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By John Iekel8/4/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) takes a look at the PBGC Multiemployer Program's condition and offers suggestions on improving its solvency. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/2/2016 • 0 Comments

Even a retirement plan whose administrators and sponsors strive to keep in compliance with laws and regulations can be audited; experts in a recent series of interviews offer tips on how to be ready. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/2/2016 • 0 Comments

A couple of large advisory firms have put a public price tag on the costs of their compliance with the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Retirement plan professionals of all stripes expect to have to adjust to the Department of Labor’s final fiduciary rule. But businesses are gearing up for more than the obvious adjustments they’ll need to make. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plans have grown and proliferated, while the converse has been true for the defined benefit universe. But a recent paper argues that applying the principles of DB plan administration can benefit DC plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

A teacher in Baltimore stretched beyond instructing his students and set in motion a program to teach his colleagues about retirement saving as well. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The retirement plan industry has paid a lot of time and attention to behavioral finance in motivating worker savings behaviors — but in doing so, we may be overlooking a significant factor that affects their adoption. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/28/2016 • 0 Comments

"Retirement Plan Education, In-House Style," an article that appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of Plan Consultant magazine, provides a look at a program an employer devised for itself to educate and motivate employees to participate in its retirement plan. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Workers who listed their employers as their first or second source of retirement education have more money saved for retirement than those who listed parents or family members as their top source, according to a new survey by Ramsey Solutions. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/21/2016 • 0 Comments

Here are five things that individuals should know about sitting down and doing a retirement needs calculation.

By ASPPA Net Staff7/21/2016 • 0 Comments

In “Behavioral Finance: Why Participants Sometimes Make Irrational Decisions,” a June 29 ASPPA webcast, Mercer’s Neil Lloyd and Lindsey Staley argue that awareness of how individuals appear to make decisions allows one to use the forces behind them to help participants. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/20/2016 • 0 Comments

What’s worse than one class action lawsuit alleging a fiduciary breach? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/19/2016 • 0 Comments

The expense ratios that 401(k) plan participants incur for investing in mutual funds have declined substantially since 2000, according to a report from the Investment Company Institute (ICI). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/19/2016 • 0 Comments

Legislation before the House and Senate would change the treatment of Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums so they are no longer counted as general fund revenue. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Yet another financial services provider finds itself accused of financial self-dealing in the operation of its 401(k) plan. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/13/2016 • 0 Comments

If your plan sponsor clients are working to get a DB determination letter, the IRS now wants to know if those plans have lump sum risk transfer language. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/13/2016 • 0 Comments

Taking action on governance is one of the keys by which pension funds address concerns over regulations, increasing risk and a complex market. So argues Scott Fitzgerald of State Street in a recent column that appeared in Institutional Investor. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/12/2016 • 0 Comments

In private letter ruling (PLR) 201628006, released on July 8, the IRS says that the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules apply to a designated IRA beneficiary even though a state court modified the beneficiary designations. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams7/11/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) has made some “technical corrections” to the Best Interest Contract (BIC) Exemption of the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/8/2016 • 0 Comments

There are things that today’s investment/plan committee share with, and can learn from, the experience of our forefathers who crafted and signed the document declaring our nation’s independence. READ MORE

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