Workplace Retirement Plans

Overview

Planning for retirement is a lifelong process that begins when you enter the work force. Depending where you work, you may be eligible to participate in a defined benefit plan, which is typically funded entirely by the employer, or a defined contribution plan—such as a 401(k)—which is generally funded by a combination of employer and employee contributions.

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Understanding Retirement Plans & Fees

PARTICIPANTS

Retirement Plan Fees Disclosed in New Format
ACLI developed a guide to help you understand the fees associated with managing and servicing your workplace retirement savings plan. It describes the fee information you receive annually and explains how to compare the true costs of different investment options.

FIDUCIARIES

Employers: Understanding Retirement Plan Fees 
Under new Labor Department rules, employers now receive more detailed information about the fees and expenses associated with their retirement plans. ACLI developed a guide to help employers understand the requirements and better compare the fees charged by different service providers.

Types, Features, and Tax Treatment

Defined Benefit Plans
Defined Contribution Plans

Publications and Resources

401(k) Fee Disclosure Form. ACLI, working with the American Bankers Association and the Investment Company Institute, developed a 401(k) Fee Disclosure Form designed to assist companies in making informed cost-benefit decisions when selecting 401(k) service providers.

Boost Retirement Savings with Tax Refund. Before spending your refund, consider what it might be worth if invested for the future. By our calculations, $2,840 -- the average tax refund from the IRS -- could more than double in 30 years. Today's refund can help you reach a comfortable and financially secure tomorrow.