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Business Systems

By ASPPA Net Staff2/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Defined benefit plans’ allocation to commodities and returns from those investments fell in 2015, says a recent report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Increased longevity is good news, but for pension plans it creates more stress — it spells greater drain and heightens the likelihood that plans will pay benefits for a longer period.
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By ASPPA Net Staff2/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Millennials are the newest — and largest — part of the workforce; those who serve and administer retirement plans are wise to pay attention to, and respond to, their needs and the approaches they prefer. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made suggestions in a recent paper for ways to bolster the private-sector retirement system. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The funded status of the pension plans the Standard & Poors (S&P) 500 and 1500 companies sponsor improved in 2015, but since the ball dropped at Times Square things are different. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The Winter 2016 issue of Plan Consultant magazine, now available on ASPPA Net, marks the start of ASPPA’s 50th anniversary year with a cover story that recaps ASPPA’s first five decades. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

Generation X — long overlooked as a generational “middle child” between Boomers and Millennials — is waking up to the realities of retirement savings, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The latest issue of Employee Plans News, a periodic IRS newsletter, highlights recent developments concerning the IRS Employee Plans Determination Letter Program, as well as links to recent guidance and updated forms and publications. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The common conception that one works and saves for decades and then spends down those savings in retirement is not universally true, argue analysts at Vanguard in a recent study. READ MORE

By Judy Miller1/31/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing Jan. 28 on “Helping Americans Prepare for Retirement: Increasing Access, Participation and Coverage in Retirement Savings Plans.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Employers with pension plans seek to control costs. But what approach should they take? A recent report offers some suggestions. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/19/2016 • 0 Comments

This is the time of year when resolutions for the cessation of bad behaviors and the beginning of better ones are in vogue; Nevin Adams offers some for plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/19/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report indicates that we may be approaching a tipping point in the effort to foster active interest in financial wellness — and in the process, improving prospects for financial readiness for retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/19/2016 • 0 Comments

Boeing, a major U.S. employer with more than 160,000 employees, has reached a tentative, six-year agreement with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace that would freeze defined benefit plan accruals for its employees who belong to that union. READ MORE

By Jim Nolan1/11/2016 • 0 Comments

The second annual ASPPA Business Managers and Owners Council (BMOC) Conference, an event tailored to the needs of senior managers and owners of pension administration businesses, will be held March 20-22 at the Hilton Rosemont Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. — close to Chicago O’Hare airport and downtown Chicago. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/5/2016 • 0 Comments

It is something of a tradition this time of year to look back, to reminiscence about past events and lessons learned, and sometimes to look ahead. Here are some insights that should help lay the groundwork for a productive and prosperous 2016. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/30/2015 • 0 Comments

In 2016, be ready for more of the same regarding attention to fees charged plan sponsors and participants says Susan Mangiero in her blog, Pension Risk Matters. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/30/2015 • 0 Comments

In an article that appeared in the Fall 2015 Plan Consultant, Lauren Bloom discusses the importance of codes of conduct and whether a professional who does something disgraceful but that isn’t directly related to the professional’s practice should be disciplined by their profession. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/29/2015 • 0 Comments

Every plan, and every investment committee, is unique — and yet, conducted properly, there are inevitably areas of commonality. Here are some questions that could enhance the discussion, if not the outcome, of your next meeting.
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By ASPPA Net Staff12/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The Social Security Administration’s Office of the Chief Actuary has issued updated disability and death probability tables based on the intermediate assumptions of the 2015 Trustees Report. READ MORE

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