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 5/21/2018 • 0 Comments

For a TPA, plan administrator, employer or plan sponsor, uncashed checks are a problem; recent blog entries make some suggestions regarding how to help make sure they don’t happen in the first place. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/21/2018 • 0 Comments

New survey results reveal a variety of differences by generation and other demographic factors pertaining to perceptions and concerns about retirement savings strategies. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/21/2018 • 0 Comments

There are a variety of ways to gauge plan health, but a recent blog entry suggests that looking at account balances can be instructive. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Rarely a week goes by that a headline, survey or academic paper doesn’t proclaim the reality of a retirement crisis, but the reality is that good, reliable data is hard to come by. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

The PSCA's 2018 Annual Conference May 1-2 featured the insights of experts on issues critical to retirement plan sponsors and industry professionals. ASPPA Connect was there; following are the stories that provide a taste of those insights. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Some argue that older workers should retire to save employers money and facilitate upward mobility for younger generations, but a recent study suggests the exact opposite. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

Reputation — building, maintaining and living it — permeates everything from meeting regulatory requirements to the finer points of interacting with and serving clients. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

You have the option to embrace best practices, Fred Reish, Partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP told attendees at the recent PSCA Annual Conference; he offered insights on fiduciary compliance, risk management and best practices. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

Pundits have long worried that retirees wouldn’t have accumulated enough to live on in retirement, but the data suggests that most retirees aren’t exactly burning through their retirement savings. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

A potential negative consequence of litigation involving defined contribution plans is engendering fear among plan fiduciaries to offer innovative plan options, a new report suggests. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

With many workers still lacking access to a retirement plan set against the backdrop of a growing gig economy, vital changes to existing retirement program strategies are needed, attendees at a May 8 policy forum in Washington, DC were told. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Plan design can influence and equip plan participants to make better choices regarding distribution, a recently released report concludes. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

New research suggests that retirement savers increasingly are concerned about protecting their assets during periods of volatility and ensuring they have enough income in retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/9/2018 • 0 Comments

While both the number of, and enrollment in, HSAs have grown significantly since they first became available in 2004, data suggests that that growth may be slowing. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/9/2018 • 0 Comments

Financial wellness benefits are becoming more widespread; a session at the recent PSCA Annual Conference addressed how they also can be good for an employer’s financial wellness. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/7/2018 • 0 Comments

In a May 1 session at the Plan Sponsor Council of America’s annual conference, American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar Andrew Biggs offered a perspective on U.S. retirement readiness. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/4/2018 • 0 Comments

Americans continue to feel better about their retirement prospects, especially if they are healthy, have a defined contribution plan — or are already retired! READ MORE

By Shannon Edwards5/4/2018 • 0 Comments

The best our industry has to offer in the compliance consulting and administration arena (ASPPA) are joining forces with investment advisers dedicated to the retirement plan industry (NAPA) June 10-12 at the all-new ARA Women in Retirement Conference in Burlington, VT. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/2/2018 • 0 Comments

The 28th annual Retirement Confidence Survey by EBRI and Greenwald Associates found that Americans are feeling a bit better about their retirement prospects, and that certain factors are tied to higher confidence. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/30/2018 • 0 Comments

Private-sector defined benefit plans made “significant” funding improvements in 2017, say recent studies, and the good news doesn’t stop there. READ MORE

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