Business Systems

Business Systems

Business Systems

By Nevin Adams8/17/2016 • 0 Comments

It’s been not quite 10 years since St. Louis-based law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton launched about a dozen “excessive fee” lawsuits; in the years since then the firm has sharpened their pencils, and their criticism.
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By ASPPA Net Staff8/10/2016 • 0 Comments

David J. Witz argues that technology can serve and assist a TPA in better competing and meeting the challenges changes taking place in the marketplace pose. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/2/2016 • 0 Comments

Even a retirement plan whose administrators and sponsors strive to keep in compliance with laws and regulations can be audited; experts in a recent series of interviews offer tips on how to be ready. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/28/2016 • 0 Comments

"Retirement Plan Education, In-House Style," an article that appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of Plan Consultant magazine, provides a look at a program an employer devised for itself to educate and motivate employees to participate in its retirement plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Taking action on governance is one of the keys by which pension funds address concerns over regulations, increasing risk and a complex market. So argues Scott Fitzgerald of State Street in a recent column that appeared in Institutional Investor. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/13/2016 • 0 Comments

The Summer issue of Plan Consultant magazine is now available on ASPPA Net; it features a cover story on the rise of robo record keeping and addresses whether today’s tech-based start-ups are an opportunity or a threat to traditional players. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/12/2016 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association (ARA) has partnered with Morningstar, Inc. to develop a program that sets a new standard in fiduciary education and best practices. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/8/2016 • 0 Comments

There are things that today’s investment/plan committee share with, and can learn from, the experience of our forefathers who crafted and signed the document declaring our nation’s independence. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/5/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) has adjusted the civil monetary penalties for inflation — though there’s likely to be some sticker shock from some of the increases. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/5/2016 • 0 Comments

“Auto” features — enrollment and escalation, that is — have received fresh boosts in recent reports concerning private as well as public-sector employers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Financial reporting standards the Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) set in place in Statement 74 last year are effective for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2016 for a variety of retirement plans that provide postemployment benefits other than pension benefits (OPEB). READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

A June 20 session of the SPARK National Conference held in Washington, DC. featured a discussion of data security. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Panel discussions at the June 20-21 SPARK National Conference in Washington, DC offered insights into the effects the DOL fiduciary rule is already having and how the retirement industry can prepare in the less than 10 months remaining before its effective date. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on June 15 to examine ways to leverage prizes and technology to influence savings behavior. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Strong majorities of executives, investment professionals and registered investment advisors at a recent conference expect to change their technological systems in order to comply with the fiduciary rule, as well as adjust their budgets to do that.
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By ASPPA Net Staff5/31/2016 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/27/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post provides tips and ideas for ensuring that plan and participant information is secure and protected from cyberattack. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/20/2016 • 0 Comments

Individuals who know enough to know they should know more than they do, but don’t always know where to go for help, are at a stage when helping them get it “right” could have a huge impact on their retirement readiness. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/20/2016 • 0 Comments

Increasingly, a plan’s digital platform is becoming participants’ main point of contact with the plan. What can consumer research tell us about doing a better job of fulfilling users’ digital expectations? READ MORE

By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

America faces “a huge undersaving problem that will catch up with us,” warned participants at a recent panel discussion of financial literacy and retirement readiness. READ MORE

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