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Insights and news about defined contribution

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Our goals for your defined contribution (DC) strategy are simple: Empower your people. Manage risk. Optimize outcomes. With our holistic approach and innovative tools, we can partner with you to develop and execute on the optimal DC program strategy for your organization. Our end-to-end support allows us to meet clients where they are to facilitate optimal DC plan delivery, including plan design, investment strategies, employee engagement, operational assistance, and analytics to drive optimal employee outcomes and monitor effectiveness.

Explore the trending topics our DC team is looking at below.

It’s 2024 – what’s your new year’s resolution for your DC plan?

We asked four WTW DC plan experts to share their thoughts about current trends in the industry and how to tackle mounting pressure from all sides.

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Myths and realities of Pooled Employer Plans

We clear up misperceptions about Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs), which are a compelling retirement plan option for many employers.

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SECURE 2.0: How to reduce the burden for defined contribution plan sponsors

LifeSight PEP can lessen the burden of regulatory and legislative change for defined contribution plan sponsors – including decision points and implementation.

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LifeSight Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) FAQs

As PEP grow in popularity, we look at some of the common questions employers ask when they are considering their defined contribution retirement plan options.

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SECURE 2.0 signed into law as part of 2023 federal spending package

Key provisions of SECURE 2.0 aim to expand retirement plan participation, increase retirement savings, encourage plan sponsorship and ease plan administration.

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Can asset diversification and access to private markets improve retirement income outcomes?

How can DC portfolios help deliver improved retirement outcomes for millions of U.S. workers? A joint Georgetown University Center for Retirement Initiatives-WTW report explores avenues for DC plans.

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Top Investment Actions in 2023

With the new year comes new considerations for institutional investors, including those working alongside DC plans.

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Half of U.S. employees face retirement risks: Findings from the 2022 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey

With half of employees facing risks to their retirement security, they look to their employers for help.

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The role of white label funds in today’s defined contribution plans

Using multi-manager white label investment funds in a DC plan’s core lineup can potentially bring significant diversification and return advantages over conventional single-manager funds.

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U.S. employers look to enhance defined contribution plans: Findings from our 2022: Next Evolution of DC Plans Survey

Employers are leveraging their DC plans to boost employees’ retirement security and financial wellbeing and gain an advantage in attracting and keeping talent.

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