Industry Trends and Research

“Industry Trends and Research” covers significant research and trends impacting ASPPA members' practices.


 

 

By ASPPA Net Staff10/16/2017 • 0 Comments

A substantial number of retirees are spending more than they expected to on living expenses — and their confidence in being able to meet their lifestyle goals in retirement are taking a hit, says a recent study. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A series of structural and administrative changes to the Saver’s Credit would make the program less complex and more likely to achieve its intended goal of encouraging low- and moderate-income workers to save for retirement, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The sixth riddle in the opportunity to win a complimentary registration to one of our conferences is here! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2017 • 0 Comments

Corporate pension plans’ funded status improved in September, according to two recent studies. One of them, in fact, reports that they showed their strongest monthly gains of the year last month.  READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/10/2017 • 0 Comments

A positive economic outlook and anticipated sales growth have small business owners considering increases in contributions to their retirement plans, says an annual survey. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams10/9/2017 • 0 Comments

Nearly 800 votes have already been cast. Don’t miss your chance to help shape ASPPA’s advocacy agenda — and a general session focus at ASPPA Annual! READ MORE

By John Iekel10/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis goes a step beyond simple measurements and data and examines trends concerning pension plan underfunding. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/6/2017 • 0 Comments

When it comes to communicating with participants, meeting the letter of the rules and fulfilling the spirit behind them are not always the same thing. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams10/6/2017 • 0 Comments

If you’re still struggling to figure out how to reach Millennials (even if you are a Millennial), take heart — there’s (already) another generational cohort entering the workforce. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Suggesting that it’s time to change the ROI conversation with respect to financial wellness programs, a recent paper contends that a more effective way to prove a program’s value is by measuring employee engagement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Hundreds of votes are already in. Help us shape our advocacy agenda — and a general session focus at ASPPA Annual! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/5/2017 • 0 Comments

In a month that has traditionally been the worst for U.S. stocks, how did average 401(k) balances fare? READ MORE

By Ted Godbout10/2/2017 • 0 Comments

To help plan sponsors insure their employees’ data is protected within their retirement plan, new best practices for reporting cybersecurity capabilities to plan sponsors and plan consultants have been developed by the SPARK Institute. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/29/2017 • 0 Comments

If you’re one of those people who inevitably put things off to the last minute — or maybe you just have a fear of “commitment” — yes, this post is for you. Consider this your call to action. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/28/2017 • 0 Comments

Warnings about the need to save more for retirement are ubiquitous; a suggestion that challenges this premise will raise more than a few eyebrows. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/28/2017 • 0 Comments

In the course of my day, I talk to (and email with) people, read a lot, and every so often jot down a random thought or insight that gives me pause and makes me think. See what you think. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/28/2017 • 0 Comments

DC plans measured as part of the Callan DC Index realized a “healthy” 3.06% in return growth during the second quarter of 2017. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Incorporating good DC plan design and financial wellness programs can help women establish a secure retirement, panelists suggested at a recent policy forum. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

In about a month, the IRS will announce the new contribution and benefit limits for 2018 — and that could be good news even for those who don’t bump against those thresholds. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

A new report indicates that retiree health care expenses will not only continue to increase, but will do so at triple the current rate of inflation for the foreseeable future. READ MORE

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