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 Nevin Adams 6/20/2018 • 0 Comments

In what looks to be a first in excessive fee litigation, a court has ordered plaintiffs to produce some Facebook posts. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/20/2018 • 0 Comments

The DOL has unveiled the final version of a rule that allows more small businesses and self-employed workers to band together to buy health insurance — and may have dropped a small hint about retirement MEPs. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/15/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent survey reveals concern about plan participants’ longevity risk and their ability to achieve higher retirement account balances over the long term. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

There were mixed results for DB and DC plans in the first quarter of 2018, the Federal Reserve reports. In short: assets grew, but so did liabilities. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Guess how many CE credits you can get at the ASPPA Annual Conference. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Another provider has been sued by an employee-participant in its own 401(k) plan, not just for its inclusion of proprietary funds, but the type and number of options on its menu — and its target-date strategy. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS determination letter program and what to do about missing participants were among the topics the Employee Plans Subgroup of the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities addressed in the general report it issued on June 7. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

A new report forecasts how the innovations brought on by the Pension Protection Act will continue to evolve, foreseeing a DC industry that takes on some of the traditional features of the DB industry. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/6/2018 • 0 Comments

In a June 4, 2018 comment letter to the IRS, the ARA recommended that the IRS expand its determination letter program to cover specific situations. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/6/2018 • 0 Comments

In spite of continued volatility, April’s “showers” produced some May flowers for average 401(k) balances. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/30/2018 • 0 Comments

TPAs serving 401(k) plans may want to remind their clients that they should review and update their “special tax notices” in the wake of changes to the plan loan offset rules under last year’s tax reform legislation. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/29/2018 • 0 Comments

The average individual 401(k) and IRA balances of Fidelity clients dipped a bit in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, but year-over-year increases remained strong. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/24/2018 • 0 Comments

A measure before the Senate would establish a federal commission to review private retirement benefit programs and report to Congress on how to improve private retirement security. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/23/2018 • 0 Comments

The IRS is now accepting applications for opinion letters for pre-approved DC plans for the third six-year remedial amendment cycle. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/21/2018 • 0 Comments

Participant transfer activity picked up in April, but was still well short of surges earlier in the year. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/18/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent white paper takes a look not only at how well employees are saving, but also the habits that can help in achieving greater financial security in retirement. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/14/2018 • 0 Comments

A potential negative consequence of litigation involving defined contribution plans is engendering fear among plan fiduciaries to offer innovative plan options, a new report suggests. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

With many workers still lacking access to a retirement plan set against the backdrop of a growing gig economy, vital changes to existing retirement program strategies are needed, attendees at a May 8 policy forum in Washington, DC were told. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Plan design can influence and equip plan participants to make better choices regarding distribution, a recently released report concludes. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/4/2018 • 0 Comments

Communicating with participants is bread and butter stuff – a reminder that in the end, benefits administration is about real people. Benefits administrators from two employers in a May 1 session of the Plan Sponsor Council of America’s annual conference shared their experiences and approaches in communicating with participants. READ MORE

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