Personalized QDIA

A more streamlined path to personalization.

Personalized QDIA

A more streamlined path to personalization.

Improving your approach to default money

Participant engagement has been a longstanding challenge for those offering investment advice and managed account solutions. While most employees want and need professional investment assistance1, very few actually take advantage of the help that is offered to them2.

When a managed account is offered on an opt-in basis, average adoption rate is frequently below 10%. This has led many advisors to recommend to their clients that they utilize a managed account as their plan’s Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) eliminating the need for employees to make a choice. When this approach is taken, a key question is understanding how the defaulted money is invested.

Stadion offers a unique and innovative service called “Personalized QDIA” in which we create custom participant-level portfolios utilizing data passed to us from recordkeeping partners, eliminating the need for participants to take action. This strategy allows participants to get the help they need without lifting a finger.

Personalized QDIAs are available


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To learn more about Stadion’s personalized QDIAs and how they may work for your firm, please contact your Stadion representative or email us.

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1The list represents examples of participant data inputs. Stadion may consider using any input(s) referenced, as well as inputs that are not listed. Actual data used may vary based on the recordkeeper and participant.

2Life Expectancy is derived by comparing participant’s state of residence with the National Vital Statics Reports’ US State Life Tables.

3Desired cash withdrawal is a participant input based on a post-retirement, periodic withdrawal from their retirement plan account. The desired withdrawal amount may not be attainable based on factors such as time horizon, account balance, investment performance, and availability of suitable investment allocations. The frequency of the desired withdrawal may not be available based on the design of a plan’s distribution features.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investments are subject to risk, and any of Stadion’s investment
strategies may lose value.