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Communicating Pension Risk To Dc Plan Members: The Chilean Case Of A Pension Risk Simulator

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  • Pablo Antolin
  • Olga Fuentes

    () (Studies Division, Chilean Pension Supervisor)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss a few issues related to how best to communicate uncertainty about projections of future pension benefits to members of DC plans, and especially to present a pension risk simulator developed by the Chilean regulator (Superintendencia de Pensiones, SP) that addresses directly how to convey that uncertainty and aims at eliciting a pro-active response from individuals in terms of contributing more and for longer..

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  • Pablo Antolin & Olga Fuentes, 2012. "Communicating Pension Risk To Dc Plan Members: The Chilean Case Of A Pension Risk Simulator," Working Papers 55, Superintendencia de Pensiones, revised Nov 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:sdp:sdpwps:55
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    1. Berstein, Solange & Fuentes, Olga & Villatoro, Félix, 2013. "Default investment strategies in a defined contribution pension system: a pension risk model application for the chilean case," Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(04), pages 379-414, October.
    2. Pablo Antolín & Debbie Harrison, 2012. "Annual DC Pension Statements and the Communications Challenge," OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions 19, OECD Publishing.
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    1. Kees de Van & Daniele Fano & Herialt Mens & Giovanna Nicodano, 2014. "A Reporting Standard for Defined Contribution Pension Plans," CeRP Working Papers 143, Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Turin (Italy).
    2. Stewart, Fiona, 2014. "Proving incentives for long-term investment by pension funds -- the use of outcome-based benchmarks," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6885, The World Bank.

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    Keywords

    Pensions; pension benefits; projections; defined contribution pension plans; financial education; communication; uncertainty;

    JEL classification:

    • D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Saving; Personal Finance
    • D18 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Protection
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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