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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

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