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Half of those who cashed out their retirement plan rather than rolling it in to a new employer's plan still regret doing so. (Photo: Getty)

A study says that making the roll-in process easier for employees changing jobs could cut down on leakage of plan assets — a total that’s in the billions, thanks to a highly mobile workforce.

The Government Accountability Office puts it at 2.7 percent of the trillions in 401(k) plans every year.

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