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A decade after safe harbors for auto enrollment, automatic escalation, and QDIA’s were implemented, one record keeper has produced research showing the effectiveness of the PPAs.(Photo: Shutterstock)

When the Labor Department published final regulations resulting from the Pension Protection Act of 2006, regulators made lofty predictions on the impact automatic enrollment and qualified default investment alternatives would have on the country’s aggregate retirement savings.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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