Trends & Insights

Filter Articles
Group of people talking about trends in nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

See why employers are big on nonqualified deferred compensation plans and why key employees want to participate. This 2017 study provides an inside look.

Company and employees who have protected their retirement accounts and information.

Security is a real concern for you and your employees and for companies like Principal® that manage data and financial accounts. That’s why we work together to help safeguard information and account access.

Employer communicating with employees about changing their 401k plan to automatic enrollment.

Research shows 401(k) automatic enrollment helps employees save more towards their retirement goals.

Employees who are happy with their company since they offer 401k matching contributions.

An employer’s 401(k) match can make a big difference in the amount employees save for retirement.

Employee who is happy because they are saving more for retirement since their employer uses automatic escalation for their 401k plan.

Why adding automatic escalation to your organization’s 401(k) plan may help your employees increase their retirement savings, and prepare for their retirement.

The retirement industry took note when Richard H. Thaler, professor at the University of Chicago, won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Professor Thaler’s work in behavioral economics set a solid foundation for automatic enrollment and escalation plan design features that have helped millions of workers save more for retirement.