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2022 Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing

This report summarizes the findings of an annual survey from Alight Solutions to capture changes employers intend to make to their retirement and financial wellbeing plans in the year ahead. The 2022 version is the 18th installment of the report and features responses from over 110 organizations employing more than four million workers. The survey was administered in the fall of 2021.

Here are some highlights from the report:

2022 Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing highlights infographic

What’s new in 2022

This year’s report includes insights on several new topics, including:

  • Reactions to the “SECURE 2.0” bills on Capitol Hill

  • Usage of financial wellbeing tools

  • Employer approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion in retirement and financial wellbeing plans

Related Insights


Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™

Monthly and quarterly Alight Solutions 401(k) Index Reports

Alight Solutions 401(k) Index: April 2022 Observations

There were no above-normal1 days in April. However, net transfers in April were up slightly compared to March (.10% vs .09%) as investors moved money out of equities and into fixed income.

Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: July 2021 Observations

July was another light month of trading in 401(k) plans, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index TM. Net trading activity in July was 0.07% of balances, a slight increase from 0.06% in June, but well below the trailing five-year average of 0.21%.