401(k) plans see increased contributions

08/14/2008 | Workforce Management

When the economy heads south, many employees add more to their 401(k)s. Fidelity Investments found that in the first half of this year, employees upped their contribution by about 7%, in part because some employers automatically enroll employees in such plans and automatically escalate their contributions. Another reason is some are doing away with defined-benefit pension plans and instead are upping their matching contributions to 401(k) plans.

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