Benchmarking Data

Our annual benchmarking survey, sent out to all members in the spring, gathers the core facts from government defined contribution plans across the country. We work to aggregate that information and make it accessible to all our members by the annual conference that year. Once the data is available, members can log into the portal and filter out information to find important data relevant to their own offerings. Plan sponsors can use our custom-designed data portal to compare their information to their peers. Government defined contribution plans are unique in the retirement world, and NAGDCA is the only organization in the country that tailors its information specifically to these government plans.

Logging In

To log into the benchmarking portal, you must use the same login credentials used to take the annual benchmarking survey, NOT your NAGDCA membership login information. To find your login credentials for the benchmarking portal, check your email for a message from Industry Insights. If you are unable to locate your login credentials, please email NAGDCA at to retrieve your login information.

Login to Benchmarking Portal

2019 Benchmarking Report

NAGDCA has published the fourth annual benchmarking report entitled Perspectives in Practice – A Benchmarking Initiative for Public Sector Defined Contribution Plans. The report includes data that will help the defined contribution industry better understand trends and identify issues to better serve plan sponsors and plan participants.

The report presents a detailed analysis of key operating data from the government defined contribution industry, based on confidential surveys submitted by 98 individual plans representing 65 plan sponsors, $177 billion in plan assets and 4.2 million individual plan participants.

2019 Perspectives in Practice – Executive Summary
2019 Perspectives in Practice – Detailed Report (members only)

Plans that responded to the survey receive access to a customized Plan Performance Report showing their responses alongside the appropriate industry benchmarks, as well as access to the online portal, a suite of customized, interactive Online Reporting Tools. Look for an announcement from NAGDCA in early 2020 regarding the availability of the customized report and online tool.