Is a Roth right for employees? More employers apparently think so.

A new survey from the human resources firm Aon Hewitt reveals a rise in the Roth 401(k)'s popularity, with an increasing number of employers planning on adding it to their defined contribution plans in 2013. Surprisingly, the fiscal cliff might be the reason.

As part of the congressional compromise, new legislation makes it easier for investors to convert balances within their savings plan into Roth accounts.

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