TITLE

On the bandwagon

AUTHOR(S)
Bridgeford, Lydell C.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Sep2007, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article investigates the trend in which employers in the U.S. have adopted 401(k) automatic enrollment and Roth 401(k) accounts. According to a survey of 163 organizations with defined contribution and defined benefit plans, conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 66% of employers either have adopted automatic enrollment or are considering adding the feature. About 32% non-profit organizations have added automatic enrollment.
ACCESSION #
26601071

 

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