An annual report on fees in defined contribution plans by investmentconsulting firm NEPC, which consults on $184 billion in planassets, shows total retirement plan costs have hit another all-timelow.

And for the first time in the study's 11-year history, themajority of retirement plan sponsor respondents report having afixed, per-participant recordkeeping fee structure in place.

Since 2013, 81 percent of the 117 plan sponsor respondentsreport having renegotiated their recordkeeping fees; 51 percent ofthe plans in the survey, which had an average size of $1.1 billionin assets, now apply a per-participant fee for recordkeeping.

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