Charles Schwab

The power of advice for 401(k) participants

The latest participant survey from Schwab Retirement Plan Services reveals key findings on how plan participants perceive advice offered through a 401(k). PLANSPONSOR® talks with Nathan Voris, managing director of business strategy, about participant needs and concerns, and what plan sponsors can do to support them on their journey to retirement.

Research and Thought Leadership

SDBA Indicators Report
The Self-Directed Brokerage Account Indicators Report™ is an industry-leading benchmark on participant investment activity within SDBAs. Data contained in this quarterly report is from the first quarter of 2019.

Regulatory and Legislative

Washington Update
Read the latest update from Mike Townsend.

Corporate News

Schwab Named to Top 50 of FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies List for Second Consecutive Year.
Schwab also earned the top spot for innovation in the Securities and Asset Management category of the list, where it finished No. 2 overall.

Schwab Stock Plan Services is rated #1 in Overall Satisfaction.
Get more information about how Group Five rated Schwab Stock Plan Services #1 in overall satisfaction and 17 additional service attributes.

Practice Management

Introducing the Plan Health Dashboard
Schwab Retirement Plan Services, Inc. is excited to announce the latest upgrade to help you and your clients discover more information about their plan and participants. The Plan health dashboard harnesses the power of Plan Analytics to provide you with more efficient access to the metrics used most.

Based on Plan Analytics usage trends and conversations with many clients and their consultants, we chose three initial metrics categories you can explore from the dashboard: plan success factors, employee demographics, and plan activity.

Within these three categories, you can evaluate up to 35 key metric tiles, including median and average savings rate election, count of those not contributing, percent with a loan balance, count of participants in each generation, and more. You can also indicate favorite tiles to display at the top of the dashboard for future logins.

We will continue to update these categories and metrics based on feedback and usage. For more information, contact your Schwab Retirement Plan Services representative or the Consultant Support Center.

Events and Education

SouthWest Benefits Association 44th Annual Conference1
May 22-24, 2019
The San Luis Resort
Galveston, TX

PLANSPONSOR National Conference1
June 5-7, 2019
Renaissance Hotel
Washington D.C.

2019 Denver Benefits Summit (WP&BC)1
(Western Pension & Benefits Council)
September 12, 2019
Charles Schwab Campus
Lone Tree, CO