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Aon Hewitt Urges U.S. Employers And Providers To Encourage Workers To Keep Retirement Dollars In The Employer-Provided System

To simplify the process Aon Hewitt suggests plan sponsors and providers work together to make the process less arduous for employees. For example, periodically, and at an employee's termination, employees could be provided with resource materials or an educational campaign explaining the benefits of employer-provided plans, with clear and simple instructions on how to roll one plan into another. Plan sponsors could post this information on provider web sites along with phone numbers and web links for help.

Maintain an attractive investment line-up. One of the main reasons that IRA providers encourage rollovers out of an employer plan is because of lack of breadth of available investments compared to an IRA. Plan sponsors can help employees make the most of their retirement dollars by offering low-cost institutional core investment options, complemented by a self-directed brokerage (SDBA) option that provides access to the broad universe of mutual fund alternatives.

Offer an attractive retirement income option for those nearing retirement. Aon Hewitt's research shows that 29 percent of plans currently provide employees with some form of retirement income solution, either inside, or outside the plan. Including easy and flexible monthly payments, income planning and investment help and/or annuity options would give employees nearing retirement an added incentive to stay within the employer-provided system.

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About Aon Hewitt Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions.  The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance.  Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies.  With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees.  For more information on Aon Hewitt, please visit www.aonhewitt.com.

About Aon Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for more information on Aon and www.aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United.

Media Contacts: MacKenzie Lucas, 847-442-2995, mackenzie.lucas@aonhewitt.com Maurissa Kanter, 847-442-0952, maurissa.kanter@aonhewitt.com

SOURCE Aon plc

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