020 | By BlackRock
    What to tell participants about borrowing from their defined contribution plans during market volatility.
  • 3 myths about sustainability and DC

    Feb 20, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The time is now to protect the future that participants are saving for through sustainable investing. Learn more about sustainable investing in retirement.
  • Taking advantage of the SECURE Act

    Jan 28, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The SECURE Act contains key provisions that plan sponsors and providers can take advantage of to help participants better establish retirement security.
  • Will the SECURE Act live up to its name?

    Jan 13, 2020 | By BlackRock
    We believe new solutions will be found in the competition of ideas in the retirement industry marketplace.
  • Are retirees spending their savings effectively?

    Dec 12, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Retiring participants may need more help transitioning into a decumulation mindset. Find out why.
  • Income reimagined: expanding DC from saving to spending

    Oct 14, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Embedding retirement income in default investment options may help overcome participants' behavioral biases against adopting sustainable income solutions.