Mercer | Top Priorities for DC Plan Sponsors for 2018

As a sponsor of a defined contribution (DC) plan, have you felt increasingly responsible for participants’ financial well-being and success in retirement?

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Top Priorities for Defined Contribution (DC) Plan Sponsors for 2019
Calendar12 December 2018

Although the constantly evolving world of retirement plans rarely comes with any guarantees, the prospect of material legislative change definitely exists. But even putting aside an uncertain legislative environment, innovation continues — a move toward greater personalization is a trend we see staying and progressing.

Plan sponsors will need to consider which of these priorities are most important for their plans and participants. Please reach out to your Mercer consultant to assist with setting your plan goals for 2019.

Mercer’s 2019 priorities for DC plan sponsors are oriented around three key themes:


In this litigious environment, it is essential that you have a strong governance framework in place.


Focus on improving participant outcomes.


Financial confidence and financial courage are a real challenge for participants, so it is important that retirement plans are oriented to address individual needs, not just those of the mythical average participant.


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