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

By Carlos Panksep9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Ten years ago, CEFEX and ASPPA introduced the Standard of Practice for Retirement Plan Service Providers; two firms that embraced this new ASPPA certification 10 years ago are being recognized. READ MORE

By Greg Fowler, Natalie Wyatt9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

ASPPA Annual is only a month away — Conference Co-Chairs Greg Fowler and Natalie Wyatt provide a preview. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

A proposal to allow some retirees to receive lump sum Social Security payments would result in higher costs for Old Age, Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) in the short term, but a small net reduction in OASDI costs in the longer term, says Social Security Chief Actuary Stephen Goss. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS and the PBGC have extended some forms of relief for victims of Hurricane Irma in Georgia. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

A sharper focus on how fiduciary duties are discharged and a heightened awareness of how one is performing such functions will not go away anytime soon; a recent paper discusses fiduciary risk and management. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Incorporating good DC plan design and financial wellness programs can help women establish a secure retirement, panelists suggested at a recent policy forum. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

In about a month, the IRS will announce the new contribution and benefit limits for 2018 — and that could be good news even for those who don’t bump against those thresholds. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

A new report indicates that retiree health care expenses will not only continue to increase, but will do so at triple the current rate of inflation for the foreseeable future. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

August brought a notable uptick in 401(k) trading activity among defined contribution plan investors, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/20/2017 • 0 Comments

Legislation that would repeal the DOL’s fiduciary rule would have a negligible effect on federal revenues, say multiple cost estimates. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/20/2017 • 0 Comments

What do they have in common? Believe it or not, they’re all part of the 2017 ASPPA Annual conference. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/18/2017 • 0 Comments

We have extended — but only by one week — the early registration deadline for the 2017 ASPPA Annual Conference. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL has extended the employee benefit plan compliance guidance and relief it issued for victims of Hurricane Harvey to those affected by Hurricane Irma. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has issued guidance that provides an alternative method for determining whether an active participant reduction due to attrition must be reported to it. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Running the plan and investing in a way mindful of environmental, social and governance concerns is a practice some plans follow, but a recent commentary questions whether that inhibits fulfilling fiduciary responsibility. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

It would be easy to think of that question as rhetorical. And yet, new research indicates otherwise. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

I have for years had in my office a couple of model Studebakers, which I have there because of the role the automaker played in ERISA’s formation. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

As stock values rose during the first quarter, most DC plan participants continued with their asset allocations and contribution levels, and maintained low withdrawal activity, says the Investment Company Institute (ICI). READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Amid all of the recent talk about Rothification, Cerulli Associates has come out with a report showing that only one-third of DC plan participants can correctly identify the benefits of Roth contributions. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

While estimates of the size and growth of “gig employment” vary, there are signs that it is here to stay, even though it may destabilize personal financial security, a new survey shows. READ MORE

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