Here you’ll find all news stories and all posts on ASPPA Net, with the newest items at the top.

By John Iekel 7/2/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent paper provides an overview of research on the shortcomings of financial education, why it can fail, and what is successful in helping employees to improve their financial behavior and outcomes. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/29/2018 • 0 Comments

The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA), a part of the American Retirement Association, has submitted written recommendations for guidance on missing participants to several agencies including the DOL, the Treasury Department and IRS. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/28/2018 • 0 Comments

There’s no rest for the weary on Capitol Hill, as what was once thought of as “dead” may rise up from the policy ashes. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2018 • 0 Comments

It’s easier than you think to obtain a copy of the industry’s longest-running and most respected survey of plan design trends and benchmarking data. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/28/2018 • 0 Comments

For younger employees, saving for retirement can take a back seat to paying off student loan debt; however, a new benefit provides some relief from that uncomfortable position. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Ascensus announced June 28 that it will acquire QBI, LLC; the California-based third-party administrator will become part of Ascensus’ expanding TPA Solutions Division. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/27/2018 • 0 Comments

The ARA has submitted a comment letter to the IRS asking for some clarifications regarding the new procedures for the pre-approved plan document program, as well as making recommendations and a request. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/26/2018 • 0 Comments

PenChecks Trust Company of America and the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries are pleased to announce the annual Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) Scholarship Program for ASPPA’s QKA credential program. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/26/2018 • 0 Comments

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin has charged MetLife with making misleading statements relating to its failure to make pension payments to hundreds of Massachusetts retirees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/26/2018 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association is asking Congress to expand the self-correction program within the IRS’ Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System to enable businesses with retirement plans to more easily correct common mistakes. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/25/2018 • 0 Comments

When reading the surveys of workers who seem confident about their retirement prospects, or don’t — I can almost hear "Dirty" Harry Callahan in the background. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/25/2018 • 0 Comments

You may have missed it, but there was a bit of a “twitter storm” recently regarding how much one should have saved for retirement by age 30. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/22/2018 • 0 Comments

“The dog ate my homework.” We all miss deadlines. But sometimes there are extenuating circumstances, as even the IRS recognizes — for instance, regarding required minimum distributions (RMDs). READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/21/2018 • 0 Comments

After weeks of anticipation, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals finally issued its mandate vacating the DOL fiduciary rule on June 21. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Nominations are now being accepted for ASPPA’s Leadership Council. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/20/2018 • 0 Comments

Times have been good lately for investors, with proof not only in strong market returns but also solid investor returns, according to Morningstar’s 2018 “Mind the Gap” study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/20/2018 • 0 Comments

Ascensus announced June 19 the acquisition of Swerdlin & Company and SES Advisors. Both firms will become part of the firm’s TPA Solutions division. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/20/2018 • 0 Comments

The DOL has unveiled the final version of a rule that allows more small businesses and self-employed workers to band together to buy health insurance — and may have dropped a small hint about retirement MEPs. READ MORE

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