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Snapshot Surveys

At the request of PSCA members, PSCA conducts “snapshot surveys,” which give a quick, but comprehensive, look into specific aspects of defined contribution plans.

2012

403(b) Plan Snapshot Survey - Fee Disclosure
Conducted in October, 2012. 

Snapshot Survey on Fee Disclosure
Conducted in October, 2012.

2011

401(k) Plan Response to Current Conditions
In October 2011, PSCA conducted a snapshot survey of 401(k) and profit sharing plan sponsors to determine how they are responding to multiple changes in today’s economic and regulatory environment. PSCA received responses from 523 plan sponsors from across the country.

403(b) Plan Response to Current Conditions
In October 2011, PSCA conducted a snapshot survey of 403(b) plan sponsors to determine how theyare responding to multiple changes in today’s economic and regulatory environment. We received579 responses from 403(b) plan sponsors of varying sizes and geographical locations.

2011 Non-Qualified Plan Survey
PSCA partnered with Boston Research Group to conduct a survey on non-qualified plans. This is the first survey of its kind and provides information on types of non-qualified plans, plan design features, as well as eligibility and participation rates.

2010

Retirement Income Guarantee Products Snapshot Survey
PSCA conducted a snapshot survey of plan sponsors in March 2010 to determine their views on retirement income products. We received 543 responses from plan sponsors of varying sizes and industries.

401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan Response to Current Conditions Snapshot Survey
In October 2010, PSCA conducted a survey of 401(k) and profit sharing plan sponsors to determine how they are responding to current economic and regulatory changes. PSCA received 531 responses from plan sponsors across the country. The majority of plan sponsors and participants continued making contributions to their defined contribution plan.

403(b) Plan Response to Changing Conditions
In October 2010, PSCA conducted a snapshot survey of 403(b) plan sponsors to determine how they are responding to multiple changes in today’s economic and regulatory environment. 

2009

2009 Plan Eligibility Survey
In the fall of 2009, PSCA collected defined contribution plan eligibility data from 494 companies.

Impact of Economic Conditions on 403(b) Plans
With the economic downturn of 2008 and 2009, there has been a focus on changes employers have made to their defined contribution plans. In October 2009, PSCA conducted a survey of 403(b) plan sponsors to determine exactly what impact the economic conditions had on 403(b) plans, what actions plan sponsors have taken to cope with economic conditions, and plans for 2010.

Impact of Economic Conditions on 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans
With the economic downturn of 2008 and 2009, there has been a focus on changes employers have made to their defined contribution plans.

403(b) Target Date Fund Survey
In May 2009, PSCA surveyed 403(b) plan sponsors on the use of target-date funds in their plans. 

401(k) Target Date Fund Survey
PSCA received 397 responses from plan sponsors to our target-date survey conducted in April 2009.