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By ASPPA Net Staff10/26/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) have announced that they are granting relief to victims of Hurricane Matthew in hard-hit parts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/21/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS has announced that 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Matthew and members of their families. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/20/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has announced the flat-rate and variable-rate premium rates for 2017. READ MORE

By John Iekel10/14/2016 • 0 Comments

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Resident Scholar Andrew Biggs shares his views on what can be done to improve entitlements and increase retirement saving. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 10/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Could better communications about retirement income boost retirement savings? A new study finds some intriguing results. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/14/2016 • 0 Comments

A new research paper highlights several new observations about people who have limited financial assets in retirement, specifically findings regarding spending on financial shocks, or unexpected expenses, since retiring. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/13/2016 • 0 Comments

John Hancock Retirement Plan Service has set Oct. 18 as National TPA Day, a day intended to recognize the contributions and expertise of third party administrators. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that current retirees are keeping a careful eye on their spending – and feel that they can sustain that approach throughout retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent report highlights five key 401(k) risk areas to keep an eye on. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/12/2016 • 0 Comments

On Oct. 11, 2016, the American Retirement Association requested relief from the IRS for taxpayers, plan sponsors and service providers adversely affected by Hurricane Matthew. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/6/2016 • 0 Comments

Happy workers appear to be healthier financially — or is it the other way around? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/6/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS has made an early release of the draft of the 2016 Form 5500-EZ instructions, to be used for providing the information about the 2016 plan year that is to be filed in 2017. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/5/2016 • 0 Comments

The IRS has updated the information it provides on its website on retirement plan correction procedures to reflect Revenue Procedure 2016-51. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The Fall 2016 issue of Plan Consultant is now online; it focuses on the most important matters facing the industry and offers insights from regular contributors. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/4/2016 • 0 Comments

September has long been known as the worst month for U.S. stock performance, but this year 401(k) balances for younger, less tenured workers actually rose 2% in September. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/3/2016 • 0 Comments

There are a variety of plan design options that have an impact on participants and plan sponsors — and one of them is plan eligibility. Noah Buck argues that a strategic approach to defining eligibility provisions in 401(k) plans can boost take-up rates. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/30/2016 • 0 Comments

A "new" proposal that purports to "rescue" retirement does so at the expense of the 401(k) — and is based on faulty math, to boot. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Division of Corporate Finance has provided some comfort for those who offer self-directed brokerage accounts. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 9/26/2016 • 0 Comments

In class action suits, plaintiffs’ attorneys generally receive a fee whose amount is contingent on the amount of the verdict or settlement — frequently about a third. What about the excessive fee suits? READ MORE

By David Witz9/26/2016 • 0 Comments

In an article that appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of Plan Consultant, David J Witz discusses the increasing importance of technology in TPAs' work to serve their clients. READ MORE

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