Top considerations for defined contribution plans in 2023

Thoughtful strategic planning will propel DC plan sponsors toward potentially bringing the greatest benefit to participants while balancing resources.

  • 2023 DC Top Considerations
    Top Considerations for Defined Contribution in 2023

    Here are five themes to consider as you plan for 2023.

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    2023 DC Top Considerations
  • DC Megatrends
    Being pulled in too many directions?

    Samantha Davidson, CFA, US OCIO Leader, and Holly Verdeyen, US Defined Contribution Leader, sat down recently to discuss the points of intersection between four DC megatrends and the decision that many plan sponsors are making to engage an OCIO provider. 

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    DC Megatrends
  • DC Diagnostic
    How does your DC plan stack up?

    Find out how your defined contribution employer match and vesting period compares to your peers.

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    DC Diagnostic


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As the retirement landscape continues to evolve, you may need ways to ensure your employees trust your programs, planning, savings, and investment advice, and at the same time, generate more value for your business.



Defined contribution spectrum of solutions

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Expanded outsourcing

Hire on a project basis

• As needed

Consulting retainer

• Ongoing engagement

• 3(21) fiduciary role

Delegated solutions for investments

• 3(38) investment fiduciary role

Mercer Wise 401(k)

• Employer continues to be plan sponsor

• 3(38( and 3(16)1 combined

• Fully delegated

Mercer Wise PEP

• Mercer is PPP

• 3(38) and 3 (16)1 combined

• Fully delegated

1This refers not only to a 3(16)'s specific statutory responsibilities but to the broader fiduciary administrative tasks plans typically allocate to the plan administrator


Governance, Plan design, Administration

Get the operational infrastructure support you need for enhanced governance and risk management.


OCIO Solutions

A “do-it-for-me approach” that may help you mitigate fiduciary risk and have more time to spend on the strategic issues of your business. Mercer defines the plan investment menu to align with your desired structure and handles all implementation and plan evaluation— we offer a continuum of OCIO solutions.


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