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Does Operational Efficiency impact plan participation?

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Author : Shelly

Employees these days are cognizant about the importance of retirement savings and appreciate the assistance from their employers. They want a financially secure life at the end of their careers. State Street Global Advisors recently conducted a survey on people considered as millennials and Generation X. The survey findings suggest that 87% people agree that it is important to save early and 83% agree that saving is their priority.

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Automatic Plan Features, Planning Tools, Mobile Apps – What’s Next for the US Retirement Industry?

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Author : admin

Auto features like auto enrollment, auto deferral increase (ADI) have put millennials on path to retirement readiness# is a recent claim by the PLANSPONSOR® magazine. When we compare participation rates, saving rates, equity allocation percentages from a voluntary enrollment plan to those of an automatic enrollment plan, they are looking promising. In the PLANSPONSOR® study, 3.6% was the average deferral rate in a voluntary plan, and in the automatic enrollment plan it was 4.2%.

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6 Simple Productivity Boosters for 401K Plan Administrators

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Author : admin

401K Plan Providers often faces difficult challenges during the calendar year due to thin profit margins and seasonal spikes in demand for resources. With multiple stages of managing a plan like eligibility, testing, form 5500 preparation, transactional processing and general day to day operations, errors in plan administration can happen frequently, have serious drag on productivity, and detract from the overall customer experience.

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Legacy Systems are the “White Elephants” for Retirement Service Industries

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Author : admin

The Retirement Services Industry traditionally has been a slow adopter of information technology solutions. While the transition from VISIO Calc to next generation systems was gradual, the retirement industry has been stuck there for long time with those yester year proprietary and legacy systems which indeed are like white elephants from a continued maintenance expense perspective.

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Consolidate or Replace : IT Application labyrinths in the Retirement Plan Administration Organizations

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Author : admin

Plan provider organizations which complain about the cost of IT maintenance often fail to realize that the root cause for the humongous IT expenditures are the labyrinths of IT applications, they have coddled over years. Plan providers have built those software applications and even bought a few software packages from different suppliers one at a time, to support their ongoing business demands.

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Pension Auto-enrollment Employee Assessment – Getting it right!

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Author : admin

Auto-enrolment pension reform made it mandatory for every UK employer to enroll workers automatically into a qualifying pension scheme – starting in October 2012. Auto-enrolment brings a new set of duties and obligations, as well as major operational, financial, compliance and reputational risks to all employers – including the challenge of managing huge inflow of new members on staging dates.

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4 Reasons why pension providers don’t want to upgrade Aging and Obsolete Enterprise Systems

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Tags : Retirement plan administration 401K record keeping DC record keeping Record Keeping Software Recordkeeping system Enterprise Enterprise System retirement service
Author : admin

In the retirement services industry, aging IT Systems that have been upgraded with a piecemeal approach over the years are a major challenge to the pension providers. Not only has this approach led to technology obsolescence but has also adversely affected the overall productivity due to increased maintenance and administration overheads. What are the key drivers for large pension providers to continue status quo when they are clearly aware that their technology platforms are obsolete and need replacement? Of course, there are different reasons and chances are that each pension provider has a unique set of reasons.

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