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Apr 16, 2021

Reduce employee stress with a financial wellness strategy

Even before the global coronavirus pandemic disrupted the global economy, financial stress was already being widely reported by as many as 60% of Australian workers. Almost 50% of Australian workers spent more than three hours per week dealing with financially related issues, and the concern over having financial difficulties had increased to 71% of employees in 2019.

Apr 13, 2021

SS&C podcast addresses how Super funds can support financial wellness

A recent study by AMP found that financial stress impacts two in five workers during their careers and costs Australian businesses an estimated $31.1 billion per year in lost revenue. In an on-demand SS&C podcast hosted by Shaun McKenna Senior Director – Product, Sales and Client Relations, SS&C Technologies, we discuss the issue of financial wellness with our guests Steve Freeborn, Head of Superannuation, Rice Warner, and Shannon O’Shea, Partner and Head of Member Services, Aon, and address ways Superannuation funds can support the financial wellness of members.

Feb 24, 2021

SS&C drives digital transformation in retirement

The retirement industry was already fast-paced and dynamic before 2020, as an aging population prompted providers to evolve their retirement plans and practices. Flexibility and efficiency have become standard as firms face increased competition, regulation and complexity. Layer in the uncertainties and catalysts over the past several months, and the pressure has only heightened.

Jan 27, 2021

Superannuation funds need digital tools to engage and support members

Are Australian superannuation fund providers doing enough to communicate with their members and support their financial wellness? SS&C’s recent Superannuation Stealth Survey measured members’ perceptions of their fund’s digital tools and communication methods. The results revealed several areas of opportunity for Australian superannuation funds to engage members through more effective content, gaining a competitive advantage in retention through members’ education and financial wellness.

Nov 11, 2020

Survey: New digital tools needed to engage superannuation fund members

SS&C recently conducted a Superannuation Stealth Survey to measure members’ perceptions of digital tools and communication channels. Our research found that there is a huge opportunity for Australian superannuation funds to deliver more engaging communications and gain a competitive advantage in retention through new technology.

Oct 28, 2020

Embracing Digital Transformation in UK Workplace Pensions

Huge growth in demand sounds like a great problem to have. In the past decade, participation in UK defined contribution (DC) pension schemes has seen a record increase. A combination of pull factors, such as a strong global economy and low unemployment, have been further boosted by push factors, including the phase-in of automatic enrollment.

Jun 26, 2020

DOL finalizes rule for alternative safe harbor methods for disclosure through electronic media

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued final regulations providing two new safe harbors for retirement plans to furnish required disclosures by email or other electronic means to participants and beneficiaries. The first new safe harbor follows a Notice and Access framework, whereas the second alternative safe harbor utilizes a direct e-mail model for delivery of ERISA required documents.

Jun 8, 2020

Setting your customers up for success: Engagement for their next new normal

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, most of us have been flooded with pandemic-related updates, insights and communications from our employers, retirement plans and financial advisors. Equipping individuals with content that helps educate and empower them to make better decisions is a key capability and highly valued by stakeholders. During this crisis, it has become invaluable.

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