Education never ends – Keep your plan participants up to date
Abstract: Plan sponsors have a fiduciary responsibility to educate their participants in retirement planning. Many plan sponsors believe they have education covered with normal vendor/broker enrollment meetings and stuffers sent in the participant statements. Although these offerings are a good start, several studies by a Stanford University economics professor have shown that these passive forms of education are ineffective and often ignored by participants. This article discusses how education can affect your employee benefit plan.