One big change is the search by employers for employees who have dropped off the radar. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As the concern mounts over employee retirement preparedness (or lack thereof), and new regulations seek greater oversight, employers are taking a more active role in just how employees manage their funds, especially their retirement funds, as they navigate the benefits provided at work.

So says Alight Solutions in its 2019 Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing report, which finds that not only are bosses expanding access to financial wellness programs in an effort to get employees on the straight and narrow in saving for retirement, they’re also hoping to find new ways to keep departing workers from taking their retirement funds with them.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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