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Service Providers

Service Providers

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 Staff5/25/2016 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association has submitted a letter to the IRS in response to the request in IRS Notice 2016-16 for comments on additional guidance needed for mid-year changes to safe harbor plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/24/2016 • 0 Comments

The impact of the Department of Labor’s May 18 rule revising the federal overtime rules may not be confined to HR and payroll — retirement plan administrators and service providers may be affected as well. 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 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 Staff5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on May 13 issued an interim rule amending its regulations to significantly raise the per-day penalties under ERISA for failing to give proper notice. READ MORE

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 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 Staff5/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, is leading a call for President Obama to issue an executive order to require government contractors to auto-enroll employees in retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/6/2016 • 0 Comments

Planning retirement financing can be confusing. And sometimes to such a degree that it is debilitating, argues industry insider Christopher Carosa. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has reached a settlement agreement with an investment company over how it handled a short-term investment CIT. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

While social media has been a part of our personal lives for some time now, the retirement industry, writ large, still seems to be a bit of a novice; here are four things to keep in mind. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

Every so often someone puts out a list of what are said to be the “best” 401(k) plans, based on varied benefits and plan design structure criteria. But for my money, here’s what the best plans do. 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

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a recent notice provides guidance on the responsibilities of firms regarding supervision of the sale of pension income stream products by their associated persons. READ MORE

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