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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.
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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

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

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