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By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

How can we best address the challenges we face concerning retirement security? Speakers at the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Policy Forum offered several perspectives. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A May 5 session at LIMRA’s 2016 Retirement Industry Conference offered some hard data on perceptions of — and risks to — retirement readiness. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has reached a settlement agreement with an investment company over how it handled a short-term investment CIT. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

While social media has been a part of our personal lives for some time now, the retirement industry, writ large, still seems to be a bit of a novice; here are four things to keep in mind. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

Every so often someone puts out a list of what are said to be the “best” 401(k) plans, based on varied benefits and plan design structure criteria. But for my money, here’s what the best plans do. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a recent notice provides guidance on the responsibilities of firms regarding supervision of the sale of pension income stream products by their associated persons. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Among the many implications of changes in the workforce and job longevity is that employers and employees may want to consider new approaches to retirement saving and planning, argues a recent policy study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Financial literacy is essential to improving retirement readiness and helping employees to prepare; that was the core message of an April 27 webinar on retirement security and the role states and employers play in bringing it about. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Average fund costs continued to decline in 2015, but investors aren’t necessarily paying less, according to Morningstar. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS on April 26 in Revenue Procedure 2016-27 issued revised procedures for applications for a suspension of benefits under a multiemployer defined benefit pension plan that is in critical and declining status. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/26/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey of 117 retirement plan service providers by the SPARK Institute found that nearly 80% are still evaluating risks and requirements of the regulations, and 60% indicated that key parts of the regulation are still not clear. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/14/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent study found that the most retirement-savvy generation may be — of all things — the Millennials! READ MORE

By Amanda Iverson4/14/2016 • 0 Comments

At the Women Business Leader’s Forum (WBLF) to be held June 6-June 9 in New Orleans, speaker and author Shari Harley, MA and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), will present an interactive session on creating a candid culture. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/12/2016 • 0 Comments

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade — and recent assessments suggest that the maxim may even apply for those who anticipate that the fiduciary rule the DOL released may create challenges.
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By Shannon Edwards3/28/2016 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Women Business Leadership Forum (WBLF), which will be held in New Orleans June 6 through June 9, will bring together some of the best, brightest and most innovative women business owners and managers in the compliance consulting and retirement plan service industry. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/25/2016 • 0 Comments

I can pretty well assure you that the resilience in confidence won’t be the focus of most of the coverage of the Retirement Confidence Survey, even though the results show it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/25/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report asserts that today’s consumers do not want “communication,” they want personal guidance. Here are 10 capabilities the report says are being used by leading providers across the industry to create strong participant experiences. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/25/2016 • 0 Comments

A growing number of retirement plan participants — and retirement plan assets — are being invested in the default option selected for the plan. Whatever the origins of your plan’s default option, here are four things you should know: READ MORE

By Alisa Wolking3/25/2016 • 0 Comments

The 2016 election is still months away, but talk of tax reform — and its potential to undermine incentives for retirement savings — is “back” on Capitol Hill. READ MORE

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