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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)

Retirement Readiness in the 21st Century: A powerful new focus for DC plan management (PDF) Ed Moslander— Senior Managing Director and Head of TIAA-CREF’s Institutional Client Services—identifies four key drivers that can help plan sponsors drive better outcomes in Benefits Quarterly’s second quarter issue.

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  • How will rising interest rates affect your retirement plan? (PDF)
    Plan sponsors can help prepare their employees for the impact of a potential rise in interest rates.
  • Seven steps to designing an investment menu for retirement income (PDF)
    Put your employees on the path to a secure retirement. Offer an investment menu built on a foundation of retirement income.
  • Ed Van Dolsen, President of Retirement & Individual Financial Services at TIAA-CREF, highlights the importance of lifetime income in an article written for advisors in the 2015 spring edition of the Retirement Management Journal.
  • IRAs: Effective on their own or with employer-sponsored plans
    As a plan sponsor you can help all your employees understand how IRAs can contribute to positive retirement outcomes.
  • Employees need investment menus designed for long retirements
    With many Americans expecting to spend decades in retirement, they need investment options that can make their savings last.
  • How can you keep employees on track to retire? Give them access to lifetime income. Learn more.
  • Market volatility may be leading some investors to reassess their risk tolerance. As a trusted source of information, plan sponsors can keep employees focused on the long term.
  • A TIAA-CREF analysis shows that SRI indexes delivered market-like returns and risk over the long term. Performance was comparable to broad market indexes, despite using a smaller universe of stocks meeting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.
  • Helping participants generate a lifetime of income (PDF)
    Plan sponsors need to ensure that their employees have retirement income they can't outlive.
  • Lifetime income in defined contribution plans: a fiduciary approach (PDF) 
    How to meet the fiduciary challenges of the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution plans.
  • 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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