While companies are dedicating resources toward increasing employee participation rates and encouraging them to diversify their contributions among a variety of funds, plan participants do not appear to be catching on to that message, according to Hewitt Associates.

A new report issued today by the Lincolnshire, Ill.-based retirement consultant compares the results from one of its studies that examined where plan sponsors and administrators were focusing their energy and resources and another that studied employees’ investment behaviors. The results: Employees are not catching on to the message.

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