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In the Spotlight: Retirement Readiness

Retirement readiness is job one for plan sponsors. Check out Prepared for a lifetime: managing your plan to drive retirement readiness (PDF) to learn what you can do to help participants get to and through retirement. Click here for an executive summary. (PDF)

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  • Real assets help support TIAA General Account’s commitment to guaranteed lifetime income (PDF)
    Real assets – farmland, timberland, and commercial real estate – are a small and growing component of the TIAA General Account. Learn how real assets help support better outcomes for participants relying on TIAA Traditional Annuity for guaranteed lifetime income. Important disclosures

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  • Saving for four different retirements 
    Most employees don’t realize that their retirement is made up of four distinct phases, moving from active and healthy to requiring long-term care. Joseph F. Coughlin shows how plan sponsors can help employees prepare via education that addresses their fears.
  • The value of advice in a retirement plan (PDF)
    Seeking advice and taking action can increase workers’ retirement readiness and boost the odds that they’ll have enough income to last them their whole lives.
  • Disruptive Demographics Series 
    Joseph F. Coughlin, Director of MIT AgeLab, examines how demographic trends in the workforce affect retirement planning, employee productivity — and an employer’s bottom line.
  • Beliefs and Behaviors Series 
    Joseph F. Coughlin shows how plan sponsors can engage employees and affect their financial behavior by tapping into their beliefs about retirement planning and saving.
  • Aging Workforce Series 
    The number of employees reaching retirement age in higher education has critical financial impacts for institutions. This series offers four tactics for addressing the issue.
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