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Optimal Retirement Income Solutions in DC Retirement Plans

The Society of Actuaries’ Committee on Post Retirement Needs and Risks is pleased to make available the full report of this multi-phased effort.  The full report describes the four analysis phases and conclusions.  Reports focusing on each of the phases are also available and were previously distributed.  Also included is a link to a webcast hosted by the Retirement Resource Center. The project illustrates an analytical framework for evaluating retirement income generators (RIGs) that could be offered in a DC retirement plan primarily in the U.S.  The reports were authored by Steve Vernon, Wade Pfau, and Joe Tomlinson.

Optimizing Retirement Income Solutions in Defined Contribution Retirement Plans A Framework for Building Retirement Income Portfolios

Optimal Retirement Income Solutions in DC Retirement Plans, Phase 1, Baseline

Optimal Retirement Income Solutions in DC Retirement Plans, Phase 2, Enable Delay of Social Security

Optimal Retirement Income Solutions in DC Retirement Plans, Phase 3: Using QLACs to Design Retirement Income Solutions

Optimal Retirement Income Solutions in DC Retirement Plans, Phase 4: Strategies to Protect Retirement Income before Retirement

Optimizing Retirement Income Solutions in DC Retirement Plan Brief

Optimal Retirement Webcast


If you have any questions or comments regarding the report, please contact Steve Siegel, Research Actuary at ssiegel@soa.org.

The SOA’s Committee on Post Retirement Needs and Risks would like to thank the following members of the working group for their input: 

Carol Bogosian
Todd Bryden
Don Fuerst
Cindy Levering
Sandy Mackenzie
David Manuszak
Betty Meredith
Richard Pretty
Anna Rappaport
Jody Strakosch
Andrew Peterson, SOA Staff Fellow
Steve Siegel, SOA Research Actuary
Barbara Scott, SOA Research Administrator