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 Iekel 1/8/2018 • 0 Comments

What was the top news story of the year that just ended? A recent blog post discusses retirement-related subjects that generated the greatest interest. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/7/2018 • 0 Comments

A year ago, EBRI estimated that individuals might need as much as $350,000 to cover health expenses in retirement. You might want to sit down for the update. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/7/2018 • 0 Comments

As DC plans continue to grow in size and complexity, the retirement industry needs to keep up and redefine terms to better reflect the new environment, says a new report. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

New survey results find that Americans are confident that they are on track to achieve their long-term financial goals, but will that confidence continue in 2018? READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC’s Participant and Plan Sponsor Advocate has issued a report on the 2017 activities of her office on participant claims, multiemployer plans, plan sponsor issues and pension de-risking. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Sure, the markets have been on a tear — all year long. So, how much impact has that had on average 401(k) balances? READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

U.S. retirement assets grew in the third quarter of 2017, according to a recent report, reaching $27.2 trillion by Sept. 30. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/27/2017 • 0 Comments

Participants dipping into retirement savings early and suspending contributions to their 401(k) plans is projected to reduce their retirement savings by 14% on average, new analytics from MassMutual show. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/18/2017 • 0 Comments

Remember the Aesop’s fable about the tortoise and the hare? A recent analysis argues Aesop was on to something regarding retirement planning, as well. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/18/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post provides a helpful primer on using psychology and considerations of human behavior to help plan participants overcome the self-inflicted obstacles to effective 401(k) investing. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension plans’ funded status provided something else to be thankful for in November, according to two recent reports. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation that would allow for electronic delivery of pension and retirement plan information was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Dec 11. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/13/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent national survey looked at whether employees prefer a “slight nudge” from their employers with helping them save for retirement or want a “kick in the pants.” READ MORE

By Ted Godbout12/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Americans rate the tax incentives for employer-sponsored retirement savings and health insurance coverage as the most important tax benefits compared to other popular deductions and incentives, according to new polling data. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/11/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis discusses some challenges causing employers and plan sponsors to think longer and harder regarding what they’re doing with their DB plans — and what their responses are. READ MORE

By John Iekel 12/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Employers in the healthcare industry, it seems, are not immune from some of the macro trends concerning retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/5/2017 • 0 Comments

DC plan participants demonstrated an ongoing commitment to retirement saving during the first half of 2017, as the latest recordkeeper data show. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A stolen identity, a few clicks, and there it is — a handsome retirement plan balance, ripe for the picking. A recent blog entry,and the IRS, offer some ideas on how to protect retirement plans from identity theft. READ MORE

By John Iekel11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

The safety net the PBGC provides through its pension plan insurance programs covered more plans and participants in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017, the agency reports. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout11/27/2017 • 0 Comments

As employees are asked to take on more responsibility for managing and financing their benefits, new research shows that employees want and need help making better decisions about their benefits. READ MORE

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