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2011 Aon Hewitt Universe Benchmarks
Measuring Employee Savings and Investing Behavior in Defined Contribution Plans

Aon Hewitt's 2011 research report analyzes participant behavior across the quality of participation, plan balances, investments, account activity, and demographics of more than 3 million employees eligible for defined contribution plans.

The result is a comprehensive study that can be used by plan sponsors:

  • As a benchmark—Plan sponsors can learn how their workers’ saving and investing behavior compares to that of the average worker.
  • To shape plan structure—Employers can better understand general patterns of participant behavior across demographic groups, and better determine who might benefit from certain plan features and also benefit from new opportunities to improve results.
  • For targeting communication—Demographic analysis helps plan sponsors pinpoint which groups of workers may benefit from certain communication or education about the plan.

2011 Aon Hewitt Universe Benchmarks Highlights

Podcast: Survey findings with Pam Hess, Director of Retirement Research