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 Iekel5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

The number of workers participating in the Social Security system has risen, as has the number of people receiving benefits; however, individual retirement accounts figure very prominently as well. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Noted journalist Horace Greeley once famously commented “Go West, Young Man.” What’s not often repeated is the rest of that quote. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Public pensions’ funded ratios improved in the first quarter of 2017 — and some markedly so, according to a report on the 100 largest U.S. public pension plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/9/2017 • 0 Comments

Multiemployer pension plans’ funding levels improved in the second half of 2016, a recent study says. READ MORE

By Shannon Edwards5/9/2017 • 0 Comments

Early registration for the 2017 ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum has been extended to this Friday, May 12. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

Choosing an auditor to review a retirement plan is a fiduciary duty. A recent blog post offers some ideas on how to make sure the audit is one that will pass muster with the DOL. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL's fiduciary rule has been bouncing around official Washington for years, but it may not matter that its fate is still unclear — the spirit of the rule already may be taking hold. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that debt, exercise and work reorganizations can have a huge influence on worker well-being. And you might be surprised at which generational cohort is taking it harder than anyone else. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/4/2017 • 0 Comments

The DOL is planning to undertake a long-term research study to collect data and answer important research questions on how retirement planning strategies and decisions evolve. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/3/2017 • 0 Comments

A Social Security Administration issue paper examines the similarities and differences between Social Security benefits and annuities, and the factors determining lifetime retirement income. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Reporting and disclosure are functions all pension systems must perform, and public systems are no exception. So how are they doing? A recent study takes a look. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that plan sponsors are enthusiastic about health savings accounts (HSAs), and the vast majority view HSAs as part of their retirement benefits strategy. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey of finance executives says 72% of respondents agree that employees' financial wellness is a focus for their organizations, and even more say it is important to ensure that their companies’ employees are educated on key tenets of financial wellness. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

This year’s Western Benefit Conference will be one of the few events in the nation to span issues relating to both retirement AND health care. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/26/2017 • 0 Comments

It’s tempting to believe the report that Millennials spend more on coffee than they save for their eventual retirement, but a recent analysis challenges what seems to be conventional wisdom. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Working Americans appear to still be taking their lump (sums), but liking them less, according to a new survey. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/18/2017 • 0 Comments

The latest issue of ASPPA’s Plan Consultant magazine has been posted on ASPPA Net. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/18/2017 • 0 Comments

They say that two heads are better than one — and that certainly seems to be the case with retirement planning. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/18/2017 • 0 Comments

There hasn’t been participant transfer activity like this since 1997. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/17/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that demographic shifts and employee expectations are redefining the workplace and benefit priorities for plan sponsors — but some things haven't changed. READ MORE

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