Inspiring Individuals to Look Ahead
Retirement readiness works best as a collaborative experience, with participants and plan sponsors benefiting from knowledgeable partners who can provide and coordinate expertise in the forms of:
At State Street, our dedicated Participant Engagement team is positioned at the intersection of investment strategy, public policy and marketing execution, working directly with sponsors to develop effective participant outreach
strategies that drive action.
Meeting Participants (and Sponsors) at Every Stage
First job. Next job. New family and financial commitments. Retirement within reach.
Participants are balancing financial and personal transitions at every stage of life. Many look to their employers to help navigate through the complexity. However, employers have challenges of their own, from managing a workforce to coping with regulatory shifts to providing a DC plan that works for every employee.
At State Street, we’re here to support plan sponsors and empower participants by:
Seeing the Participant’s Perspective
Pushing for Policies That Work
Fostering Financial Wellness
Advances in retirement plan design and automation may have improved the system of saving, but they haven’t removed the strain.
Employees say issues with personal finances have been a distraction at work1
Employees find it difficult to meet household expenses on time each month2
American adults would not be able to cover a $400 emergency with cash, savings or a credit card that could be paid off quickly3
By committing to improve employees’ financial wellness, sponsors have the opportunity to see employees holistically, lessen participants’ anxiety and cultivate their happiness — gaining productivity in the process.4
Our financial wellness resources can support the launch or expansion of programs that strive to improve participants’ financial habits now and in retirement.
Improving Outcomes With Thoughtful Outreach
The power of a carefully designed plan can be diminished if there is no outreach campaign to highlight plan details and participant benefits.
Working from initial strategy to tactical execution, our dedicated Participant Engagement team offers plan communications and other resources to help ensure employees get the most out of their retirement plan by:
1, 2 PwC’s 8th annual Employee Financial Wellness Survey, PwC US, 2019. https://www.pwc.com/us/en/industries/private-company-services/library/financial-well-being-retirement-survey.html
3 Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018, Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System, May 2019. https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/2018-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201905.pdf
4 Jeffrey Hayzlett, “Do Wellness Programs Make Employees More Productive? The Obvious Answer Is Yes,” Entrepreneur, March 2, 2018. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/309685