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By John Iekel7/7/2016 • 0 Comments

In a recent study, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that some aspects of employer-provided retirement benefits have grown in the last one to four years, while others have declined slightly and many have held steady. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2016 • 0 Comments

Top leadership at the Department of Labor (DOL) has indicated that the department will not bend on its fiduciary rule, but then again, it may. Bad cop, good cop? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/5/2016 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) has adjusted the civil monetary penalties for inflation — though there’s likely to be some sticker shock from some of the increases. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/5/2016 • 0 Comments

“Auto” features — enrollment and escalation, that is — have received fresh boosts in recent reports concerning private as well as public-sector employers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/5/2016 • 0 Comments

Look for growth in liability-driven investments (LDI), according to new research from Willis Towers Watson (WTW). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/5/2016 • 0 Comments

There is a sizable number of pre-retirees and retirees who do not enlist the assistance of a professional when devising a financial plan for their retirement, according to a recent study. It also takes a look at how they do in the effort. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/1/2016 • 0 Comments

Another 401(k) provider has come to terms with participants of its own plan who alleged fiduciary obligations were violated by putting relatively high-fee in-house investment funds on the plan menu. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/1/2016 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that, among plans automatically enrolling participants, 7 in 10 use all three features of an autopilot program, but the adoption rate varies by plan size. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Financial reporting standards the Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) set in place in Statement 74 last year are effective for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2016 for a variety of retirement plans that provide postemployment benefits other than pension benefits (OPEB). READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

A June 20 session of the SPARK National Conference held in Washington, DC. featured a discussion of data security. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Wellness is a hot topic, and that means not only physical, but also financial, health. Financial wellness is relevant to, and an aspect of, retirement readiness. A June 21 panel at the 2016 SPARK National Conference in Washington, DC included a discussion of financial wellness and what it means.
Clients are key to how it is defined, panelists indicated. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Panel discussions at the June 20-21 SPARK National Conference in Washington, DC offered insights into the effects the DOL fiduciary rule is already having and how the retirement industry can prepare in the less than 10 months remaining before its effective date. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/24/2016 • 0 Comments

Last week another of the so-called excessive fee lawsuits was settled — not adjudicated, mind you. Here are some factors that the targets of these lawsuits seem to have in common. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on June 15 to examine ways to leverage prizes and technology to influence savings behavior. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Strong majorities of executives, investment professionals and registered investment advisors at a recent conference expect to change their technological systems in order to comply with the fiduciary rule, as well as adjust their budgets to do that.

By Nevin Adams6/21/2016 • 0 Comments

The three lawsuits filed against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary regulation in the Northern District of Texas could be coming together. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/21/2016 • 0 Comments

With the official Atlantic hurricane season just begun, it's timely to remember the possibility of significant property losses and business disruption — and the need for hardship distributions. READ MORE

By Andrew Biggs6/17/2016 • 0 Comments

In a new report published by the American Enterprise Institute and supported by the Bradley Foundation, several experts look into how to reform America’s entitlement and welfare programs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/17/2016 • 0 Comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently included a segment that was deeply critical of the financial services industry and specifically referenced the 401(k) plan that the show’s production company has with John Hancock. Here’s John Hancock’s response. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/14/2016 • 0 Comments

Last week, House Republicans released the first of six documents detailing their policy agenda, a portion of which included recommendations to “build retirement security through the private retirement system.” READ MORE

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