Defined Contribution Plans

This broadly defined station houses posts about topics that encompass all types of employer-provided defined contribution plans — not just 401(k)s. These include plans in other countries, etc.

 

 

 

By John Iekel8/11/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog entry argues that employers and plan administrators can face complex situations concerning distributions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/10/2017 • 0 Comments

State-run plans slowly are gaining traction, but in a recent survey, 30% of employers say they are very likely to drop their DC plan and turn to a state plan. READ MORE

By John Iekel8/10/2017 • 0 Comments

The notion that people need to save more for retirement is not new. Recent research suggests that in sentiment many employers agree, but may not put that in practice as fully as they could. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams8/7/2017 • 0 Comments

The fiduciary regulation got another day in court last week — and, for a change, this time the regulation’s challengers appeared to draw blood. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A new report finds that 55% of DC plan sponsors indicate they are likely to stop offering their plan in favor of in a state-run plan if one is available. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/27/2017 • 0 Comments

A new study finds a higher rate of workplace retirement plan participation, and claims that a widely cited measure of participation understates reality by about 5 percentage points. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association on July 17 sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) expressing its strong support for tax incentives to encourage retirement savings. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/11/2017 • 0 Comments

“Too expensive to set up” or “my organization does not have the resources” are the top reasons small to midsize businesses cite for not offering a retirement plan, says Pew Charitable Trusts. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Employees who may have the greatest longevity at an office in terms of circuits around the sun and as part of payroll, have — and pose — concerns unlike those of younger cohorts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2017 • 0 Comments

While they’re not quite as strong as the numbers for the first quarter of the year, there should be plenty to celebrate in this year’s June 30 participant statements. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The pilot program for OregonSaves, the state-run auto-IRA program for private-sector workers in Oregon, was launched on July 1. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/1/2017 • 0 Comments

The IRS has made some changes to how it deals with pre-approved plans, hoping to encourage employers to switch from individually designed plans to the pre-approved format. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

Just when you think all the 401(k) plans with proprietary funds have been sued — another lawsuit emerges. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/30/2017 • 0 Comments

The public sector's response to cybercrime to protect its retirement plans and participants is not uniform, a recent report suggests.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

By the end of the first quarter of 2017, U.S. retirement assets amounted to $26.1 trillion, according to the Investment Company Institute. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Inside the Beltway it seems that all anybody can talk about is “Rothification,” specifically the elimination of some — or in some cases, all — of the employee pre-tax savings advantages of the 401(k).
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By Andrew Remo6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

While most respondents to a new survey think eliminating or reducing pre-tax contributions to retirement savings plans is a bad idea, most would definitely or probably still offer them if current pre-tax limits were lowered. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

DC plans were on the receiving end of strong market performance during the first quarter of this year, rising 4.67%, its highest quarterly return since year-end 2013, according to the latest Callan DC Index. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/21/2017 • 0 Comments

Small plans frequently have big service needs, and a special joint NAPA/CIkR task force has developed a template designed to make it easier to obtain a consistent, apples-to-apples comparison of service features from 401(k) recordkeepers.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent report on 401(k) services, fees and expenses looks closely at usage of mutual funds in 401(k) investments. READ MORE

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