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Defined Benefit Plan Administration

Most employers—prompted by increasing plan complexity, growing employee expectations, and shifting demographics—outsource the administration of their defined benefit (DB) plans, the foundation of retirement income for millions. Today, Aon Hewitt supports more than 1,400 DB plans across than 400 plan sponsors covering more than 9.5 million participants. In 2013, PLANSPONSOR magazine ranked Aon Hewitt as the top provider of DB administration, including the largest number of total DB plans, largest number of DB participants, number of cash balance/hybrid plans and largest number of nonqualified DB plans.

Complete Range of Services for Reduced Risk and Costs


With more than 30 years in the DB administration business, Aon Hewitt is one of the premier providers of outsourced defined benefit administration services in the United States. Our industry-leading technology, HR expertise, and focus on quality and automation translate into reduced risk and legal costs while promoting a superior experience for participants. What's more, our proven processes streamline administration and help you implement or react to organizational change with minimal employee disruption.

Our defined benefit administration services include:

  • Automated pension benefit calculation
  • Management of participant data
  • Eligibility determination and tracking
  • Customer service
  • Online, self-service capabilities, including estimates and retirement
  • Rollover and lump sum processing
  • Integration with payroll
  • Compliance
  • Check delivery

Cutting-Edge Online Resources for Employers


Our web-based planning and management resources ensure smooth and accurate DB plan administration:

  • In situations where the company would like to retain administration but use our calculation tools, DBCalc™ lets plan administrators easily and accurately perform retirement calculations and benefit estimates online.
  • Our Plan Sponsor Portal is an online space where our teams work with you to develop goals, manage projects and measure progress.

Cutting-Edge Online Resources for Employees


Employees benefit from using our robust participant web site to make more informed benefit decisions. Guidance is included to help participants through the entire retirement event, including all benefits and relevant external considerations. Meanwhile, the Aon Hewitt Personal Finance Center gives employees access to additional planning tools for retirement.



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