Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Momentum for Annuities in 401(k)s Builds

More retirement think tanks are getting on board with the idea of including annuities in 401(k) plans, but so far, only a handful of large employers have this as an option... “They are complicated,” Alicia H. Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College explains. “And [if] you hand over a bunch of your hard-earned cash and go out on the street and get hit by a bus, it’s gone.”

Further, investors are afraid an insurance carrier could go out of business, and plan sponsors don’t like the administrative headache of switching annuity investments when workers change jobs, added Robyn Credico, a consultant with Towers Watson...

Financial Planning: Momentum for Annuities in 401(k)s Builds

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