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By John Iekel12/5/2016 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment can be an effective, low-impact way to increase participation in retirement plans and boosting retirement readiness, but there is a body of research that suggests automatic enrollment may not be a panacea. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/30/2016 • 0 Comments

Single premium pension buy-out sales hit almost $6 billion in the third quarter of 2016, according to a recent report by the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/14/2016 • 0 Comments

The ERISA Advisory Council on Nov. 10 issued recommendations on actions the Department of Labor (DOL) can take regarding cybersecurity and making workplace retirement accounts more secure. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/11/2016 • 0 Comments

Caveat Emptor applies to all manner of purchases, and is part of the spirit behind a piece that appeared in a recent legal newsletter that suggests questions and offers tips on what plans could consider asking service providers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/7/2016 • 0 Comments

Citing a desire to support “flexibility and choice” for investors working with their financial advisors, Cetera Financial says it will continue to support the use of commissions after the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule takes effect. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Halloween is the time of year when one’s thoughts turn to trick-or-treat, ghosts and goblins, and things that go bump in the night. But what are the things plan sponsors are scared about? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/27/2016 • 0 Comments

As implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule nears, two broker-dealers have decided to continue to charge commissions for their retirement account services. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Cyber security is a growing concern. Is it part of your annual vendor review process? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/26/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) have announced that they are granting relief to victims of Hurricane Matthew in hard-hit parts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/20/2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 ASPPA Annual Conference kicks off Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort at the National Harbor, located in Oxon Hill, Md., just outside our nation’s capital. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The Fall 2016 issue of Plan Consultant is now online; it focuses on the most important matters facing the industry and offers insights from regular contributors. READ MORE

By David Witz9/26/2016 • 0 Comments

In an article that appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of Plan Consultant, David J Witz discusses the increasing importance of technology in TPAs' work to serve their clients. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/23/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that more than 80% of plans have recontracted their record keeping fees since 2013 — and that more than half now have a fixed-fee record keeping arrangement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/16/2016 • 0 Comments

ERISA attorney Marcia Wagner explains that, at least at its narrowest scope, the new fiduciary rule would have no effect on plans that already have strong retirement plan committees comprised of qualified internal representatives aided by independent fiduciaries. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/13/2016 • 0 Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest report on employer compensation costs shows that private-sector and state and local public-sector employers spent less on retirement benefits in June than they did in March. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/9/2016 • 0 Comments

It can be really hard to make a prediction that comes true. Just ask pollsters and meteorologists. And that principle holds true regarding returns on retirement accounts and investments. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/7/2016 • 0 Comments

A second, separate proprietary fund suit has been filed against a financial services firm — and a separate law firm is looking for plaintiffs to pursue litigation regarding Morgan Stanley’s 401(k). READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 8/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Another broker/dealer has been accused of larding its 401(k) plan menu with investment options from mutual fund families that paid hundreds of millions of dollars to the firm. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Today’s workforce is more skilled, productive and mobile than ever before — and tomorrow’s will continue the trend; in a Sept. 14 ASPPA webcast three thought leaders will discuss how to meet that challenge. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent report on retirement saving and consumer attitudes toward it contains good news, but also provides fresh proof of changes in the retirement sphere as well as challenges to be faced. READ MORE

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