Complete Description:This article provides an overview of the literature on best practices for retirement savings plan design and financial education in the workplace. Without a successful plan design, financial education will not be effective and even a well-structured plan can fail to achieve retirement savings goals without financial education. The main components of a retirement savings program that employers must consider include options for enrollment, investment choices, employer matching of contributions, and distributions over the working career and at retirement. In addition, employers control the core aspects of financial education, such as the topics covered, the delivery methods used, the frequency with which it is offered, and its general availability.
Date Published:Thursday, April 10, 2008
Author:Anya Olsen and Kevin Whitman
Funding Agency: Social Security Administration
Type: Article;
Source: Literature review; Survey data;
Language: English
Audience: Individual