Less administrative burden attractive feature of pooled pensions: Survey

Lowering operating costs also appealing

Plan sponsors applaud the decreased administrative burden from the pooled registered pension plans (PRPPs), according to a survey by Morneau Shepell.

Seventy-four per cent of the 79 organizations that participated in the survey were considering adopted the PRPPs because it would allow them to place the administrative burden as well as the fiduciary liability onto a third party. Ninety per cent of respondents already sponsor a retirement plan.

Lower operating costs were another attractive feature, with 23 per cent of respondents saying this was the PRPPs main appeal.

Considering drawbacks of the PRPP, 25 per cent of respondents said they were concerned with transition difficulties, while others cited loss of employer control, branding difficulties and employees bearing too much risk.

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