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2016 Universe Benchmarks

2016 Universe Benchmarks

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Throughout the 2016 Universe Benchmarks report, you will find defined contribution plan data from more than 125 plans covering roughly 3.5 million eligible participants.

Included are:

  • Average participation rates
  • Saving rates
  • Plan balances
  • Investment and trading activity
  • Account actions (e.g., loans, withdrawals, cash-outs, and rollovers)

We hope you find this information valuable for benchmarking your plan’s data, redesigning your plan, and communicating with participants.

Download the highlights report for the 2015 average employee savings and investing behavior. Because it is important to look beyond the overall averages, the complete 2016 Universe Benchmarks report details each set of results by age, gender, tenure, and industry. The full report will be available for purchase soon.