May 30, 2018

Stable value funds a new trend in college savings

For years, many 529 plans offered money market funds as their conservative investment option. Now, they’re increasingly replacing them with stable value funds, investment vehicles wrapped in insurance contracts that guarantee a specific minimum return. A new white paper from Prudential Financial, Inc., "529 Plans: Assessing the Stable Value Option", examines why.

May 09, 2018

Hawaii renews agreement with Prudential Retirement to manage $2.4 billion plan

NEWARK, N.J., May 09, 2018 - State of Hawaii officials informed Prudential Retirement that Hawaii has renewed its contract with Prudential to oversee its State of Hawaii Deferred Compensation Plan (a.k.a., The Island $avings Plan) totaling nearly $2.4 billion in retirement assets. Prudential Retirement, among the industry’s largest recordkeepers, is a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU).

May 09, 2018

Prudential and PIC reach sixth longevity reinsurance agreement amid surging demand for pension de-risking

NEWARK, N.J., May 09, 2018 - Prudential Retirement, a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), and Pension Insurance Corporation plc (PIC), have struck their sixth longevity reinsurance transaction since 2015. The Prudential Insurance Company of America (PICA) assumes the longevity risk for £900 million (about $1.2 billion) in pension liabilities, representing approximately 7,500 pensioners across two pension schemes.

May 07, 2018

Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years

Growing awareness of how financial wellness programs benefit employees has driven rapid growth in plan adoption among employers. Now, they say big data could help measure results, customize programs and fill remaining gaps, according to a survey from Prudential’s Workplace Solutions Group, a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).

April 17, 2018

Jersey City renews $208 million government plan with Prudential Retirement

NEWARK, N.J., April 17, 2018 - Jersey City, the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, will continue to utilize Prudential Retirement as the recordkeeper for its $208 million governmental retirement plan. Prudential Retirement, among the industry’s largest recordkeepers, is a business unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU).

April 04, 2018

Prudential Retirement builds skill for Amazon Alexa

With Amazon Alexa, you can play your favorite song, get the news and weather, even control your living room lights, all with just the sound of your voice—now, by enabling a new skill, you can manage your financial future as well. Just say, “Alexa, ask Prudential Retirement for my account balance.”

April 02, 2018

Prudential offers Guaranteed Income For Tomorrow (GIFT)SM

NEWARK, N.J., April 2, 2018 – Increasing longevity has made outliving assets in retirement a concern for many Americans, with 67 percent of U.S. workers saying they fear their retirement savings won’t last, according to a 2016 Prudential report. To help Americans supplement their retirement savings, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) has introduced its first online income product, a voluntary deferred income annuity designed to generate guaranteed lifetime income.

March 27, 2018

Prudential develops innovative process with PIC to help small pensions de-risk

NEWARK, N.J., March 27, 2018 - A collaborative effort between Prudential Retirement, a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), and Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has created an innovative new approach for expediting longevity reinsurance transactions for smaller pension buy-ins and buy-outs. This new approach combines an advance commitment of capital, known pricing and the bundling of multiple transactions into a single closing to enable PIC to more nimbly and efficiently address the risk transfer needs of small pensions and their retirees.

March 06, 2018

American workers' financial security a job for employers, survey says

More than family, higher education or even government, American workers expect their employers to help them achieve financial security, a new Prudential survey reveals.

February 26, 2018

Prudential: Financial wellness during ‘America Saves Week’ and year-round benefits employers and employees

NEWARK, N.J., February 26, 2018 - In recognition of America Saves Week and Military Saves Week (Feb. 26 through March 3), Prudential Financial, Inc. ( NYSE:PRU ) is calling on employers to adopt a benefits program with financial wellness at its core to help improve financial security for American workers.