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Business Systems

By ASPPA Net Staff3/11/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report asserts that today’s consumers do not want “communication,” they want personal guidance. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/11/2016 • 0 Comments

Here are some considerations to keep in mind before you undertake a formal request for proposal (RFP). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Many factors have mitigated the ability of employees to retire secure in the knowledge that they have sufficient financial resources in store. A recent report offers ideas on how a plan and an employer can help employees better prepare to finance their retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Many factors influence costs to employers that provide employees with access to a defined benefit plan; in the February 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics blog, the BLS looks at how those costs fluctuate by industry, occupation, establishment size and region, and reviews trends from 2008 to 2015.
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By ASPPA Net Staff2/26/2016 • 0 Comments

In an era when defined contribution plans are increasingly the employer-provided retirement plan norm, it may seem counterintuitive to offer a defined benefit plan; nonetheless, says recent research, that is exactly what many employers are doing. READ MORE

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

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