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By John Iekel5/20/2016 • 0 Comments

Increasingly, a plan’s digital platform is becoming participants’ main point of contact with the plan. What can consumer research tell us about doing a better job of fulfilling users’ digital expectations? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on May 13 issued an interim rule amending its regulations to significantly raise the per-day penalties under ERISA for failing to give proper notice. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

America faces “a huge undersaving problem that will catch up with us,” warned participants at a recent panel discussion of financial literacy and retirement readiness. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

How can we best address the challenges we face concerning retirement security? Speakers at the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Policy Forum offered several perspectives. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/13/2016 • 0 Comments

More companies are turning to annuity purchases as a way to accomplish pension risk transfer, according to a recent report by Prudential. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/12/2016 • 0 Comments

A May 5 session at LIMRA’s 2016 Retirement Industry Conference offered some hard data on perceptions of — and risks to — retirement readiness. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, is leading a call for President Obama to issue an executive order to require government contractors to auto-enroll employees in retirement plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/6/2016 • 0 Comments

Planning retirement financing can be confusing. And sometimes to such a degree that it is debilitating, argues industry insider Christopher Carosa. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has reached a settlement agreement with an investment company over how it handled a short-term investment CIT. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

While social media has been a part of our personal lives for some time now, the retirement industry, writ large, still seems to be a bit of a novice; here are four things to keep in mind. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams5/3/2016 • 0 Comments

Every so often someone puts out a list of what are said to be the “best” 401(k) plans, based on varied benefits and plan design structure criteria. But for my money, here’s what the best plans do. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/2/2016 • 0 Comments

Most Americans believe they pay nothing for their financial products — or have no idea what they pay — according to a new study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in a recent notice provides guidance on the responsibilities of firms regarding supervision of the sale of pension income stream products by their associated persons. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Millennials have a much different relationship with their Boomer parents than Boomers did with theirs — and a new report says that could result in a different kind of retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Pension plan professionals — whether they are third-party administrators, actuaries, investment professionals or attorneys — have an obligation to perform their duties concerning their retirement plan clients in an ethical and professional manner. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Financial literacy is essential to improving retirement readiness and helping employees to prepare; that was the core message of an April 27 webinar on retirement security and the role states and employers play in bringing it about. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Average fund costs continued to decline in 2015, but investors aren’t necessarily paying less, according to Morningstar. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2016 • 0 Comments

The PBGC on April 27 announced that it is proposing amendments to its premium payments regulation; the proposal applies to single-employer and multiemployer plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/26/2016 • 0 Comments

One of the most significant cost factors in retirement planning isn’t even on most participants’ radar screens — and it can vary widely depending on where you live. READ MORE

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