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By John Iekel 3/19/2018 • 0 Comments

There may not be much guidance on how to avoid breaking plan administration rules, but you’re not helpless; a recent blog entry offers suggestions about what to do about and before a DOL investigation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/16/2018 • 0 Comments

New research suggests that the best ways of motivating participant behaviors differ depending on whether the plan relies on voluntary or automatic enrollment. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 3/12/2018 • 0 Comments

Last fall, the FBI raided the offices of Vantage Benefits Administrators “amid concerns that money may be missing from retirement accounts the company manages.” Lawsuits brought by plans affected by the fraud now shed light on what went on. READ MORE

By John Iekel 3/5/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent analysis discusses the importance of plan monitoring and offers tips and ideas on designing a process and procedures for monitoring the way a plan and its funds are managed. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout3/1/2018 • 0 Comments

While still making the most of what they can in today’s market, institutional investors have been bracing for the impact of renewed market volatility,acting to diversify and construct durable portfolios, say new survey findings. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Employees are in the mood to save more for their retirement, and an increasing number of employers are tapping in to that sentiment, say recent reports. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Now is the time to get up-to-date on developments in Washington and their impact on retirement plans. Learn from someone in the know, Craig Hoffman, ARA’s General Counsel. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

Financial education can be an antidote for financial stress, but not in the traditional ways it is provided, suggests a recent study.
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By Ted Godbout2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

Workers who have participated in an employer-sponsored plan are much more likely to report that they have recently tried to figure out how much retirement income they will need, says a new study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/26/2018 • 0 Comments

TPAs and other retirement plan professionals may find it useful to know that the number of plan sponsors calculating and benchmarking fees in the past year is up — and whether that is having an impact. READ MORE

By Richard Ford2/21/2018 • 0 Comments

In a 2017 report, a survey of 1,600 workers found that 53% are feeling financial stress, which results in negative impacts that impose costs on employers because of its effects on employees. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Expecting unexpected events can help a retiree to be prepared, says a recent report that has implications not only for retirees but also for retirement plan professionals. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout2/6/2018 • 0 Comments

New survey results from TD Ameritrade suggest that three-quarters of Americans are in the dark when it comes to 401(k) fees. READ MORE

By John Iekel 2/2/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent paper touches on where retirement readiness fits into the financial wellness equation, and it’s not just in the obvious ways. READ MORE

By Kenneth Marblestone2/2/2018 • 0 Comments

The 2018 Eastern Regional Conference will be held at the Doubletree Center City Hotel in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 1/31/2018 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association has taken issue with the new VCP fee structure and approach taken by the IRS, stressing that it is “unfair to small employers, and will have an adverse impact on plan participants.” READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/26/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent conversation spotlights errors commonly found in a retirement plan audit and ways to prevent them. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout1/22/2018 • 0 Comments

To increase transparency, FINRA for the first time has released its annual budget, showing that the 2018 budget does not include a fee rate increase for its member firms. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/10/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has released the Premium Filing Instructions to be used for 2018 plan years. READ MORE

By John Iekel 1/8/2018 • 0 Comments

What was the top news story of the year that just ended? A recent blog post discusses retirement-related subjects that generated the greatest interest. READ MORE

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