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MetLife Retirement & Income Solutions
MetLife's study looks at the Great Retirement Decision.
In this study:
Looking at the state of today’s workplace, many employers are focused on the “great resignation” (a mass exodus from the workforce), or the “great reshuffle” (job or career moves that better align with workers’ values). However, there is another workplace priority that needs attention now: the “great retirement decision.”
The “great retirement decision” is whether to take one’s accumulated savings as a paycheck (i.e., monthly annuity payments) or a perceived “pot of gold” (i.e., a lump sum) – or some combination of the two.
of pre-retirees think it's valuable to have guaranteed monthly income to pay their bills
of pre-retirees would like a partial annuity/partial lump sum option
of pre-retirees would pick the annuity over the lump sum if they had to choose
Not All Retirement Income Options Created Equally
Income annuities purchased at the point of retirement, such as an immediate annuity or a longevity annuity with an income benefit paid later in life, are among the most efficient ways for workers to access guaranteed monthly income from a DC plan.
More women (43%) than men (29%) have already depleted their lump sums in retirement1
By expanding access to guaranteed lifetime income solutions, employers can empower plan participants to confidently transition into retirement – and help ensure their retirement savings lasts.
1 The time in which their lump sums were depleted were 4.5 years for women versus 5.6 years for men.
MetLife’s Retirement & Income Solutions division, the company’s institutional retirement business, issues products through Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC) and Metropolitan Tower Life Insurance Company (MTL), two wholly owned subsidiaries of MetLife, Inc. Retirement & Income Solutions issues products for transferred pension liabilities, stable value, institutional income annuities, benefits funding and structured settlements.
All guarantees are subject to the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing MetLife company.