Industry Trends and Research

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


 

 

Industry Trends & Research

Industry Trends & Research

By John Iekel 4/23/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis offers a fresh take on how to motivate individuals to save for retirement: wed technology and behavioral economics. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/19/2018 • 0 Comments

Another study concludes that a widely used government report of retirement plan participation understates reality. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/18/2018 • 0 Comments

A majority of U.S. investors have not calculated how much income they will need while they are retired and how much their retirement accounts will generate for them, says a recent study. READ MORE

By John Ortman4/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Plan Sponsor Council of America Executive Director Jack Towarnicky recently shared highlights of the PSCA’s 2017 Annual Survey of Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans, focusing on the impact of auto enrollment and auto escalation. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout4/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Recent market volatility and doubts about how long the bull market will last has increased demand for alternative investments strategies, according to a recent survey of institutional investors. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/16/2018 • 0 Comments

Have Americans accepted a shift in responsibility for their own retirement security? A new study by MetLife seems to indicate that they have. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Panelists shared their perspectives on the importance of lifetime income options and ways to enhance their availability at the recent Enrolled Actuaries Meeting held in Washington, DC. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Recent discussions about 401(k) loans look at the scale of the practice, the consequences and what a plan may consider concerning a policy for them.
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By Ted Godbout4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Not only do individual account assets make up a large part of their owners' financial assets, but those with individual accounts have much higher net worth than those without them, says EBRI. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/6/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has issued its updated Pension Insurance Data Books and Tables; they now contain information from 2016. READ MORE

By John Iekel 4/5/2018 • 0 Comments

A majority of U.S. workers hold debt in addition to their mortgages, and that’s a problem regarding financial security during retirement, says a recent study. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout3/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Since 2009, total 401(k) plan costs have decreased whether measured on a plan-, participant- or asset-weighted basis, according to a recent report. READ MORE

By Kenneth Marblestone3/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Sign up now for the 2018 ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference to take advantage of the extended Early Bird registration rate, which is now available until April 3. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/28/2018 • 0 Comments

The DOL Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans’ latest report centers on one overarching theme: simplifying plan disclosures to participants and beneficiaries. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/27/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent DOL report confirms that DC plans have long been advancing at the expense of defined benefit plans, but also shows surprising vitality among DB plans. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/26/2018 • 0 Comments

Plans that are abandoned or have missing participants make plan administration a lot more complicated. A recent ASPPA webcast addressed those unwelcome situations. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout3/26/2018 • 0 Comments

Given recent attention and lack of formal guidance on missing participants, there are increasing calls for the government to formally address how far plan sponsors need to go to find them. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/23/2018 • 0 Comments

The 2018 ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference, which will be held in Philadelphia on April 26-27, has been designed to educate retirement plan practitioners of all types and levels of experience on the latest developments in our industry. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/23/2018 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout3/23/2018 • 0 Comments

Many would argue that comparing the returns of DB and DC plans is not an apples-to-apples analysis; nonetheless a new report examines DB and DC plan performance. READ MORE

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