Slideshow Top 30 401(k) plans

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  • December 21 2015, 11:39am EST
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Top 30 401(k) plans

Recognizing companies with the best 401(k) plans with more than $1 billion in assets, BrightScope has released its year-end ranking of the top 401(k) plans, based on factors such as total plan costs, company generosity, salary deferrals and account balances. How does your plan compare?

30. Allergan

Allergan, Inc. Savings and Investment Plan is a defined contribution plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. The plan is in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost and currently has over 7,800 active participants and over $1.3 billion in plan assets.

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29. Federal National Mortgage Association

Federal National Mortgage Association Retirement Savings Plan for Employees is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. The plan is in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan has over 10,500 active participants and over $1.6 billion in plan assets.

28. McGraw-Hill Financial

The 401k Savings and Profit Sharing Plan of McGraw-Hill Financial, Inc. and its Subsidiaries is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. The plan is in the top 15% of all plans in its peer group, and is also in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan has over 13,300 participants and over $2.2 billion in assets.

27. Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Savings and Investment Program is a defined contribution plan with a profit-sharing component, 401(k) feature and ESOP component. It ranks in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan has over 22,900 active participants and over $5 billion in assets.

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26. Sanofi

Sanofi U.S. Group Savings Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. The plan has a BrightScope rating of 87, placing it in the top 15% of all plans in its peer group. The plan currently has over 25,500 active participants and over $4.9 billion in plan assets.

25. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Savings and Retirement Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and a 401(k) feature. The plan is in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan has over 7,900 active participants and over $1.5 billion in plan assets.

24. BASF Corporation

BASF Corporation Retirement Savings Plan is a defined contribution plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan has over 19,300 active participants and over $4.1 billion in plan assets.

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23. Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins 401k Savings and Profit Sharing Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. Latham & Watkins 401k Savings and Profit Sharing Plan currently has over 4,800 active participants and over $1.2 billion in plan assets.

22. Shell Oil Company

Shell Provident Fund is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate, salary deferral and total plan cost. Shell Provident Fund currently has over 37,000 active participants and over $10.6 billion in plan assets.

21. Phillips 66

Phillips 66 Savings Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component, stock bonus component, 401(k) feature and ESOP component. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 14,200 active participants and over $4.4 billion in plan assets.

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20. Novartis Corporation

Novartis Corporation Investment Savings Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. The plan has a BrightScope rating of 88, placing it in the top 15% of all plans in its peer group. The plan is also in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. Novartis Corporation Investment Savings Plan currently has over 36,500 active participants and over $7.6 billion in plan assets.

19. Bayer Corporation

Bayer Corporation Savings and Retirement Plan is a DC plan with profit-sharing and 401(k) components. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 22,700 active participants and over $5 billion in plan assets.

18. Google

Google Inc. 401k Savings Plan is a DC plan with profit-sharing and 401(k) components. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 42,700 active participants and over $4.8 billion in assets.

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17. Bank of America Corporation

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. 401k Savings & Investment Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component, 401(k) feature and ESOP component. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. 401k Savings & Investment Plan currently has over 40,800 active participants and over $8.9 billion in plan assets.

16. Pfizer

Pfizer Savings plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component, 401(k) feature and ESOP component. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 47,000 active participants and over $11.1 billion in plan assets.

15. Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil Savings Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component, stock bonus component, 401(k) feature and ESOP component. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 43,900 active participants and over $22.3 billion in plan assets.

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14. Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Southern California Permanente Medical Group Retirement Plan is a defined contribution plan. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 7,600 active participants and over $3 billion in plan assets.

13. Bechtel

Bechtel Trust & Thrift Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. The plan is in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 19,300 active participants and over $5 billion in plan assets.

12. Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies, Inc. 401k Plan is a DC plan with a 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 6,300 active participants and over $1.1 billion in plan assets.

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11. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Anadarko Employee Savings Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 7,500 active participants and over $1.7 billion in plan assets.

10. BP Corporation North America Inc.

BP Employee Savings Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. The plan is in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. BP Employee Savings Plan currently has over 32,700 active participants and over $7.7 billion in plan assets.

9. Chevron

Chevron Employee Savings Retirement Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component, 401(k) feature and leveraged ESOP component. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 42,400 active participants and over $19 billion in plan assets.

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8. ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips Savings Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component, stock bonus component, 401(k) feature, ESOP component and leveraged ESOP component. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 20,800 active participants and over $7.8 billion in plan assets.

7. United Parcel Service

UPS/IPA Defined Contribution Money Purchase Pension Plan is a DC plan. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate and total plan cost. It currently has over 2,600 active participants and over $1.3 billion in assets.

6. Astrazeneca

Astrazeneca Savings and Security Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 11,000 active participants and over $2.6 billion in plan assets.

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5. Wellington Management Group LLP

Wellington Retirement and Pension Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate, salary deferral and total plan cost. Wellington Retirement and Pension Plan currently has over 3,200 active participants and over $1.6 billion in plan assets.

4. Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Retirement Savings plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan has over 8,100 active participants and over $3.1 billion in plan assets.

3. Amgen

Amgen Retirement and Savings Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component, 401(k) feature and ESOP component. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan has over 15,600 active participants and over $4.2 billion in plan assets.

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2. Saudi Arabian Oil Company

The Savings Plan of Saudi Arabian Oil Company is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, salary deferral and total plan cost. The Savings Plan of Saudi Arabian Oil Company has over 4,200 active participants and over $1.9 billion in plan assets.

1. NFL Player Second Career Savings Plan

The NFL Player Second Career Savings Plan is a DC plan with a profit-sharing component and 401(k) feature. It’s in the top 15% of plans for account balances, company generosity, participation rate, salary deferral and total plan cost. The plan currently has over 7,700 active participants and over $1.6 billion in plan assets.