Practice Management

Practice Management

Practice Management

By John Iekel 7/13/2018 • 0 Comments

A good offense is often the best defense. A maxim used in many contexts, and a July 10 ASPPA Webcast suggests that taking extra care to ensure that your Form 5500 is correct is one of them. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/13/2018 • 0 Comments

There was good news – and some not-so-good news – about plan designs and participant behaviors in a recent industry survey. READ MORE

By Jack Towarnicky7/13/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent article misrepresents the facts related to the decline of employer-sponsored pension plans. Employer-sponsored, individual account retirement savings plans continue to be the best vehicle for improving long-term outcomes for American workers. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Many American workers are still recovering from the Great Recession, but most are focused on saving for retirement and have varying degrees of confidence they will be able to retire comfortably, says a recent study. READ MORE

By John Iekel 7/12/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post reinforces reasoning regarding how crucial education is in facilitating plan participants’ financial readiness for retirement. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/12/2018 • 0 Comments

While few current retirees take a job in their “golden years,” a new study suggests that large percentages of future retirees expect to continue working during retirement, driven by uncertainty about Social Security and their own financial preparedness. READ MORE

By John Iekel 7/11/2018 • 0 Comments

The funded status of the 100 biggest private-sector defined benefit plans improved in June, says a recent report. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/11/2018 • 0 Comments

An annual study that assesses agreement between married partners on communication and knowledge of finances uncovers several disconnects related to their retirement outlook. READ MORE

By John Iekel 7/9/2018 • 0 Comments

The PBGC is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget to extend the collection of information concerning regulations related to multiemployer pension plans. READ MORE

By Brian Graff7/6/2018 • 0 Comments

Despite all the change and innovation that has taken place concerning retirement plans, one thing hasn’t changed: the percentage of American workers covered by a workplace retirement plan. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/6/2018 • 0 Comments

As we celebrate the Declaration that marks the birth of this nation, it seems a good time to reflect on some lessons from that experience that hold true even today — and that apply to retirement plans and their administration. READ MORE

By John Iekel 7/6/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent paper argues that financial literacy, and not the length and relative complexity of the information participants receive, is most important in helping participants prepare for financial stability during retirement. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/6/2018 • 0 Comments

New research reveals that many 401(k) plan participants still do not know what to do with their proverbial “pile of money” at retirement and need guidance. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Ascensus announced July 3 that it is acquiring INTAC Actuarial Services, Inc., which will become part of Ascensus’ expanding TPA Solutions Division. READ MORE

By John Iekel 7/2/2018 • 0 Comments

Many resources are expended to get people to save for retirement; a recent report argues that plans should help participants use what they have saved in a deliberate way. READ MORE

By John Iekel 7/2/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent paper provides an overview of research on the shortcomings of financial education, why it can fail, and what is successful in helping employees to improve their financial behavior and outcomes. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/29/2018 • 0 Comments

The Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA), a part of the American Retirement Association, has submitted written recommendations for guidance on missing participants to several agencies including the DOL, the Treasury Department and IRS. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2018 • 0 Comments

It’s easier than you think to obtain a copy of the industry’s longest-running and most respected survey of plan design trends and benchmarking data. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/28/2018 • 0 Comments

For younger employees, saving for retirement can take a back seat to paying off student loan debt; however, a new benefit provides some relief from that uncomfortable position. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2018 • 0 Comments

Ascensus announced June 28 that it will acquire QBI, LLC; the California-based third-party administrator will become part of Ascensus’ expanding TPA Solutions Division. READ MORE

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