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 ASPPA Net Staff8/14/2018 • 0 Comments

Summer can be a great time to catch up on continuing education credits — and ASPPA has plenty of easy-to-access alternatives and great information on compelling topics. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Washington, and federal agencies, are rife with an alphabet soup of acronyms — and the IRS is certainly part of it. A recent blog entry addresses some of the collections of letters applicable to auto-enrollment. READ MORE

By John Iekel 8/8/2018 • 0 Comments

Missing participants are challenging to plans, TPAs and recordkeepers — but cashouts ultimately are an even bigger issue, a service provider suggests. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/3/2018 • 0 Comments

Things continued to heat up in July for those average 401(k) balances. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/31/2018 • 0 Comments

New legislation would give any worker not currently covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan access to a new type of retirement savings account. READ MORE

By Jack Towarnicky7/27/2018 • 0 Comments

In part three of a three-part series concerning retirement preparedness, we confirm that there is no solution for workers who do not have retirement preparation as a priority. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/27/2018 • 0 Comments

Key lawmakers and staffers from the House and Senate discussed legislation relevant to retirement plans and offered insights on congressional activity on July 24. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/27/2018 • 0 Comments

An unspecified number of participants in plans recordkept by Vanguard were told their loans had been processed. But they hadn’t. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/25/2018 • 0 Comments

Big plans may have more assets (and larger fees), but new data suggests that there’s more promise in focusing sales efforts on small and mid-sized plans. READ MORE

By Jack Towarnicky7/18/2018 • 0 Comments

In Part 2 of a three-part series on retirement in America, we look at the decline of traditional pension plans and the rise of defined contribution plans. READ MORE

By Kim Miller7/17/2018 • 0 Comments

The ASPPA Cincinnati Regional Conference will be held Nov. 12-13, 2018 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center — and it’s the 10th anniversary celebration! READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/16/2018 • 0 Comments

A new study reveals a number of remarkable developments in plan design trends and participant savings behaviors among small business defined contribution plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/16/2018 • 0 Comments

A bipartisan bill that sponsors say will provide greater flexibility and access to small business employees and their employers seeking to utilize SIMPLE plans as a retirement saving option is before the Senate. 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

With concerns about healthcare costs looming large for American workers, a key congressional committee just took a major step to boost health savings accounts. 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 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 ARA Staff7/2/2018 • 0 Comments

Rumors notwithstanding, the House Ways & Means Committee tells the American Retirement Association, the committee has no plans to revisit Rothification as part of the new tax reform discussions. READ MORE

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