Pooled employer plans aim to lower plan costs, improve access to innovative investment management, and transfer administrative and fiduciary burdens to a third-party. Is this what employers have been waiting for?
A key feature of the SECURE Act is the establishment of Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs), which allow plan sponsors to pool their retirement resources with those of other employers and delegate most running-the-plan responsibilities to a third party.
While grouped employer plans have been in existence long before the SECURE Act authorized PEPs, Mercer believes that the pandemic will serve as the catalyst for many plan sponsors to transition to pooled structures.
Mercer's Law and Policy Group explain the details behind the Department of Labor's request for information (RFI) on pooled employer plans.
Mercer’s Neil Lloyd shares his thoughts on the future of pooled employer plans with the National Association for Corporate Directors (NACD).
View insights from a poll of close to 200 retirement plan sponsors. Download the infographic.
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