Fidelity Investments® Adds $146 Billion in Assets to Workplace Benefits Platform In 2021
Fidelity Investments®, one of the country's leading workplace benefits providersi, announced today significant growth across its integrated benefits platform. During 2021, Fidelity helped 1,900 businesses across the U.S. add more than 2,100 products to their benefits platform, representing $146 billion in assets. The new products include 401(k), 403(b), company stock and defined benefit plans, as well as health savings accounts (HSA), student debt repayment and workplace giving programs.ii New clients represent a broad variety of industries and markets across every geography in the country and vary in size from start-ups with several dozen employees to large-scale corporations with workforces in the tens of thousands.
Fidelity's growth, consistent throughout its history, has been 100% organic, driven by the company's commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience.
"In today's challenging economic environment, organizations are looking for an experienced, trusted benefits provider that has the strength, scale and expertise to design and deploy a benefits platform that delivers value to their workforce, as well as can help them attract and retain talent," said Kevin Barry, president, Workplace Investing, Fidelity Investments. "As the benefits landscape continues to evolve, we will continue to innovate, adat and invest in our offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients."
Fidelity's defined contribution (DC) business, which includes 401(k) plans and 403(b) plans, added $90 billion in sales to its platform, driven by strong sales across every market. An important driver behind Fidelity's sales results is the company's positive working relationship with the advisor/consultant community, which helps provide employers with the information they need to make the best decision for their organization and workforce.
"As an independent advisor who specializes in retirement plans, the relationship we have with Fidelity is a critical component to the proactive and targeted retirement savings guidance we provide to employers and their employees," said Alex Assaley, Managing Principal, AFS 401(k) Retirement Services. "The retirement plan landscape continues to evolve and, as more emphasis is made on the 401(k), we are focused on ensuring clients have the people, technology and resources they need in place to create and improve retirement plans for America's workers."
In addition to growth among 401(k) and 403(b) plans, Fidelity's Stock Plan Services business, which provides companies in both the U.S. and Europe with a range of equity compensation services for restricted stock plans, performance plans, stock options and employee stock purchase plans, added $36.7 billion in assets across more than 100 new clients. Fidelity's defined benefit business (DB) added $20 billion in assets across more than 80 new clients, including clients where Fidelity provides DB administration, actuarial and/or asset management services. The company's health savings accounts, student debt repayment and workplace giving programs also experienced significant growth, with more than 400 clients adding one of these plans to their benefits platform.
Following are examples of new clientsiii that joined Fidelity's benefit platform in 2021:
"As more organizations recognize that the overall well-being of their employees goes beyond just retirement savings, we're seeing a growing number of employers adding workplace benefits that can address the health, work and physical wellness of their workforce. Fidelity has made significant investments to support our expanding client roster, including hiring more than 1,000 new associates in 2021, and we look forward to continuing to support our clients and providing an optimal benefits experience for their workers," continued Barry.
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