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 ASPPA Net Staff5/27/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post provides tips and ideas for ensuring that plan and participant information is secure and protected from cyberattack. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/25/2016 • 0 Comments

A new analysis claims that nationwide, most retirees are living on about 60% of their pre-retirement income. But there’s a bit of creativity in the math that derived those results. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/24/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s 2016 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans has announced that it is embarking on an in-depth study of cybersecurity as it applies to benefit plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/23/2016 • 0 Comments

In order to provide practitioners and researchers with a “standard, reliable, and broadly available way to measure individual financial well-being,” a government agency has launched a new “financial well-being scale.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/23/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent study argues that converting public sector defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans may not be without consequences. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/20/2016 • 0 Comments

Individuals who know enough to know they should know more than they do, but don’t always know where to go for help, are at a stage when helping them get it “right” could have a huge impact on their retirement readiness. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/20/2016 • 0 Comments

Increasingly, a plan’s digital platform is becoming participants’ main point of contact with the plan. What can consumer research tell us about doing a better job of fulfilling users’ digital expectations? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/20/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report suggests that defined contribution participants are feeling better about their financial situations – and that the confidence of Millennials is highest. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/17/2016 • 0 Comments

That’s the claim of a blog post titled, “How a 1% Fee Could Cost Millennials $590,000 in Retirement Savings.” It notes that for Millennials, “time is on their side in almost every way related to building wealth.”

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By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

America faces “a huge undersaving problem that will catch up with us,” warned participants at a recent panel discussion of financial literacy and retirement readiness. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

How can we best address the challenges we face concerning retirement security? Speakers at the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Policy Forum offered several perspectives. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

More companies are turning to annuity purchases as a way to accomplish pension risk transfer, according to a recent report by Prudential. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/12/2016 • 0 Comments

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has examined the impact of low defined contribution plan savings rates, but the real problem may lie elsewhere. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A new Gallup poll not only finds that Americans are worried about having enough money for retirement — that concern continues to top the list of financial concerns. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A May 5 session at LIMRA’s 2016 Retirement Industry Conference offered some hard data on perceptions of — and risks to — retirement readiness. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/4/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report finds that Americans’ satisfaction with retirement is slipping, a finding that transcends economics, gender and even health. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/2/2016 • 0 Comments

Most Americans believe they pay nothing for their financial products — or have no idea what they pay — according to a new study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Among the many implications of changes in the workforce and job longevity is that employers and employees may want to consider new approaches to retirement saving and planning, argues a recent policy study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Millennials have a much different relationship with their Boomer parents than Boomers did with theirs — and a new report says that could result in a different kind of retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Financial literacy is essential to improving retirement readiness and helping employees to prepare; that was the core message of an April 27 webinar on retirement security and the role states and employers play in bringing it about. READ MORE

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