Annuities on the upswing as more Americans shift to a post-retirement income mindset
Americans are not just living longer, they’re living younger, active lives. That’s a good thing.
But it also presents a problem. Americans are facing a silent, growing crisis. Retirement is no longer an end-stage; it’s a transition point. And as Americans live longer, active lives, they could have a greater chance of running out of retirement savings.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
How Prudential handles a 60 percent increase in customer calls on the busiest day of the year
It’s 7:55 a.m. on a Tuesday in January at Prudential Retirement’s call center near Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the 125 or so employees in the office are in anxious anticipation. In five minutes, they and their colleagues in Dubuque, Iowa; El Paso, Texas; and the Philippines will begin the busiest day of the year, answering questions from more than 17,000 clients over the course of a 13-hour day.
Smart savings can reduce retirement financial risk, up 19 percentage points in 30 years
Half of Americans won’t be able to maintain their standard of living after retirement, according to the most recently compiled National Retirement Risk Index. Fortunately, they can take steps to avert a cash-strapped future.
How to Save for Retirement in the Gig Economy
The freedom and flexibility that independent contracting affords make it attractive to millennials, but older generations are also taking notice. The typical gig worker, according to a Prudential white paper, is in his late 40s while the average age for the traditional full-time worker is 43. The primary motivator for joining the gig economy is overwhelmingly financial; 44 percent of gig workers included in the report said they pursued gig work to pay the bills. Older workers were more likely to gravitate toward such work for purely financial reasons.
American workers trust life insurers for financial security, survey says
What keeps American workers awake at night? For one in three, it’s the fear of losing a loved one.
This finding, among several insights from the American Workers Survey, could be why 87 percent of respondents say life insurance is important, and why two in three have coverage.
Prudential, PIC Reach $1.2 Billion Longevity Reinsurance Agreement
NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 09, 2017 - Prudential Retirement, a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), and Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), have entered into their fifth longevity reinsurance transaction since 2015. In the agreement, The Prudential Insurance Company of America assumes the longevity risk for $1.2 billion (about £900 million) in pension liabilities, covering approximately 4,000 pensioners across four pension schemes.