The participant experience:

Kasina Award

We take an integrated approach Integrated approach to retirement to communicating monthly income in retirement to employees — where they stand, where they need to be, and the steps they can take to get there.

The Lifetime IncomeSM Analysis Tool. LIAT Tool

This tool is a powerful way to give employees a more results-oriented view of their retirement.

Health Cost Estimator Health Cost Estimator

This feature allows employees to see a personalized projection of their health-care costs in retirement and their impact on savings.

LearnVest Learnvest

In addition to the modeling tools available on your plan’s website, we offer LearnVest, a budgeting and planning resource that may help your employees organize their financial life and begin saving more for retirement.

Participant communications

Choose from several campaigns that deliver a consistent message of monthly income in retirement at every touchpoint.

Participant Communication Campaigns

Kasina evaluated the participant websites of 15 record keepers using its proprietary methodology.

IMPORTANT: The projections, or other information generated by the Lifetime Income Analysis Tool regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes, are hypothetical in nature. They do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results. The results may vary with each use and over time. The analyses present the likelihood of various investment outcomes if certain investment strategies or styles are undertaken, thereby serving as an additional resource to investors in the evaluation of the potential risks and returns of investment choices.

Each simulation takes into account the participant’s current plan balance and investment mix, as well as his or her age, income, retirement date, contribution rate, likely future savings, and estimated Social Security benefit. The tool runs over 50 billion market simulations to provide an estimate of a monthly income likely to be generated at retirement. The Lifetime Income Analysis Tool is an interactive investment tool designed for Putnam 401(k) participants to illustrate the estimated impact of a participant’s plan balances and projected savings on income in retirement. The tool takes into account both before-tax and after-tax accumulated balances and future regularly scheduled contributions for estimated projections. It cannot account for dramatic changes in a participant’s personal situation, including unexpected expenses and other financial situations that may negatively affect one’s estimated monthly income in retirement. You are advised to consider your other assets, income, investment options, investment time horizon, income tax bracket, and risk tolerance when planning for specific investment goals. It is recommended that you consult a financial advisor for more information. It is important to note that the results from this tool are estimates based on what you input today. The results are not a guarantee of actual outcomes and will change as your inputs change.

Health-care costs and projections are provided by HealthView Services, Inc., a third-party vendor. They provide broad, general estimates and information that may help you consider your retirement income needs by better understanding potential health-care costs. This estimate is provided for educational purposes only, and you should not rely on it as the primary basis for your medical, insurance, investment, financial, retirement, or tax planning decisions. Costs are estimated, hypothetical in nature, and not guaranteed. Your actual medical costs will likely vary (sometimes significantly) from the estimates. Putnam does not believe that HIPAA applies to the data obtained from plan participants using this new tool.

HelpNeed help?

Plan sponsors, advisors, and consultants
E-mail our 401(k) team or call 1-800-719-9914.
For plan participants
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