A Powerful Formula To Make Sure Your Plan Measures Up

A quick look back in history suggests that determining how long it will take to get to your destination has always been important.

The Romans put up obelisks and we put up signposts and markers on our highways. Did you know that there are always signposts and milestones to help you determine if your retirement plan is headed in the right direction? These 3-milestones are 90, 60, and 10.

What are the 90-10-60 milestones?

  • 90% plan participation

  • 10% contribution rate from all sources

  • 60% of your assets in professionally managed accounts

Unfortunately, the national averages are quite different.

  • 77% plan participation

  • 6% contribution rates

  • 15% of assets in professionally managed accounts

These results help explain why many Americans have a negative savings rate and why most are not saving enough for their retirement.

How does your plan measure up? What changes can you make to improve your plan? An excellent retirement plan design and an extensive education program will actually help you to reach those milestones of 90-10-60.

So here are several actions you can take:

Use auto-enrollment. 
An online virtual advisor can help your employees discover their risk profile and help them to select their investment choices.

Encourage higher deferral rates. 
Offer your employees an automatic deferral escalation program.

Educate your employees.
Give your employees retirement education so they can be fully equipped to begin a successful savings plan.

Develop a strategy by working with a great support team. 
When you reach these milestones of 90-10-60, it's time to celebrate. You'll have a very successful retirement plan and one that helps your employees save for their future.

How does your plan measure up? Go to Rate My Plan to take a free, 2-minute assessment online.