man with faucet on his back leaking money Leakage is a term applied to 401(k) plans; namely, the money left behind in an old 401(k) savings plan when an employee starts a new job and enrolls in a new 401(k). (Photo: Shutterstock)

Employers frequently use matching contributions as an incentive to encourage employees to participate in defined contribution plans with the hope of improving retirement financial security, but while matching contributions are successful at increasing participation, they could also be having an unintended adverse impact on retirement security.

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