Industry Trends and Research

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


 

 

Industry Trends and Research

Industry Trends and Research

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

By ASPPA Net Staff9/21/2017 • 0 Comments

August brought a notable uptick in 401(k) trading activity among defined contribution plan investors, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index. READ MORE

By John Iekel9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Running the plan and investing in a way mindful of environmental, social and governance concerns is a practice some plans follow, but a recent commentary questions whether that inhibits fulfilling fiduciary responsibility. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

It would be easy to think of that question as rhetorical. And yet, new research indicates otherwise. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

As stock values rose during the first quarter, most DC plan participants continued with their asset allocations and contribution levels, and maintained low withdrawal activity, says the Investment Company Institute (ICI). READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Amid all of the recent talk about Rothification, Cerulli Associates has come out with a report showing that only one-third of DC plan participants can correctly identify the benefits of Roth contributions. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

While estimates of the size and growth of “gig employment” vary, there are signs that it is here to stay, even though it may destabilize personal financial security, a new survey shows. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout9/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Millennials are saving early for retirement, but they also have higher expectations that employers should offer access to a retirement plan and socially responsive investments, says a recent survey. READ MORE

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