The educational efforts of plan sponsors appear to be paying off. Participation rates in workplace retirement plans have stayed fairly constant since 2008 “due to concerted education efforts of plan sponsors and providers that set up to educate investors to stay the course through the market fluctuations,” says Hattie Greenan, director of research and communication for the Plan Sponsor Council of America.

In its 58th Annual Survey of Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans, PSCA found that plan sponsor efforts in this arena really did keep people saving in their retirement plans.

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