Industry-leading reports & insights for DB and DC plan sponsors

June 20, 2017

Turn to Alight Solutions for ongoing insights and trend information from our deep data on defined benefit and defined contribution plans.

Looking for a specific report? You may access a range of our current and historical reports below.

Hot Topics in Retirement & Financial Wellbeing

An annual benchmarking report that examines employers’ financial benefit focus areas for the upcoming year, based on survey responses from roughly 250 employers covering nearly nine million workers.

By reviewing the trends in this report, employers can benchmark their plan offerings against those of other companies and craft their own plan benefits to better align with their overall objectives.

Universe Benchmarks

This report is a summary of defined contribution plan data on employee savings, withdrawal and investing behavior from more than 125 plans covering over three million eligible participants. Beyond overall averages for key measures, additional demographic data is also provided where available by age, gender, tenure and industry. Given the breadth and depth of this data, this information may be useful for plan benchmarking purposes.

  • 2014, 2015 or 2016 reports are available for purchase
  • Please send a request providing your contact information and the report you would like to purchase to and we will respond to your request

Trends & Experience in Defined Contribution Plans

This survey has been conducted every two years since 1991 to gain a better understanding of employer trends related to retirement plan offerings, design, and investments. The 2015 survey was completed by 367 employers across a variety of plan types, sizes, and industries. For the purposes of this survey, the term “defined contribution plans” includes 401(k), profit sharing, 403(b), 401(a), and 457(b).

The plans included in this survey have a combined total of more than 10 million employees and over $750 billion in assets. Twenty-three percent of the Fortune 500 is represented in this report.

  • 2015 report available for purchase
  • Please send a request to purchase the 2015 report and provide your contact information to and we will respond to your request


Members of the media: please contact MacKenzie Lucas for questions about the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™.

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